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Librarian Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Saudi Arabia?

Average Monthly Salary
11,000 SAR
( 132,000 SAR yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 11,000 SAR per month. Salaries range from 5,390 SAR (lowest) to 17,200 SAR (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 Saudi Arabia

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 5,390 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 17,200 SAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 11,200 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 11,200 SAR while the other half are earning more than 11,200 SAR. 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 7,470 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 7,470 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 14,500 SAR while 25% are earning more than 14,500 SAR.

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 6,390 SAR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 8,210 SAR 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 11,300 SAR 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 14,000 SAR 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 15,000 SAR 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 16,000 SAR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Saudi Arabia

0 - 2 Years
6,390 SAR
2 - 5 Years+29%
8,210 SAR
5 - 10 Years+38%
11,300 SAR
10 - 15 Years+24%
14,000 SAR
15 - 20 Years+7%
15,000 SAR
20+ Years+7%
16,000 SAR
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 9,040 SAR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 13,900 SAR per month, 53% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Saudi Arabia

Certificate or Diploma
9,040 SAR
Bachelor's Degree+53%
13,900 SAR
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 Saudi Arabia earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

9,990 SAR
11,600 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Saudi Arabia for all Careers

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Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Librarian employees in Saudi Arabia earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
16,200 SAR
Public Sector+7%
17,300 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Librarian Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

How are Librarian salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
9,760 SAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
10,100 SAR
Average Salary 2018+3%
10,400 SAR
Average Salary 2019+2%
10,600 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Librarian salaries in Saudi Arabia are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Librarian Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

