A person working as a Librarian in Papua New Guinea typically earns around 2,720 PGK per month. Salaries range from 1,250 PGK (lowest) to 4,330 PGK (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 Papua New Guinea range from 1,250 PGK per month (minimum salary) to 4,330 PGK per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 2,940 PGK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 2,940 PGK while the other half are earning more than 2,940 PGK. 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 1,890 PGK while 75% of them are earning more than 1,890 PGK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 3,930 PGK while 25% are earning more than 3,930 PGK.
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 1,420 PGK per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,900 PGK 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 2,810 PGK per month, 48% 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 3,420 PGK 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 3,730 PGK 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 4,040 PGK per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 1,650 PGK per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 3,190 PGK per month, 93% 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 Papua New Guinea earn 15% less than their female counterparts on average.
Librarian(s) in Papua New Guinea 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.
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 Papua New Guinea 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.
85% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 15% 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 37% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||4,410 PGK||+62%|
|Academic Coach||4,260 PGK||+57%|
|Academic Manager||4,660 PGK||+71%|
|Academic Specialist||3,770 PGK||+39%|
|Academic Staff||3,160 PGK||+16%|
|Achievement Coach||4,010 PGK||+47%|
|Admissions Specialist||3,840 PGK||+41%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||3,200 PGK||+18%|
|Anthropology Teacher||3,300 PGK||+21%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||3,220 PGK||+18%|
|Archeology Teacher||3,590 PGK||+32%|
|Architecture Teacher||3,790 PGK||+39%|
|Art Teacher||3,020 PGK||+11%|
|Assistant School Principal||4,390 PGK||+61%|
|Assistant Teacher||2,790 PGK||+2%|
|Biochemistry Professor||5,800 PGK||+110%|
|Biology Teacher||3,330 PGK||+22%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||3,830 PGK||+41%|
|Business Teacher||3,480 PGK||+28%|
|Chemistry Teacher||3,400 PGK||+25%|
|Child Care Coordinator||3,400 PGK||+25%|
|Child Care Worker||2,650 PGK||-3%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||5,070 PGK||+86%|
|College Aide||4,090 PGK||+50%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||4,640 PGK||+70%|
|College President||7,410 PGK||+170%|
|Communications Teacher||3,560 PGK||+31%|
|Community Education Officer||2,790 PGK||+2%|
|Computer Science Teacher||3,070 PGK||+13%|
|Computer Teacher||3,260 PGK||+20%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||3,820 PGK||+40%|
|Credit Counselor||4,060 PGK||+49%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||3,350 PGK||+23%|
|Curriculum Developer||4,460 PGK||+64%|
|Curriculum Specialist||4,290 PGK||+58%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||4,060 PGK||+49%|
|Director of Learning Technology||4,530 PGK||+66%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||3,840 PGK||+41%|
|Economics Lecturer||5,510 PGK||+100%|
|Education Administrator||3,670 PGK||+35%|
|Education Assistant Director||4,530 PGK||+66%|
|Education Assistant Principal||3,620 PGK||+33%|
|Education Assistant Professor||4,610 PGK||+69%|
|Education Consultant||4,820 PGK||+77%|
|Education Coordinator||3,420 PGK||+26%|
|Education Counselor||4,020 PGK||+48%|
|Education Director||5,890 PGK||+120%|
|Education Program Specialist||4,190 PGK||+54%|
|Education Researcher||4,580 PGK||+68%|
|Education Resource Specialist||3,730 PGK||+37%|
|Education Services Facilitator||3,810 PGK||+40%|
|Educational Psychologist||4,980 PGK||+83%|
|EFL Teacher||3,280 PGK||+20%|
|eLearning Trainer||3,080 PGK||+13%|
|Elementary School Teacher||2,660 PGK||-2%|
|Engineering Lecturer||5,630 PGK||+110%|
|Engineering Teacher||4,460 PGK||+64%|
|English Teacher||2,990 PGK||+10%|
|ESL Teacher||3,420 PGK||+26%|
|Faculty Assistant||4,070 PGK||+50%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||2,930 PGK||+8%|
|GED Teacher||3,070 PGK||+13%|
