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Librarian Average Salary in Nigeria 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Nigeria?

Average Monthly Salary
238,000 NGN
( 2,860,000 NGN yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Nigeria typically earns around 238,000 NGN per month. Salaries range from 117,000 NGN (lowest) to 372,000 NGN (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 Nigeria

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Nigeria range from 117,000 NGN per month (minimum salary) to 372,000 NGN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 243,000 NGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 243,000 NGN while the other half are earning more than 243,000 NGN. 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 162,000 NGN while 75% of them are earning more than 162,000 NGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 314,000 NGN while 25% are earning more than 314,000 NGN.

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 138,000 NGN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 178,000 NGN per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 246,000 NGN per month, 38% 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 304,000 NGN per month, 24% 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 326,000 NGN per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 348,000 NGN per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Nigeria

0 - 2 Years
138,000 NGN
2 - 5 Years+29%
178,000 NGN
5 - 10 Years+38%
246,000 NGN
10 - 15 Years+24%
304,000 NGN
15 - 20 Years+7%
326,000 NGN
20+ Years+7%
348,000 NGN
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 196,000 NGN per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 300,000 NGN per month, 53% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Nigeria

Certificate or Diploma
196,000 NGN
Bachelor's Degree+53%
300,000 NGN
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 Nigeria earn 11% less than their female counterparts on average.

221,000 NGN
249,000 NGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Nigeria for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Nigeria

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


Librarian(s) in Nigeria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 20 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 19 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.

Nigeria / 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 Nigeria is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Nigeria 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 Nigeria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Nigeria 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.

73% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 27% 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 Nigeria

1,370 NGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Nigeria is 1,370 NGN. This means that the average Librarian in Nigeria earns approximately 1,370 NGN 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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Assistant Teacher242,000 NGN+2%
Biochemistry Professor 489,000 NGN+110%
Biology Teacher288,000 NGN+21%
Bursary Scheme Manager322,000 NGN+35%
Business Teacher296,000 NGN+24%
Chemistry Teacher264,000 NGN+11%
Child Care Coordinator289,000 NGN+21%
Child Care Worker223,000 NGN-6%
Clinical School Psychologist410,000 NGN+72%
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College and Career Readiness Specialist353,000 NGN+48%
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Distance Learning Coordinator317,000 NGN+33%
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Education Assistant Principal296,000 NGN+24%
Education Assistant Professor384,000 NGN+61%
Education Consultant394,000 NGN+65%
Education Coordinator302,000 NGN+27%
Education Counselor319,000 NGN+34%
Education Director510,000 NGN+110%
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Education Researcher410,000 NGN+72%
Education Resource Specialist299,000 NGN+25%
Education Services Facilitator334,000 NGN+40%
Educational Psychologist432,000 NGN+81%
EFL Teacher282,000 NGN+18%
eLearning Trainer257,000 NGN+8%
Elementary School Teacher240,000 NGN+1%
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Engineering Teacher392,000 NGN+64%
English Teacher263,000 NGN+10%
ESL Teacher294,000 NGN+23%
Faculty Assistant340,000 NGN+43%
Foreign Language Teacher247,000 NGN+4%
GED Teacher258,000 NGN+8%
Geography Teacher258,000 NGN+8%
Head of Mathematics Department363,000 NGN+52%
Head of School469,000 NGN+97%
High School Teacher290,000 NGN+22%
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Infant Teacher206,000 NGN-14%
Instructional Assistant299,000 NGN+25%
Instructor312,000 NGN+31%
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Math Lecturer476,000 NGN+100%
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Mentor319,000 NGN+34%
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Music Teacher265,000 NGN+11%
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Nursery Worker169,000 NGN-29%
Paraprofessional359,000 NGN+51%
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Physical Education Teacher248,000 NGN+4%
Physics Teacher 290,000 NGN+22%
Political Science Teacher304,000 NGN+28%
Post Doctoral Researcher417,000 NGN+75%
Preschool Education Administrator302,000 NGN+27%
Preschool Teacher230,000 NGN-3%
Primary School Teacher260,000 NGN+9%
Principal414,000 NGN+74%
Product Specialist313,000 NGN+31%
Professor - Accounting499,000 NGN+110%
Professor - Architecture486,000 NGN+100%
Professor - Biology499,000 NGN+110%
Professor - Business Administration466,000 NGN+96%
Professor - Chemical Engineering541,000 NGN+130%
Professor - Chemistry510,000 NGN+110%
Professor - Civil Engineering501,000 NGN+110%
Professor - Communication477,000 NGN+100%
Professor - Computer Science481,000 NGN+100%
Professor - Dentistry531,000 NGN+120%
Professor - Drama469,000 NGN+97%
Professor - Economics535,000 NGN+120%
Professor - Education505,000 NGN+110%
Professor - Electrical Engineering504,000 NGN+110%
Professor - English484,000 NGN+100%
Professor - Environmental Engineering496,000 NGN+110%
Professor - Foreign Languages487,000 NGN+100%
Professor - Geological Sciences484,000 NGN+100%
Professor - History517,000 NGN+120%
Professor - Industrial Engineering492,000 NGN+110%
Professor - Law511,000 NGN+110%
Professor - Legal Support483,000 NGN+100%
Professor - Liberal Arts483,000 NGN+100%
Professor - Marketing490,000 NGN+110%
Professor - Mathematics559,000 NGN+130%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering524,000 NGN+120%
Professor - Medical Administration559,000 NGN+130%
Professor - Medicine604,000 NGN+150%
Professor - Music442,000 NGN+85%
Professor - Nursing481,000 NGN+100%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences486,000 NGN+100%
Professor - Philosophy519,000 NGN+120%
Professor - Physical Therapy523,000 NGN+120%
Professor - Physics517,000 NGN+120%
Professor - Psychology498,000 NGN+110%
Professor - Rehabilitation445,000 NGN+87%
Professor - Social Work463,000 NGN+94%
Professor - Sociology485,000 NGN+100%
Professor - Special Education522,000 NGN+120%
Psychology Teacher403,000 NGN+69%
Public Management Assistant Professor402,000 NGN+69%
School Counselor392,000 NGN+64%
Science Educator277,000 NGN+16%
Science Laboratory Assistant252,000 NGN+6%
Science Teacher270,000 NGN+13%
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Special Needs Assistant231,000 NGN-3%
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Substitute Teacher230,000 NGN-3%
Teacher259,000 NGN+9%
Teacher Aide206,000 NGN-14%
Teacher Trainer344,000 NGN+44%
Training and Development Specialist353,000 NGN+48%
Training Coordinator261,000 NGN+10%
Tutor270,000 NGN+13%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Benin City200,000 NGN
Ibadan222,000 NGN
Kaduna210,000 NGN
Kano230,000 NGN
Lagos239,000 NGN

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 Nigeria earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
328,000 NGN
Public Sector+6%
347,000 NGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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