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 salaries in Nigeria range from 117,000 NGN per month (minimum salary) to 372,000 NGN per month (maximum 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
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.
|Certificate or Diploma|
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||364,000 NGN||+53%|
|Academic Coach||344,000 NGN||+44%|
|Academic Manager||408,000 NGN||+71%|
|Academic Specialist||295,000 NGN||+24%|
|Academic Staff||271,000 NGN||+14%|
|Achievement Coach||341,000 NGN||+43%|
|Admissions Specialist||317,000 NGN||+33%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||262,000 NGN||+10%|
|Anthropology Teacher||275,000 NGN||+15%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||258,000 NGN||+8%|
|Archeology Teacher||288,000 NGN||+21%|
|Architecture Teacher||300,000 NGN||+26%|
|Art Teacher||270,000 NGN||+13%|
|Assistant School Principal||348,000 NGN||+46%|
|Assistant Teacher||242,000 NGN||+2%|
|Biochemistry Professor||489,000 NGN||+110%|
|Biology Teacher||288,000 NGN||+21%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||322,000 NGN||+35%|
|Business Teacher||296,000 NGN||+24%|
|Chemistry Teacher||264,000 NGN||+11%|
|Child Care Coordinator||289,000 NGN||+21%|
|Child Care Worker||223,000 NGN||-6%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||410,000 NGN||+72%|
|College Aide||348,000 NGN||+46%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||353,000 NGN||+48%|
|College President||618,000 NGN||+160%|
|Communications Teacher||291,000 NGN||+22%|
|Community Education Officer||242,000 NGN||+2%|
|Computer Science Teacher||279,000 NGN||+17%|
|Computer Teacher||269,000 NGN||+13%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||344,000 NGN||+44%|
|Credit Counselor||355,000 NGN||+49%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||279,000 NGN||+17%|
|Curriculum Developer||365,000 NGN||+53%|
|Curriculum Specialist||354,000 NGN||+49%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||328,000 NGN||+38%|
|Director of Learning Technology||389,000 NGN||+63%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||317,000 NGN||+33%|
|Economics Lecturer||502,000 NGN||+110%|
|Education Administrator||331,000 NGN||+39%|
|Education Assistant Director||363,000 NGN||+52%|
|Education Assistant Principal||296,000 NGN||+24%|
|Education Assistant Professor||384,000 NGN||+61%|
|Education Consultant||394,000 NGN||+65%|
|Education Coordinator||302,000 NGN||+27%|
|Education Counselor||319,000 NGN||+34%|
|Education Director||510,000 NGN||+110%|
|Education Program Specialist||342,000 NGN||+44%|
|Education Researcher||410,000 NGN||+72%|
|Education Resource Specialist||299,000 NGN||+25%|
|Education Services Facilitator||334,000 NGN||+40%|
|Educational Psychologist||432,000 NGN||+81%|
|EFL Teacher||282,000 NGN||+18%|
|eLearning Trainer||257,000 NGN||+8%|
|Elementary School Teacher||240,000 NGN||+1%|
|Engineering Lecturer||483,000 NGN||+100%|
|Engineering Teacher||392,000 NGN||+64%|
|English Teacher||263,000 NGN||+10%|
|ESL Teacher||294,000 NGN||+23%|
|Faculty Assistant||340,000 NGN||+43%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||247,000 NGN||+4%|
|GED Teacher||258,000 NGN||+8%|
|Geography Teacher||258,000 NGN||+8%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||363,000 NGN||+52%|
|Head of School||469,000 NGN||+97%|
|High School Teacher||290,000 NGN||+22%|
|History Teacher||278,000 NGN||+17%|
|Infant Teacher||206,000 NGN||-14%|
|Instructional Assistant||299,000 NGN||+25%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||225,000 NGN||-6%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||238,000 NGN||-0%|
|Law Teacher||405,000 NGN||+70%|
|Learning Designer||340,000 NGN||+43%|
|Library Assistant||186,000 NGN||-22%|
|Library Director||320,000 NGN||+34%|
|Library Specialist||231,000 NGN||-3%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||267,000 NGN||+12%|
|Math Lecturer||476,000 NGN||+100%|
