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Librarian Average Salary in Paraguay 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Paraguay?

Average Monthly Salary
5,470,000 PYG
( 65,700,000 PYG yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Paraguay typically earns around 5,470,000 PYG per month. Salaries range from 2,850,000 PYG (lowest) to 8,370,000 PYG (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 Paraguay

Median and salary distribution monthly Paraguay Librarian
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Paraguay range from 2,850,000 PYG per month (minimum salary) to 8,370,000 PYG per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,250,000 PYG per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 5,250,000 PYG while the other half are earning more than 5,250,000 PYG. 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 3,640,000 PYG while 75% of them are earning more than 3,640,000 PYG. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 6,540,000 PYG while 25% are earning more than 6,540,000 PYG.

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 3,230,000 PYG per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,340,000 PYG 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 5,640,000 PYG per month, 30% 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 6,820,000 PYG per month, 21% 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 7,460,000 PYG 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 7,850,000 PYG per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Paraguay

0 - 2 Years
3,230,000 PYG
2 - 5 Years+34%
4,340,000 PYG
5 - 10 Years+30%
5,640,000 PYG
10 - 15 Years+21%
6,820,000 PYG
15 - 20 Years+9%
7,460,000 PYG
20+ Years+5%
7,850,000 PYG
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 4,060,000 PYG per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 7,320,000 PYG per month, 80% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Paraguay

Certificate or Diploma
4,060,000 PYG
Bachelor's Degree+80%
7,320,000 PYG
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 Paraguay earn 7% less than their female counterparts on average.

5,300,000 PYG
5,720,000 PYG
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Paraguay for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Paraguay

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


Librarian(s) in Paraguay are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 30 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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.

Paraguay / 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 Paraguay is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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

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

91% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 9% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% 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 Paraguay