63 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia is 63 SAR. This means that the average Librarian in Saudi Arabia earns approximately 63 SAR 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 4% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor17,400 SAR+58%
Academic Coach17,400 SAR+58%
Academic Manager20,000 SAR+82%
Academic Specialist15,000 SAR+36%
Academic Staff12,800 SAR+16%
Accompanist14,400 SAR+31%
Achievement Coach16,700 SAR+52%
Admissions Specialist14,400 SAR+31%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher12,700 SAR+15%
Anthropology Teacher14,100 SAR+28%
Arabic Language Teacher12,700 SAR+15%
Archeology Teacher13,800 SAR+25%
Architecture Teacher14,800 SAR+35%
Archivist11,700 SAR+6%
Art Teacher12,500 SAR+14%
Assistant School Principal17,200 SAR+56%
Assistant Teacher11,700 SAR+6%
Biochemistry Professor 18,300 SAR+66%
Biology Teacher13,300 SAR+21%
Bursary Scheme Manager14,900 SAR+35%
Business Teacher14,300 SAR+30%
Chemistry Teacher12,600 SAR+15%
Child Care Coordinator12,900 SAR+17%
Child Care Worker10,300 SAR-6%
Clinical School Psychologist20,100 SAR+83%
College Aide16,500 SAR+50%
College and Career Readiness Specialist17,300 SAR+57%
College President26,500 SAR+140%
Communications Teacher12,900 SAR+17%
Community Education Officer11,200 SAR+2%
Computer Science Teacher12,400 SAR+13%
Computer Teacher13,300 SAR+21%
Creative Writing Trainer15,600 SAR+42%
Credit Counselor15,600 SAR+42%
Cultural Studies Teacher13,100 SAR+19%
Curriculum Developer17,500 SAR+59%
Curriculum Specialist17,100 SAR+55%
Demonstrator12,100 SAR+10%
Deputy Controller of Examinations16,600 SAR+51%
Director of Learning Technology17,900 SAR+63%
Distance Learning Coordinator15,200 SAR+38%
Economics Lecturer23,400 SAR+110%
Education Administrator15,800 SAR+44%
Education Assistant Director17,400 SAR+58%
Education Assistant Principal14,600 SAR+33%
Education Assistant Professor18,700 SAR+70%
Education Consultant18,000 SAR+64%
Education Coordinator14,000 SAR+27%
Education Counselor15,300 SAR+39%
Education Director22,900 SAR+110%
Education Program Specialist17,500 SAR+59%
Education Researcher19,500 SAR+77%
Education Resource Specialist14,700 SAR+34%
Education Services Facilitator15,400 SAR+40%
Educational Psychologist20,600 SAR+87%
EFL Teacher13,100 SAR+19%
eLearning Trainer12,400 SAR+13%
Elementary School Teacher11,400 SAR+4%
Engineering Lecturer22,200 SAR+100%
Engineering Teacher19,200 SAR+75%
English Teacher12,800 SAR+16%
ESL Teacher13,500 SAR+23%
Faculty Assistant16,500 SAR+50%
Foreign Language Teacher12,400 SAR+13%
GED Teacher12,400 SAR+13%
Geography Teacher13,100 SAR+19%
Head of Mathematics Department18,100 SAR+65%
Head of School22,400 SAR+100%
High School Teacher14,900 SAR+35%
History Teacher13,700 SAR+25%
Infant Teacher9,830 SAR-11%
Instructional Assistant13,300 SAR+21%
Instructor14,900 SAR+35%
Kindergarten Teacher10,500 SAR-5%
Language Instructor For Expatriate11,000 SAR+0%
Law Teacher18,800 SAR+71%
Learning Designer16,200 SAR+47%
Lecturer19,300 SAR+76%
Librarian11,000 SAR+0%
Library Assistant8,850 SAR-20%
Library Director16,200 SAR+47%
Library Specialist11,100 SAR+1%
Life Sciences Teacher13,200 SAR+20%
Math Lecturer24,600 SAR+120%
Mathematics Teacher15,400 SAR+40%
Mentor14,300 SAR+30%
Middle School Teacher14,400 SAR+31%
Music Teacher12,000 SAR+9%
Nursery Manager20,100 SAR+83%
Nursery Worker8,230 SAR-25%
Paraprofessional18,600 SAR+69%
Physical Education Specialist15,200 SAR+38%
Physical Education Teacher11,700 SAR+6%
Physics Teacher 13,300 SAR+21%
Political Science Teacher14,100 SAR+28%
Post Doctoral Researcher21,100 SAR+92%
Preschool Education Administrator15,400 SAR+40%
Preschool Teacher10,400 SAR-5%
Primary School Teacher11,700 SAR+6%
Principal18,200 SAR+65%
Product Specialist14,500 SAR+32%
Professor - Accounting23,800 SAR+120%
Professor - Architecture24,000 SAR+120%
Professor - Biology23,000 SAR+110%
Professor - Business Administration22,200 SAR+100%
Professor - Chemical Engineering24,100 SAR+120%
Professor - Chemistry23,500 SAR+110%
Professor - Civil Engineering23,800 SAR+120%
Professor - Communication23,400 SAR+110%
Professor - Computer Science24,400 SAR+120%
Professor - Dentistry25,200 SAR+130%
Professor - Drama23,000 SAR+110%
Professor - Economics24,600 SAR+120%
Professor - Education24,000 SAR+120%
Professor - Electrical Engineering24,700 SAR+120%
Professor - English22,200 SAR+100%
Professor - Environmental Engineering23,500 SAR+110%
Professor - Foreign Languages21,600 SAR+96%
Professor - Geological Sciences24,500 SAR+120%
Professor - History24,500 SAR+120%
Professor - Industrial Engineering24,100 SAR+120%
Professor - Law25,900 SAR+140%
Professor - Legal Support22,800 SAR+110%
Professor - Liberal Arts23,600 SAR+110%
Professor - Marketing23,500 SAR+110%
Professor - Mathematics25,600 SAR+130%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering24,800 SAR+130%
Professor - Medical Administration24,700 SAR+120%
Professor - Medicine25,300 SAR+130%
Professor - Music20,900 SAR+90%
Professor - Nursing23,500 SAR+110%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences24,500 SAR+120%
Professor - Philosophy24,500 SAR+120%
Professor - Physical Therapy25,500 SAR+130%
Professor - Physics26,100 SAR+140%
Professor - Psychology23,500 SAR+110%
Professor - Rehabilitation21,700 SAR+97%
Professor - Social Work21,100 SAR+92%
Professor - Sociology22,800 SAR+110%
Professor - Special Education23,000 SAR+110%
Psychology Teacher19,700 SAR+79%
Public Management Assistant Professor20,000 SAR+82%
School Counselor17,500 SAR+59%
Science Educator13,200 SAR+20%
Science Laboratory Assistant12,400 SAR+13%
Science Teacher13,800 SAR+25%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher13,800 SAR+25%
Secondary School Teacher12,500 SAR+14%
Special Education Teacher13,600 SAR+24%
Special Needs Assistant11,600 SAR+5%
Statistics Lecturer23,700 SAR+120%
Student Accounts Coordinator12,800 SAR+16%
Student Development Specialist15,000 SAR+36%
Student Employment Specialist14,100 SAR+28%
Student Services11,400 SAR+4%
Student Support Manager15,700 SAR+43%
Substitute Teacher11,300 SAR+3%
Teacher12,200 SAR+11%
Teacher Aide10,100 SAR-8%
Teacher Trainer15,700 SAR+43%
Training and Development Specialist17,500 SAR+59%
Training Coordinator12,100 SAR+10%
Tutor13,500 SAR+23%
University Teacher23,000 SAR+110%
Vocational Education Teacher12,500 SAR+14%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha11,200 SAR
Dammam11,400 SAR
Jeddah11,900 SAR
Khubar10,400 SAR
Mecca11,700 SAR
Medina11,600 SAR
Riyadh12,000 SAR
Tabuk10,600 SAR
Taif10,800 SAR
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