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Librarian Average Salary in Barbados 2021

How much money does a Librarian make in Barbados?

Average Monthly Salary
2,390 BBD
( 28,700 BBD yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Barbados typically earns around 2,390 BBD per month. Salaries range from 1,250 BBD (lowest) to 3,660 BBD (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 Barbados

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Barbados range from 1,250 BBD per month (minimum salary) to 3,660 BBD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,300 BBD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 2,300 BBD while the other half are earning more than 2,300 BBD. 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 1,600 BBD while 75% of them are earning more than 1,600 BBD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 2,860 BBD while 25% are earning more than 2,860 BBD.

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 1,410 BBD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,900 BBD 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 2,470 BBD 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 2,990 BBD 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 3,270 BBD 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 3,430 BBD per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Barbados

0 - 2 Years
1,410 BBD
2 - 5 Years+34%
1,900 BBD
5 - 10 Years+30%
2,470 BBD
10 - 15 Years+21%
2,990 BBD
15 - 20 Years+9%
3,270 BBD
20+ Years+5%
3,430 BBD
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 1,780 BBD per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 3,200 BBD per month, 80% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Barbados

Certificate or Diploma
1,780 BBD
Bachelor's Degree+80%
3,200 BBD
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 Barbados earn 8% less than their female counterparts on average.

2,310 BBD
2,520 BBD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Barbados for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Barbados

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


Librarian(s) in Barbados 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.

Barbados / 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 Barbados is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Barbados for the year 2020. 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 Barbados

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

90% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 10% 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 Barbados

