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Librarian Average Salary in Poland 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Poland?

Average Monthly Salary
5,120 PLN
( 61,400 PLN yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Poland typically earns around 5,120 PLN per month. Salaries range from 2,510 PLN (lowest) to 7,980 PLN (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 Poland

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Poland range from 2,510 PLN per month (minimum salary) to 7,980 PLN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,220 PLN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 5,220 PLN while the other half are earning more than 5,220 PLN. 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 3,480 PLN while 75% of them are earning more than 3,480 PLN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 6,730 PLN while 25% are earning more than 6,730 PLN.

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 2,970 PLN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,820 PLN 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 5,270 PLN 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 6,530 PLN 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 7,000 PLN 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 7,460 PLN per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Poland

0 - 2 Years
2,970 PLN
2 - 5 Years+29%
3,820 PLN
5 - 10 Years+38%
5,270 PLN
10 - 15 Years+24%
6,530 PLN
15 - 20 Years+7%
7,000 PLN
20+ Years+7%
7,460 PLN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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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 4,200 PLN per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 6,450 PLN per month, 53% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Poland

Certificate or Diploma
4,200 PLN
Bachelor's Degree+53%
6,450 PLN
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 Poland earn 5% less than their female counterparts on average.

4,970 PLN
5,240 PLN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Poland for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Poland

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


Librarian(s) in Poland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 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.

Poland / 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 Poland is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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

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

70% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 30% 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 Poland

30 PLN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Poland is 30 PLN. This means that the average Librarian in Poland earns approximately 30 PLN 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 36% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.

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Assistant School Principal7,860 PLN+54%
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Biochemistry Professor 10,600 PLN+110%
Biology Teacher5,970 PLN+17%
Bursary Scheme Manager6,990 PLN+37%
Business Teacher6,310 PLN+23%
Chemistry Teacher6,140 PLN+20%
Child Care Coordinator6,170 PLN+21%
Child Care Worker4,840 PLN-5%
Clinical School Psychologist8,970 PLN+75%
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Education Consultant8,500 PLN+66%
Education Coordinator6,390 PLN+25%
Education Counselor6,830 PLN+33%
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Education Services Facilitator7,160 PLN+40%
Educational Psychologist9,420 PLN+84%
EFL Teacher6,240 PLN+22%
eLearning Trainer5,370 PLN+5%
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Engineering Lecturer10,200 PLN+99%
Engineering Teacher8,400 PLN+64%
English Teacher5,630 PLN+10%
ESL Teacher6,180 PLN+21%
Faculty Assistant7,470 PLN+46%
Foreign Language Teacher5,350 PLN+5%
GED Teacher5,590 PLN+9%
Geography Teacher5,840 PLN+14%
Head of Mathematics Department8,520 PLN+67%
Head of School9,770 PLN+91%
High School Teacher6,600 PLN+29%
History Teacher6,500 PLN+27%
Infant Teacher4,530 PLN-11%
Instructional Assistant6,130 PLN+20%
Instructor6,790 PLN+33%
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Language Instructor For Expatriate5,120 PLN+0%
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Library Director7,360 PLN+44%
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Physics Teacher 6,390 PLN+25%
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Preschool Education Administrator6,850 PLN+34%
Preschool Teacher4,850 PLN-5%
Primary School Teacher5,650 PLN+10%
Principal8,400 PLN+64%
Product Specialist7,050 PLN+38%
Professor - Accounting10,900 PLN+110%
Professor - Architecture10,700 PLN+110%
Professor - Biology11,200 PLN+120%
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Professor - Chemical Engineering11,300 PLN+120%
Professor - Chemistry10,800 PLN+110%
Professor - Civil Engineering10,800 PLN+110%
Professor - Communication10,400 PLN+100%
Professor - Computer Science10,700 PLN+110%
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Professor - Drama10,700 PLN+110%
Professor - Economics11,300 PLN+120%
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Professor - Electrical Engineering12,100 PLN+140%
Professor - English10,600 PLN+110%
Professor - Environmental Engineering11,100 PLN+120%
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Professor - Geological Sciences11,100 PLN+120%
Professor - History10,900 PLN+110%
Professor - Industrial Engineering10,500 PLN+110%
Professor - Law12,300 PLN+140%
Professor - Legal Support10,700 PLN+110%
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Professor - Marketing10,500 PLN+110%
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Professor - Mechanical Engineering12,100 PLN+140%
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Professor - Medicine13,000 PLN+150%
Professor - Music9,670 PLN+89%
Professor - Nursing10,700 PLN+110%
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Professor - Philosophy10,800 PLN+110%
Professor - Physical Therapy11,000 PLN+110%
Professor - Physics12,200 PLN+140%
Professor - Psychology10,800 PLN+110%
Professor - Rehabilitation9,780 PLN+91%
Professor - Social Work10,300 PLN+100%
Professor - Sociology11,000 PLN+110%
Professor - Special Education10,900 PLN+110%
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School Counselor8,370 PLN+64%
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Teacher Aide4,940 PLN-3%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Gdansk4,720 PLN
Katowice4,370 PLN
Krakow5,610 PLN
Lublin4,500 PLN
Poznan4,840 PLN
Szczecin4,600 PLN
Warsaw5,740 PLN
Wroclaw5,480 PLN

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 Poland earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
7,250 PLN
Public Sector+7%
7,790 PLN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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