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Librarian Average Salary in Papua New Guinea 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Papua New Guinea?

Average Monthly Salary
2,720 PGK
( 32,700 PGK yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Papua New Guinea

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Papua New Guinea range from 1,250 PGK per month (minimum salary) to 4,330 PGK per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • 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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Papua New Guinea

0 - 2 Years
1,420 PGK
2 - 5 Years+34%
1,900 PGK
5 - 10 Years+48%
2,810 PGK
10 - 15 Years+22%
3,420 PGK
15 - 20 Years+9%
3,730 PGK
20+ Years+8%
4,040 PGK
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 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.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Papua New Guinea

Certificate or Diploma
1,650 PGK
Bachelor's Degree+93%
3,190 PGK
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 Papua New Guinea earn 15% less than their female counterparts on average.

2,500 PGK
2,950 PGK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Papua New Guinea for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Papua New Guinea

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


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.

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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.

Papua New Guinea / 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 Papua New Guinea is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Librarian Bonus and Incentive Rates in Papua New Guinea

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Papua New Guinea 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.

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.

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 Papua New Guinea

16 PGK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Papua New Guinea is 16 PGK. This means that the average Librarian in Papua New Guinea earns approximately 16 PGK 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

Salary Comparison Between Librarian and Teaching / Education monthly Papua New Guinea
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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Academic Advisor4,410 PGK+62%
Academic Coach4,260 PGK+57%
Academic Manager4,660 PGK+71%
Academic Specialist3,770 PGK+39%
Academic Staff3,160 PGK+16%
Accompanist3,440 PGK+26%
Achievement Coach4,010 PGK+47%
Admissions Specialist3,840 PGK+41%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher3,200 PGK+18%
Anthropology Teacher3,300 PGK+21%
Arabic Language Teacher3,220 PGK+18%
Archeology Teacher3,590 PGK+32%
Architecture Teacher3,790 PGK+39%
Archivist2,830 PGK+4%
Art Teacher3,020 PGK+11%
Assistant School Principal4,390 PGK+61%
Assistant Teacher2,790 PGK+2%
Biochemistry Professor 5,800 PGK+110%
Biology Teacher3,330 PGK+22%
Bursary Scheme Manager3,830 PGK+41%
Business Teacher3,480 PGK+28%
Chemistry Teacher3,400 PGK+25%
Child Care Coordinator3,400 PGK+25%
Child Care Worker2,650 PGK-3%
Clinical School Psychologist5,070 PGK+86%
College Aide4,090 PGK+50%
College and Career Readiness Specialist4,640 PGK+70%
College President7,410 PGK+170%
Communications Teacher3,560 PGK+31%
Community Education Officer2,790 PGK+2%
Computer Science Teacher3,070 PGK+13%
Computer Teacher3,260 PGK+20%
Creative Writing Trainer3,820 PGK+40%
Credit Counselor4,060 PGK+49%
Cultural Studies Teacher3,350 PGK+23%
Curriculum Developer4,460 PGK+64%
Curriculum Specialist4,290 PGK+58%
Demonstrator2,910 PGK+7%
Deputy Controller of Examinations4,060 PGK+49%
Director of Learning Technology4,530 PGK+66%
Distance Learning Coordinator3,840 PGK+41%
Economics Lecturer5,510 PGK+100%
Education Administrator3,670 PGK+35%
Education Assistant Director4,530 PGK+66%
Education Assistant Principal3,620 PGK+33%
Education Assistant Professor4,610 PGK+69%
Education Consultant4,820 PGK+77%
Education Coordinator3,420 PGK+26%
Education Counselor4,020 PGK+48%
Education Director5,890 PGK+120%
Education Program Specialist4,190 PGK+54%
Education Researcher4,580 PGK+68%
Education Resource Specialist3,730 PGK+37%
