A person working as a Librarian in Samoa typically earns around 1,590 WST per month. Salaries range from 780 WST (lowest) to 2,480 WST (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 Samoa range from 780 WST per month (minimum salary) to 2,480 WST per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,620 WST per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 1,620 WST while the other half are earning more than 1,620 WST. 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 1,080 WST while 75% of them are earning more than 1,080 WST. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 2,090 WST while 25% are earning more than 2,090 WST.
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 920 WST per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,190 WST 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 1,640 WST 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 2,030 WST 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 2,170 WST 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 2,320 WST 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 1,310 WST per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 2,000 WST 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 Samoa earn 10% less than their female counterparts on average.
Librarian(s) in Samoa 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 Samoa 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.
88% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 12% 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 39% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||2,370 WST||+49%|
|Academic Coach||2,390 WST||+51%|
|Academic Manager||2,720 WST||+71%|
|Academic Specialist||2,240 WST||+41%|
|Academic Staff||1,920 WST||+21%|
|Achievement Coach||2,480 WST||+56%|
|Admissions Specialist||2,070 WST||+30%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||1,950 WST||+23%|
|Anthropology Teacher||1,920 WST||+21%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||1,840 WST||+16%|
|Archeology Teacher||2,060 WST||+30%|
|Architecture Teacher||2,210 WST||+39%|
|Art Teacher||1,870 WST||+18%|
|Assistant School Principal||2,560 WST||+61%|
|Assistant Teacher||1,660 WST||+5%|
|Biochemistry Professor||3,320 WST||+110%|
|Biology Teacher||1,980 WST||+25%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||2,190 WST||+38%|
|Business Teacher||1,950 WST||+23%|
|Chemistry Teacher||1,870 WST||+18%|
|Child Care Coordinator||1,900 WST||+20%|
|Child Care Worker||1,520 WST||-4%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||2,840 WST||+79%|
|College Aide||2,530 WST||+59%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||2,650 WST||+67%|
|College President||4,320 WST||+170%|
|Communications Teacher||1,960 WST||+23%|
|Community Education Officer||1,660 WST||+5%|
|Computer Science Teacher||1,830 WST||+15%|
|Computer Teacher||1,940 WST||+22%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||2,320 WST||+46%|
|Credit Counselor||2,370 WST||+49%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||1,950 WST||+23%|
|Curriculum Developer||2,450 WST||+54%|
|Curriculum Specialist||2,550 WST||+61%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||2,270 WST||+43%|
|Director of Learning Technology||2,750 WST||+73%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||2,070 WST||+30%|
|Economics Lecturer||3,280 WST||+110%|
|Education Administrator||2,230 WST||+40%|
|Education Assistant Director||2,590 WST||+63%|
|Education Assistant Principal||2,200 WST||+39%|
|Education Assistant Professor||2,690 WST||+69%|
|Education Consultant||2,650 WST||+67%|
|Education Coordinator||2,160 WST||+36%|
|Education Counselor||2,340 WST||+47%|
|Education Director||3,500 WST||+120%|
|Education Program Specialist||2,540 WST||+60%|
|Education Researcher||2,840 WST||+79%|
|Education Resource Specialist||2,130 WST||+34%|
|Education Services Facilitator||2,220 WST||+40%|
|Educational Psychologist||2,970 WST||+87%|
|EFL Teacher||2,000 WST||+26%|
|eLearning Trainer||1,800 WST||+13%|
|Elementary School Teacher||1,610 WST||+1%|
|Engineering Lecturer||3,420 WST||+120%|
|Engineering Teacher||2,600 WST||+64%|
|English Teacher||1,750 WST||+10%|
|ESL Teacher||2,070 WST||+30%|
|Faculty Assistant||2,380 WST||+50%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||1,850 WST||+16%|
|GED Teacher||1,750 WST||+10%|
|Geography Teacher||1,920 WST||+21%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||2,620 WST||+65%|
