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Librarian Average Salary in Nicaragua 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Nicaragua?

Average Monthly Salary
13,200 NIO
( 159,000 NIO yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Nicaragua typically earns around 13,200 NIO per month. Salaries range from 6,080 NIO (lowest) to 21,000 NIO (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Librarian salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Librarian Salary Distribution in Nicaragua

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Nicaragua range from 6,080 NIO per month (minimum salary) to 21,000 NIO per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 14,300 NIO per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 14,300 NIO while the other half are earning more than 14,300 NIO. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 9,160 NIO while 75% of them are earning more than 9,160 NIO. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 19,100 NIO while 25% are earning more than 19,100 NIO.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Librarian Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Librarian salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Librarian with less than two years of experience makes approximately 6,900 NIO per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 9,220 NIO per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 13,600 NIO per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Librarian(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 16,600 NIO per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 18,100 NIO per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 19,600 NIO per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Nicaragua

0 - 2 Years
6,900 NIO
2 - 5 Years+34%
9,220 NIO
5 - 10 Years+48%
13,600 NIO
10 - 15 Years+22%
16,600 NIO
15 - 20 Years+9%
18,100 NIO
20+ Years+8%
19,600 NIO
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Librarian Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Librarian(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Librarian salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Librarian is 8,020 NIO per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 15,500 NIO per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Nicaragua

Certificate or Diploma
8,020 NIO
Bachelor's Degree+93%
15,500 NIO
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Librarian Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Librarian employees in Nicaragua earn 13% less than their female counterparts on average.

12,300 NIO
14,100 NIO
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Nicaragua for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Nicaragua

How much are annual salary increments in Nicaragua for Librarian(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


Librarian(s) in Nicaragua are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Nicaragua / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Nicaragua is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Nicaragua for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Librarian Bonus and Incentive Rates in Nicaragua

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Nicaragua Librarian
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A Librarian is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

84% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 16% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Librarian Average Hourly Wage in Nicaragua

76 NIO per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Nicaragua is 76 NIO. This means that the average Librarian in Nicaragua earns approximately 76 NIO for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Librarian VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Librarian is 34% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.