|Geography Teacher||3,160 PGK||+16%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||4,400 PGK||+62%|
|Head of School||5,250 PGK||+93%|
|High School Teacher||3,800 PGK||+40%|
|History Teacher||3,480 PGK||+28%|
|Infant Teacher||2,470 PGK||-9%|
|Instructional Assistant||3,660 PGK||+34%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||2,570 PGK||-6%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||2,720 PGK||-0%|
|Law Teacher||4,570 PGK||+68%|
|Learning Designer||3,880 PGK||+43%|
|Library Assistant||2,190 PGK||-20%|
|Library Director||3,950 PGK||+45%|
|Library Specialist||3,000 PGK||+10%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||3,270 PGK||+20%|
|Math Lecturer||6,250 PGK||+130%|
|Mathematics Teacher||3,880 PGK||+43%|
|Middle School Teacher||3,440 PGK||+26%|
|Music Teacher||2,960 PGK||+9%|
|Nursery Manager||5,020 PGK||+84%|
|Nursery Worker||2,010 PGK||-26%|
|Physical Education Specialist||3,660 PGK||+34%|
|Physical Education Teacher||2,970 PGK||+9%|
|Physics Teacher||3,480 PGK||+28%|
|Political Science Teacher||3,410 PGK||+25%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||5,430 PGK||+99%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||3,700 PGK||+36%|
|Preschool Teacher||2,870 PGK||+5%|
|Primary School Teacher||2,990 PGK||+10%|
|Product Specialist||3,560 PGK||+31%|
|Professor - Accounting||5,750 PGK||+110%|
|Professor - Architecture||6,260 PGK||+130%|
|Professor - Biology||5,860 PGK||+120%|
|Professor - Business Administration||5,530 PGK||+100%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||6,490 PGK||+140%|
|Professor - Chemistry||6,190 PGK||+130%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||5,550 PGK||+100%|
|Professor - Communication||5,890 PGK||+120%|
|Professor - Computer Science||6,010 PGK||+120%|
|Professor - Dentistry||6,060 PGK||+120%|
|Professor - Drama||5,970 PGK||+120%|
|Professor - Economics||6,240 PGK||+130%|
|Professor - Education||5,940 PGK||+120%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||6,620 PGK||+140%|
|Professor - English||5,810 PGK||+110%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||6,010 PGK||+120%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||5,960 PGK||+120%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||5,980 PGK||+120%|
|Professor - History||5,840 PGK||+110%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||5,600 PGK||+110%|
|Professor - Law||6,520 PGK||+140%|
|Professor - Legal Support||5,620 PGK||+110%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||5,680 PGK||+110%|
|Professor - Marketing||6,180 PGK||+130%|
|Professor - Mathematics||6,640 PGK||+140%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||6,290 PGK||+130%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||6,130 PGK||+130%|
|Professor - Medicine||7,390 PGK||+170%|
|Professor - Music||5,470 PGK||+100%|
|Professor - Nursing||5,440 PGK||+100%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||6,130 PGK||+130%|
|Professor - Philosophy||5,990 PGK||+120%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||6,090 PGK||+120%|
|Professor - Physics||6,720 PGK||+150%|
|Professor - Psychology||5,910 PGK||+120%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||5,340 PGK||+96%|
|Professor - Social Work||5,610 PGK||+110%|
|Professor - Sociology||5,940 PGK||+120%|
|Professor - Special Education||5,840 PGK||+110%|
|Psychology Teacher||4,990 PGK||+83%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||4,970 PGK||+83%|
|School Counselor||4,610 PGK||+69%|
|Science Educator||3,320 PGK||+22%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||3,050 PGK||+12%|
|Science Teacher||3,300 PGK||+21%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||3,420 PGK||+26%|
|Secondary School Teacher||3,170 PGK||+16%|
|Special Education Teacher||3,480 PGK||+28%|
|Special Needs Assistant||2,740 PGK||+1%|
|Statistics Lecturer||5,600 PGK||+110%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||3,180 PGK||+17%|
|Student Development Specialist||3,770 PGK||+39%|
|Student Employment Specialist||3,830 PGK||+41%|
|Student Services||2,990 PGK||+10%|
|Student Support Manager||4,120 PGK||+51%|
|Substitute Teacher||2,840 PGK||+4%|
|Teacher Aide||2,710 PGK||-0%|
|Teacher Trainer||4,090 PGK||+50%|
|Training and Development Specialist||4,330 PGK||+59%|
|Training Coordinator||2,920 PGK||+7%|
|University Teacher||5,690 PGK||+110%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||3,280 PGK||+20%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Papua New Guinea earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.