Education Services Facilitator3,810 PGK+40%
Educational Psychologist4,980 PGK+83%
EFL Teacher3,280 PGK+20%
eLearning Trainer3,080 PGK+13%
Elementary School Teacher2,660 PGK-2%
Engineering Lecturer5,630 PGK+110%
Engineering Teacher4,460 PGK+64%
English Teacher2,990 PGK+10%
ESL Teacher3,420 PGK+26%
Faculty Assistant4,070 PGK+50%
Foreign Language Teacher2,930 PGK+8%
GED Teacher3,070 PGK+13%
Geography Teacher3,160 PGK+16%
Head of Mathematics Department4,400 PGK+62%
Head of School5,250 PGK+93%
High School Teacher3,800 PGK+40%
History Teacher3,480 PGK+28%
Infant Teacher2,470 PGK-9%
Instructional Assistant3,660 PGK+34%
Instructor3,590 PGK+32%
Kindergarten Teacher2,570 PGK-6%
Language Instructor For Expatriate2,720 PGK-0%
Law Teacher4,570 PGK+68%
Learning Designer3,880 PGK+43%
Lecturer5,480 PGK+100%
Librarian2,720 PGK-0%
Library Assistant2,190 PGK-20%
Library Director3,950 PGK+45%
Library Specialist3,000 PGK+10%
Life Sciences Teacher3,270 PGK+20%
Math Lecturer6,250 PGK+130%
Mathematics Teacher3,880 PGK+43%
Mentor3,750 PGK+38%
Middle School Teacher3,440 PGK+26%
Music Teacher2,960 PGK+9%
Nursery Manager5,020 PGK+84%
Nursery Worker2,010 PGK-26%
Paraprofessional4,620 PGK+70%
Physical Education Specialist3,660 PGK+34%
Physical Education Teacher2,970 PGK+9%
Physics Teacher 3,480 PGK+28%
Political Science Teacher3,410 PGK+25%
Post Doctoral Researcher5,430 PGK+99%
Preschool Education Administrator3,700 PGK+36%
Preschool Teacher2,870 PGK+5%
Primary School Teacher2,990 PGK+10%
Principal4,870 PGK+79%
Product Specialist3,560 PGK+31%
Professor - Accounting5,750 PGK+110%
Professor - Architecture6,260 PGK+130%
Professor - Biology5,860 PGK+120%
Professor - Business Administration5,530 PGK+100%
Professor - Chemical Engineering6,490 PGK+140%
Professor - Chemistry6,190 PGK+130%
Professor - Civil Engineering5,550 PGK+100%
Professor - Communication5,890 PGK+120%
Professor - Computer Science6,010 PGK+120%
Professor - Dentistry6,060 PGK+120%
Professor - Drama5,970 PGK+120%
Professor - Economics6,240 PGK+130%
Professor - Education5,940 PGK+120%
Professor - Electrical Engineering6,620 PGK+140%
Professor - English5,810 PGK+110%
Professor - Environmental Engineering6,010 PGK+120%
Professor - Foreign Languages5,960 PGK+120%
Professor - Geological Sciences5,980 PGK+120%
Professor - History5,840 PGK+110%
Professor - Industrial Engineering5,600 PGK+110%
Professor - Law6,520 PGK+140%
Professor - Legal Support5,620 PGK+110%
Professor - Liberal Arts5,680 PGK+110%
Professor - Marketing6,180 PGK+130%
Professor - Mathematics6,640 PGK+140%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering6,290 PGK+130%
Professor - Medical Administration6,130 PGK+130%
Professor - Medicine7,390 PGK+170%
Professor - Music5,470 PGK+100%
Professor - Nursing5,440 PGK+100%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences6,130 PGK+130%
Professor - Philosophy5,990 PGK+120%
Professor - Physical Therapy6,090 PGK+120%
Professor - Physics6,720 PGK+150%
Professor - Psychology5,910 PGK+120%
Professor - Rehabilitation5,340 PGK+96%
Professor - Social Work5,610 PGK+110%
Professor - Sociology5,940 PGK+120%
Professor - Special Education5,840 PGK+110%
Psychology Teacher4,990 PGK+83%
Public Management Assistant Professor4,970 PGK+83%
School Counselor4,610 PGK+69%
Science Educator3,320 PGK+22%
Science Laboratory Assistant3,050 PGK+12%
Science Teacher3,300 PGK+21%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher3,420 PGK+26%
Secondary School Teacher3,170 PGK+16%
Special Education Teacher3,480 PGK+28%
Special Needs Assistant2,740 PGK+1%
Statistics Lecturer5,600 PGK+110%
Student Accounts Coordinator3,180 PGK+17%
Student Development Specialist3,770 PGK+39%
Student Employment Specialist3,830 PGK+41%
Student Services2,990 PGK+10%
Student Support Manager4,120 PGK+51%
Substitute Teacher2,840 PGK+4%
Teacher3,040 PGK+12%
Teacher Aide2,710 PGK-0%
Teacher Trainer4,090 PGK+50%
Training and Development Specialist4,330 PGK+59%
Training Coordinator2,920 PGK+7%
Tutor3,110 PGK+14%
University Teacher5,690 PGK+110%
Vocational Education Teacher3,280 PGK+20%

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 Papua New Guinea earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,780 PGK
Public Sector+14%
4,310 PGK
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