|Head of School||3,250 WST||+100%|
|High School Teacher||2,180 WST||+37%|
|History Teacher||1,990 WST||+25%|
|Infant Teacher||1,440 WST||-9%|
|Instructional Assistant||2,010 WST||+27%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||1,500 WST||-6%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||1,590 WST||+0%|
|Law Teacher||2,890 WST||+82%|
|Learning Designer||2,260 WST||+42%|
|Library Assistant||1,360 WST||-14%|
|Library Director||2,220 WST||+40%|
|Library Specialist||1,680 WST||+6%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||1,980 WST||+25%|
|Math Lecturer||3,580 WST||+130%|
|Mathematics Teacher||2,170 WST||+37%|
|Middle School Teacher||1,960 WST||+23%|
|Music Teacher||1,830 WST||+15%|
|Nursery Manager||2,810 WST||+77%|
|Nursery Worker||1,150 WST||-28%|
|Physical Education Specialist||2,090 WST||+32%|
|Physical Education Teacher||1,730 WST||+9%|
|Physics Teacher||2,030 WST||+28%|
|Political Science Teacher||2,110 WST||+33%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||3,040 WST||+91%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||2,240 WST||+41%|
|Preschool Teacher||1,640 WST||+3%|
|Primary School Teacher||1,780 WST||+12%|
|Product Specialist||2,080 WST||+31%|
|Professor - Accounting||3,420 WST||+120%|
|Professor - Architecture||3,440 WST||+120%|
|Professor - Biology||3,280 WST||+110%|
|Professor - Business Administration||3,490 WST||+120%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||3,790 WST||+140%|
|Professor - Chemistry||3,680 WST||+130%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||3,370 WST||+110%|
|Professor - Communication||3,310 WST||+110%|
|Professor - Computer Science||3,440 WST||+120%|
|Professor - Dentistry||3,540 WST||+120%|
|Professor - Drama||3,210 WST||+100%|
|Professor - Economics||3,780 WST||+140%|
|Professor - Education||3,680 WST||+130%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||3,790 WST||+140%|
|Professor - English||3,390 WST||+110%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||3,580 WST||+130%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||3,280 WST||+110%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||3,350 WST||+110%|
|Professor - History||3,340 WST||+110%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||3,270 WST||+110%|
|Professor - Law||3,880 WST||+140%|
|Professor - Legal Support||3,410 WST||+110%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||3,520 WST||+120%|
|Professor - Marketing||3,610 WST||+130%|
|Professor - Mathematics||3,800 WST||+140%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||3,670 WST||+130%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||3,650 WST||+130%|
|Professor - Medicine||4,060 WST||+160%|
|Professor - Music||3,060 WST||+93%|
|Professor - Nursing||3,430 WST||+120%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||3,580 WST||+130%|
|Professor - Philosophy||3,560 WST||+120%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||3,700 WST||+130%|
|Professor - Physics||3,770 WST||+140%|
|Professor - Psychology||3,380 WST||+110%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||3,110 WST||+96%|
|Professor - Social Work||3,020 WST||+90%|
|Professor - Sociology||3,600 WST||+130%|
|Professor - Special Education||3,620 WST||+130%|
|Psychology Teacher||2,800 WST||+76%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||2,780 WST||+75%|
|School Counselor||2,590 WST||+63%|
|Science Educator||1,940 WST||+22%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||1,820 WST||+15%|
|Science Teacher||2,000 WST||+26%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||1,990 WST||+25%|
|Secondary School Teacher||1,960 WST||+23%|
|Special Education Teacher||1,950 WST||+23%|
|Special Needs Assistant||1,730 WST||+9%|
|Statistics Lecturer||3,470 WST||+120%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||1,780 WST||+12%|
|Student Development Specialist||2,290 WST||+44%|
|Student Employment Specialist||2,150 WST||+35%|
|Student Services||1,780 WST||+12%|
|Student Support Manager||2,400 WST||+51%|
|Substitute Teacher||1,590 WST||+0%|
|Teacher Aide||1,550 WST||-2%|
|Teacher Trainer||2,340 WST||+47%|
|Training and Development Specialist||2,620 WST||+65%|
|Training Coordinator||1,810 WST||+14%|
|University Teacher||3,320 WST||+110%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||1,910 WST||+20%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Samoa earn 17% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.