|Mathematics Teacher||314,000 NGN||+32%|
|Middle School Teacher||304,000 NGN||+28%|
|Music Teacher||265,000 NGN||+11%|
|Nursery Manager||427,000 NGN||+79%|
|Nursery Worker||169,000 NGN||-29%|
|Physical Education Specialist||308,000 NGN||+29%|
|Physical Education Teacher||248,000 NGN||+4%|
|Physics Teacher||290,000 NGN||+22%|
|Political Science Teacher||304,000 NGN||+28%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||417,000 NGN||+75%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||302,000 NGN||+27%|
|Preschool Teacher||230,000 NGN||-3%|
|Primary School Teacher||260,000 NGN||+9%|
|Product Specialist||313,000 NGN||+31%|
|Professor - Accounting||499,000 NGN||+110%|
|Professor - Architecture||486,000 NGN||+100%|
|Professor - Biology||499,000 NGN||+110%|
|Professor - Business Administration||466,000 NGN||+96%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||541,000 NGN||+130%|
|Professor - Chemistry||510,000 NGN||+110%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||501,000 NGN||+110%|
|Professor - Communication||477,000 NGN||+100%|
|Professor - Computer Science||481,000 NGN||+100%|
|Professor - Dentistry||531,000 NGN||+120%|
|Professor - Drama||469,000 NGN||+97%|
|Professor - Economics||535,000 NGN||+120%|
|Professor - Education||505,000 NGN||+110%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||504,000 NGN||+110%|
|Professor - English||484,000 NGN||+100%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||496,000 NGN||+110%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||487,000 NGN||+100%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||484,000 NGN||+100%|
|Professor - History||517,000 NGN||+120%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||492,000 NGN||+110%|
|Professor - Law||511,000 NGN||+110%|
|Professor - Legal Support||483,000 NGN||+100%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||483,000 NGN||+100%|
|Professor - Marketing||490,000 NGN||+110%|
|Professor - Mathematics||559,000 NGN||+130%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||524,000 NGN||+120%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||559,000 NGN||+130%|
|Professor - Medicine||604,000 NGN||+150%|
|Professor - Music||442,000 NGN||+85%|
|Professor - Nursing||481,000 NGN||+100%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||486,000 NGN||+100%|
|Professor - Philosophy||519,000 NGN||+120%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||523,000 NGN||+120%|
|Professor - Physics||517,000 NGN||+120%|
|Professor - Psychology||498,000 NGN||+110%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||445,000 NGN||+87%|
|Professor - Social Work||463,000 NGN||+94%|
|Professor - Sociology||485,000 NGN||+100%|
|Professor - Special Education||522,000 NGN||+120%|
|Psychology Teacher||403,000 NGN||+69%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||402,000 NGN||+69%|
|School Counselor||392,000 NGN||+64%|
|Science Educator||277,000 NGN||+16%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||252,000 NGN||+6%|
|Science Teacher||270,000 NGN||+13%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||299,000 NGN||+25%|
|Secondary School Teacher||283,000 NGN||+19%|
|Special Education Teacher||296,000 NGN||+24%|
|Special Needs Assistant||231,000 NGN||-3%|
|Statistics Lecturer||476,000 NGN||+100%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||257,000 NGN||+8%|
|Student Development Specialist||324,000 NGN||+36%|
|Student Employment Specialist||294,000 NGN||+23%|
|Student Services||247,000 NGN||+4%|
|Student Support Manager||327,000 NGN||+37%|
|Substitute Teacher||230,000 NGN||-3%|
|Teacher Aide||206,000 NGN||-14%|
|Teacher Trainer||344,000 NGN||+44%|
|Training and Development Specialist||353,000 NGN||+48%|
|Training Coordinator||261,000 NGN||+10%|
|University Teacher||498,000 NGN||+110%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||274,000 NGN||+15%|
|Benin City||200,000 NGN|
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.