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Academic Coach20,300 NIO+54%
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Academic Specialist17,400 NIO+32%
Academic Staff14,400 NIO+9%
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Agricultural Sciences Teacher14,600 NIO+10%
Anthropology Teacher15,700 NIO+19%
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Archeology Teacher16,300 NIO+23%
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Archivist13,300 NIO+1%
Art Teacher13,900 NIO+5%
Assistant School Principal19,700 NIO+49%
Assistant Teacher13,600 NIO+3%
Biochemistry Professor 27,400 NIO+110%
Biology Teacher16,300 NIO+23%
Bursary Scheme Manager18,100 NIO+37%
Business Teacher16,300 NIO+23%
Chemistry Teacher14,900 NIO+13%
Child Care Coordinator16,200 NIO+23%
Child Care Worker12,500 NIO-5%
Clinical School Psychologist22,400 NIO+69%
College Aide18,800 NIO+42%
College and Career Readiness Specialist21,100 NIO+60%
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Computer Science Teacher14,700 NIO+11%
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Creative Writing Trainer18,800 NIO+42%
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Curriculum Developer21,200 NIO+60%
Curriculum Specialist19,400 NIO+47%
Demonstrator13,900 NIO+5%
Deputy Controller of Examinations19,400 NIO+47%
Director of Learning Technology21,000 NIO+59%
Distance Learning Coordinator18,100 NIO+37%
Economics Lecturer26,500 NIO+100%
Education Administrator18,100 NIO+37%
Education Assistant Director20,600 NIO+56%
Education Assistant Principal16,800 NIO+27%
Education Assistant Professor21,900 NIO+66%
Education Consultant22,900 NIO+73%
Education Coordinator15,800 NIO+20%
Education Counselor18,400 NIO+39%
Education Director26,600 NIO+100%
Education Program Specialist19,100 NIO+45%
Education Researcher22,800 NIO+73%
Education Resource Specialist16,600 NIO+26%
Education Services Facilitator18,500 NIO+40%
Educational Psychologist23,900 NIO+81%
EFL Teacher16,200 NIO+23%
eLearning Trainer13,800 NIO+4%
Elementary School Teacher13,100 NIO-1%
Engineering Lecturer26,200 NIO+98%
Engineering Teacher20,800 NIO+57%
English Teacher14,000 NIO+6%
ESL Teacher15,900 NIO+20%
Faculty Assistant19,400 NIO+47%
Foreign Language Teacher13,600 NIO+3%
GED Teacher13,600 NIO+3%
Geography Teacher14,400 NIO+9%
Head of Mathematics Department21,500 NIO+63%
Head of School26,100 NIO+97%
High School Teacher17,300 NIO+31%
History Teacher15,500 NIO+17%
Infant Teacher11,500 NIO-13%
Instructional Assistant16,000 NIO+21%
Instructor17,300 NIO+31%
Kindergarten Teacher12,000 NIO-9%
Language Instructor For Expatriate13,200 NIO-0%
Law Teacher21,100 NIO+60%
Learning Designer18,500 NIO+40%
Lecturer25,400 NIO+92%
Librarian13,200 NIO-0%
Library Assistant10,100 NIO-24%
Library Director18,900 NIO+43%
Library Specialist13,200 NIO-0%
Life Sciences Teacher15,200 NIO+15%
Math Lecturer28,400 NIO+110%
Mathematics Teacher17,100 NIO+29%
Mentor17,900 NIO+35%
Middle School Teacher16,200 NIO+23%
Music Teacher14,700 NIO+11%
Nursery Manager24,000 NIO+82%
Nursery Worker9,510 NIO-28%
Paraprofessional21,900 NIO+66%
Physical Education Specialist17,600 NIO+33%
Physical Education Teacher14,400 NIO+9%
Physics Teacher 15,600 NIO+18%
Political Science Teacher15,600 NIO+18%
Post Doctoral Researcher24,000 NIO+82%
Preschool Education Administrator16,800 NIO+27%
Preschool Teacher13,000 NIO-2%
Primary School Teacher13,500 NIO+2%
Principal23,300 NIO+76%
Product Specialist16,600 NIO+26%
Professor - Accounting27,600 NIO+110%
Professor - Architecture29,700 NIO+120%
Professor - Biology27,500 NIO+110%
Professor - Business Administration25,600 NIO+94%
Professor - Chemical Engineering29,700 NIO+120%
Professor - Chemistry27,900 NIO+110%
Professor - Civil Engineering27,400 NIO+110%
Professor - Communication26,000 NIO+97%
Professor - Computer Science29,000 NIO+120%
Professor - Dentistry28,900 NIO+120%
Professor - Drama28,100 NIO+110%
Professor - Economics29,000 NIO+120%
Professor - Education27,300 NIO+110%
Professor - Electrical Engineering30,000 NIO+130%
Professor - English26,000 NIO+97%
Professor - Environmental Engineering29,400 NIO+120%
Professor - Foreign Languages26,100 NIO+97%
Professor - Geological Sciences28,600 NIO+120%
Professor - History27,600 NIO+110%
Professor - Industrial Engineering26,200 NIO+98%
Professor - Law30,000 NIO+130%
Professor - Legal Support25,600 NIO+94%
Professor - Liberal Arts28,300 NIO+110%
Professor - Marketing28,300 NIO+110%
Professor - Mathematics29,500 NIO+120%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering30,500 NIO+130%
Professor - Medical Administration29,400 NIO+120%
Professor - Medicine35,000 NIO+160%
Professor - Music25,600 NIO+94%
Professor - Nursing25,200 NIO+91%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences28,000 NIO+110%
Professor - Philosophy27,000 NIO+100%
Professor - Physical Therapy30,000 NIO+130%
Professor - Physics29,700 NIO+120%
Professor - Psychology28,500 NIO+120%
Professor - Rehabilitation25,400 NIO+92%
Professor - Social Work26,400 NIO+100%
Professor - Sociology27,600 NIO+110%
Professor - Special Education26,800 NIO+100%
Psychology Teacher23,800 NIO+80%
Public Management Assistant Professor23,300 NIO+76%
School Counselor22,000 NIO+66%
Science Educator15,500 NIO+17%
Science Laboratory Assistant14,100 NIO+7%
Science Teacher15,000 NIO+13%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher16,600 NIO+26%
Secondary School Teacher14,500 NIO+10%
Special Education Teacher16,300 NIO+23%
Special Needs Assistant12,700 NIO-4%
Statistics Lecturer25,700 NIO+94%
Student Accounts Coordinator14,900 NIO+13%
Student Development Specialist18,600 NIO+41%
Student Employment Specialist16,900 NIO+28%
Student Services13,500 NIO+2%
Student Support Manager18,900 NIO+43%
Substitute Teacher12,600 NIO-5%
Teacher14,500 NIO+10%
Teacher Aide12,300 NIO-7%
Teacher Trainer18,200 NIO+38%
Training and Development Specialist20,100 NIO+52%
Training Coordinator13,400 NIO+1%
Tutor15,000 NIO+13%
University Teacher27,600 NIO+110%
Vocational Education Teacher14,700 NIO+11%

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Nicaragua earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
18,000 NIO
Public Sector+14%
20,400 NIO
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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