31,600 PYG per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Paraguay is 31,600 PYG. This means that the average Librarian in Paraguay earns approximately 31,600 PYG 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 37% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor8,750,000 PYG+60%
Academic Coach8,710,000 PYG+59%
Academic Manager9,560,000 PYG+75%
Academic Specialist7,730,000 PYG+41%
Academic Staff6,480,000 PYG+18%
Accompanist7,040,000 PYG+29%
Achievement Coach8,250,000 PYG+51%
Admissions Specialist7,240,000 PYG+32%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher6,750,000 PYG+23%
Anthropology Teacher6,530,000 PYG+19%
Arabic Language Teacher6,460,000 PYG+18%
Archeology Teacher7,150,000 PYG+31%
Architecture Teacher7,540,000 PYG+38%
Archivist5,430,000 PYG-1%
Art Teacher6,000,000 PYG+10%
Assistant School Principal8,740,000 PYG+60%
Assistant Teacher5,840,000 PYG+7%
Biochemistry Professor 11,600,000 PYG+110%
Biology Teacher6,620,000 PYG+21%
Bursary Scheme Manager7,650,000 PYG+40%
Business Teacher6,660,000 PYG+22%
Chemistry Teacher6,780,000 PYG+24%
Child Care Coordinator6,780,000 PYG+24%
Child Care Worker5,300,000 PYG-3%
Clinical School Psychologist10,300,000 PYG+88%
College Aide8,330,000 PYG+52%
College and Career Readiness Specialist8,550,000 PYG+56%
College President14,800,000 PYG+170%
Communications Teacher6,580,000 PYG+20%
Community Education Officer5,550,000 PYG+1%
Computer Science Teacher6,330,000 PYG+16%
Computer Teacher6,520,000 PYG+19%
Creative Writing Trainer8,120,000 PYG+48%
Credit Counselor8,570,000 PYG+57%
Cultural Studies Teacher6,440,000 PYG+18%
Curriculum Developer8,770,000 PYG+60%
Curriculum Specialist8,250,000 PYG+51%
Demonstrator5,910,000 PYG+8%
Deputy Controller of Examinations8,300,000 PYG+52%
Director of Learning Technology9,210,000 PYG+68%
Distance Learning Coordinator7,620,000 PYG+39%
Economics Lecturer11,900,000 PYG+120%
Education Administrator7,430,000 PYG+36%
Education Assistant Director9,010,000 PYG+65%
Education Assistant Principal7,190,000 PYG+31%
Education Assistant Professor9,600,000 PYG+75%
Education Consultant9,000,000 PYG+64%
Education Coordinator7,430,000 PYG+36%
Education Counselor7,920,000 PYG+45%
Education Director11,600,000 PYG+110%
Education Program Specialist8,400,000 PYG+54%
Education Researcher9,190,000 PYG+68%
Education Resource Specialist7,490,000 PYG+37%
Education Services Facilitator7,660,000 PYG+40%
Educational Psychologist10,000,000 PYG+83%
EFL Teacher6,480,000 PYG+18%
eLearning Trainer5,980,000 PYG+9%
Elementary School Teacher5,380,000 PYG-2%
Engineering Lecturer11,500,000 PYG+110%
Engineering Teacher9,160,000 PYG+67%
English Teacher6,140,000 PYG+12%
ESL Teacher6,960,000 PYG+27%
Faculty Assistant8,480,000 PYG+55%
Foreign Language Teacher6,230,000 PYG+14%
GED Teacher6,010,000 PYG+10%
Geography Teacher6,320,000 PYG+15%
Head of Mathematics Department9,440,000 PYG+73%
Head of School10,500,000 PYG+92%
High School Teacher7,380,000 PYG+35%
History Teacher6,980,000 PYG+28%
Infant Teacher4,940,000 PYG-10%
Instructional Assistant6,780,000 PYG+24%
Instructor7,230,000 PYG+32%
Kindergarten Teacher5,540,000 PYG+1%
Language Instructor For Expatriate5,470,000 PYG-0%
Law Teacher9,940,000 PYG+82%
Learning Designer7,880,000 PYG+44%
Lecturer11,600,000 PYG+110%
Librarian5,470,000 PYG-0%
Library Assistant4,460,000 PYG-18%
Library Director8,090,000 PYG+48%
Library Specialist5,930,000 PYG+8%
Life Sciences Teacher6,490,000 PYG+19%
Math Lecturer12,100,000 PYG+120%
Mathematics Teacher7,850,000 PYG+43%
Mentor7,490,000 PYG+37%
Middle School Teacher7,040,000 PYG+29%
Music Teacher6,240,000 PYG+14%
Nursery Manager9,520,000 PYG+74%
Nursery Worker4,230,000 PYG-23%
Paraprofessional8,850,000 PYG+62%
Physical Education Specialist7,230,000 PYG+32%
Physical Education Teacher6,120,000 PYG+12%
Physics Teacher 7,110,000 PYG+30%
Political Science Teacher6,770,000 PYG+24%
Post Doctoral Researcher10,200,000 PYG+86%
Preschool Education Administrator7,410,000 PYG+35%
Preschool Teacher5,420,000 PYG-1%
Primary School Teacher5,900,000 PYG+8%
Principal9,240,000 PYG+69%
Product Specialist7,690,000 PYG+41%
Professor - Accounting11,600,000 PYG+110%
Professor - Architecture12,600,000 PYG+130%
Professor - Biology11,800,000 PYG+120%
Professor - Business Administration11,200,000 PYG+100%
Professor - Chemical Engineering13,100,000 PYG+140%
Professor - Chemistry12,500,000 PYG+130%
Professor - Civil Engineering11,200,000 PYG+100%
Professor - Communication11,900,000 PYG+120%
Professor - Computer Science12,200,000 PYG+120%
Professor - Dentistry12,300,000 PYG+120%
Professor - Drama11,000,000 PYG+100%
Professor - Economics12,700,000 PYG+130%
Professor - Education12,100,000 PYG+120%
Professor - Electrical Engineering12,200,000 PYG+120%
Professor - English11,800,000 PYG+120%
Professor - Environmental Engineering12,300,000 PYG+120%
Professor - Foreign Languages11,000,000 PYG+100%
Professor - Geological Sciences12,200,000 PYG+120%
Professor - History12,000,000 PYG+120%
Professor - Industrial Engineering11,500,000 PYG+110%
Professor - Law13,400,000 PYG+140%
Professor - Legal Support11,500,000 PYG+110%
Professor - Liberal Arts11,700,000 PYG+110%
Professor - Marketing12,200,000 PYG+120%
Professor - Mathematics12,400,000 PYG+130%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering13,000,000 PYG+140%
Professor - Medical Administration12,700,000 PYG+130%
Professor - Medicine13,800,000 PYG+150%
Professor - Music11,300,000 PYG+110%
Professor - Nursing11,300,000 PYG+110%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences11,500,000 PYG+110%
Professor - Philosophy12,400,000 PYG+130%
Professor - Physical Therapy12,600,000 PYG+130%
Professor - Physics12,600,000 PYG+130%
Professor - Psychology12,300,000 PYG+120%
Professor - Rehabilitation11,100,000 PYG+100%
Professor - Social Work10,600,000 PYG+94%
Professor - Sociology12,400,000 PYG+130%
Professor - Special Education12,200,000 PYG+120%
Psychology Teacher10,200,000 PYG+86%
Public Management Assistant Professor9,770,000 PYG+79%
School Counselor9,210,000 PYG+68%
Science Educator6,650,000 PYG+22%
Science Laboratory Assistant6,110,000 PYG+12%
Science Teacher6,620,000 PYG+21%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher6,870,000 PYG+26%
Secondary School Teacher6,610,000 PYG+21%
Special Education Teacher7,010,000 PYG+28%
Special Needs Assistant5,820,000 PYG+6%
Statistics Lecturer12,000,000 PYG+120%
Student Accounts Coordinator6,250,000 PYG+14%
Student Development Specialist7,430,000 PYG+36%
Student Employment Specialist7,560,000 PYG+38%
Student Services6,050,000 PYG+11%
Student Support Manager8,120,000 PYG+48%
Substitute Teacher5,760,000 PYG+5%
Teacher5,770,000 PYG+5%
Teacher Aide5,000,000 PYG-9%
Teacher Trainer7,610,000 PYG+39%
Training and Development Specialist8,580,000 PYG+57%
Training Coordinator5,800,000 PYG+6%
Tutor6,590,000 PYG+20%
University Teacher11,400,000 PYG+110%
Vocational Education Teacher6,700,000 PYG+22%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Asuncion6,320,000 PYG

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 Paraguay earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
7,970,000 PYG
Public Sector+10%
8,790,000 PYG
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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