14 BBD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Barbados is 14 BBD. This means that the average Librarian in Barbados earns approximately 14 BBD 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 31% 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 Advisor3,470 BBD+45%
Academic Coach3,450 BBD+44%
Academic Manager4,190 BBD+75%
Academic Specialist3,220 BBD+34%
Academic Staff2,570 BBD+7%
Accompanist2,930 BBD+22%
Achievement Coach3,440 BBD+44%
Admissions Specialist3,170 BBD+32%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher2,810 BBD+17%
Anthropology Teacher2,720 BBD+14%
Arabic Language Teacher2,690 BBD+12%
Archeology Teacher2,980 BBD+24%
Architecture Teacher2,980 BBD+24%
Archivist2,260 BBD-6%
Art Teacher2,630 BBD+10%
Assistant School Principal3,460 BBD+44%
Assistant Teacher2,430 BBD+1%
Biochemistry Professor 5,080 BBD+110%
Biology Teacher2,760 BBD+15%
Bursary Scheme Manager3,350 BBD+40%
Business Teacher2,780 BBD+16%
Chemistry Teacher2,690 BBD+12%
Child Care Coordinator2,820 BBD+18%
Child Care Worker2,320 BBD-3%
Clinical School Psychologist4,070 BBD+70%
College Aide3,470 BBD+45%
College and Career Readiness Specialist3,750 BBD+57%
College President6,180 BBD+160%
Communications Teacher2,740 BBD+14%
Community Education Officer2,310 BBD-4%
Computer Science Teacher2,770 BBD+16%
Computer Teacher2,580 BBD+8%
Creative Writing Trainer3,380 BBD+41%
Credit Counselor3,400 BBD+42%
Cultural Studies Teacher2,680 BBD+12%
Curriculum Developer3,650 BBD+52%
Curriculum Specialist3,620 BBD+51%
Demonstrator2,590 BBD+8%
Deputy Controller of Examinations3,290 BBD+37%
Director of Learning Technology3,650 BBD+52%
Distance Learning Coordinator3,020 BBD+26%
Economics Lecturer4,740 BBD+98%
Education Administrator3,100 BBD+29%
Education Assistant Director3,760 BBD+57%
Education Assistant Principal2,990 BBD+25%
Education Assistant Professor4,000 BBD+67%
Education Consultant3,750 BBD+57%
Education Coordinator3,090 BBD+29%
Education Counselor3,140 BBD+31%
Education Director4,840 BBD+100%
Education Program Specialist3,500 BBD+46%
Education Researcher4,030 BBD+68%
Education Resource Specialist3,120 BBD+30%
Education Services Facilitator3,350 BBD+40%
Educational Psychologist4,180 BBD+75%
EFL Teacher2,840 BBD+19%
eLearning Trainer2,490 BBD+4%
Elementary School Teacher2,240 BBD-6%
Engineering Lecturer4,540 BBD+90%
Engineering Teacher4,010 BBD+67%
English Teacher2,690 BBD+12%
ESL Teacher2,760 BBD+15%
Faculty Assistant3,540 BBD+48%
Foreign Language Teacher2,470 BBD+3%
GED Teacher2,380 BBD-1%
Geography Teacher2,630 BBD+10%
Head of Mathematics Department3,750 BBD+57%
Head of School4,620 BBD+93%
High School Teacher2,920 BBD+22%
History Teacher2,910 BBD+22%
Infant Teacher2,060 BBD-14%
Instructional Assistant2,820 BBD+18%
Instructor3,010 BBD+26%
Kindergarten Teacher2,190 BBD-9%
Language Instructor For Expatriate2,390 BBD-0%
Law Teacher4,140 BBD+73%
Learning Designer3,450 BBD+44%
Lecturer4,610 BBD+92%
Librarian2,390 BBD-0%
Library Assistant1,860 BBD-22%
Library Director3,210 BBD+34%
Library Specialist2,470 BBD+3%
Life Sciences Teacher2,700 BBD+13%
Math Lecturer4,810 BBD+100%
Mathematics Teacher3,120 BBD+30%
Mentor3,120 BBD+30%
Middle School Teacher2,930 BBD+22%
Music Teacher2,470 BBD+3%
Nursery Manager3,970 BBD+66%
Nursery Worker1,680 BBD-30%
Paraprofessional3,870 BBD+62%
Physical Education Specialist3,170 BBD+32%
Physical Education Teacher2,550 BBD+6%
Physics Teacher 2,960 BBD+24%
Political Science Teacher2,970 BBD+24%
Post Doctoral Researcher4,250 BBD+77%
Preschool Education Administrator3,090 BBD+29%
Preschool Teacher2,260 BBD-6%
Primary School Teacher2,460 BBD+3%
Principal3,850 BBD+61%
Product Specialist3,050 BBD+27%
Professor - Accounting4,820 BBD+100%
Professor - Architecture5,000 BBD+110%
Professor - Biology4,930 BBD+110%
Professor - Business Administration4,890 BBD+100%
Professor - Chemical Engineering5,460 BBD+130%
Professor - Chemistry4,950 BBD+110%
Professor - Civil Engineering4,690 BBD+96%
Professor - Communication4,740 BBD+98%
Professor - Computer Science5,080 BBD+110%
Professor - Dentistry5,390 BBD+130%
Professor - Drama4,570 BBD+91%
Professor - Economics5,030 BBD+110%
Professor - Education5,040 BBD+110%
Professor - Electrical Engineering5,350 BBD+120%
Professor - English4,940 BBD+110%
Professor - Environmental Engineering5,380 BBD+120%
Professor - Foreign Languages4,600 BBD+92%
Professor - Geological Sciences4,850 BBD+100%
Professor - History4,990 BBD+110%
Professor - Industrial Engineering5,040 BBD+110%
Professor - Law5,570 BBD+130%
Professor - Legal Support4,570 BBD+91%
Professor - Liberal Arts4,870 BBD+100%
Professor - Marketing4,830 BBD+100%
Professor - Mathematics5,420 BBD+130%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering5,400 BBD+130%
Professor - Medical Administration5,540 BBD+130%
Professor - Medicine5,750 BBD+140%
Professor - Music4,480 BBD+87%
Professor - Nursing4,690 BBD+96%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences5,030 BBD+110%
Professor - Philosophy5,170 BBD+120%
Professor - Physical Therapy5,000 BBD+110%
Professor - Physics5,260 BBD+120%
Professor - Psychology4,870 BBD+100%
Professor - Rehabilitation4,630 BBD+93%
Professor - Social Work4,630 BBD+93%
Professor - Sociology5,150 BBD+120%
Professor - Special Education4,840 BBD+100%
Psychology Teacher4,050 BBD+69%
Public Management Assistant Professor4,280 BBD+79%
School Counselor3,840 BBD+60%
Science Educator2,770 BBD+16%
Science Laboratory Assistant2,420 BBD+1%
Science Teacher2,760 BBD+15%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher3,000 BBD+25%
Secondary School Teacher2,620 BBD+9%
Special Education Teacher2,920 BBD+22%
Special Needs Assistant2,310 BBD-4%
Statistics Lecturer4,990 BBD+110%
Student Accounts Coordinator2,740 BBD+14%
Student Development Specialist3,260 BBD+36%
Student Employment Specialist3,150 BBD+32%
Student Services2,400 BBD+0%
Student Support Manager3,220 BBD+34%
Substitute Teacher2,280 BBD-5%
Teacher2,410 BBD+1%
Teacher Aide2,190 BBD-9%
Teacher Trainer3,340 BBD+39%
Training and Development Specialist3,580 BBD+49%
Training Coordinator2,540 BBD+6%
Tutor2,750 BBD+15%
University Teacher5,010 BBD+110%
Vocational Education Teacher2,790 BBD+16%

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 Barbados earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,060 BBD
Public Sector+11%
3,390 BBD
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