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Librarian Average Salary in Serbia 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Serbia?

Average Monthly Salary
93,000 RSD
( 1,120,000 RSD yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Serbia typically earns around 93,000 RSD per month. Salaries range from 48,400 RSD (lowest) to 142,000 RSD (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 Serbia

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Serbia range from 48,400 RSD per month (minimum salary) to 142,000 RSD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 89,300 RSD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 89,300 RSD while the other half are earning more than 89,300 RSD. 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 62,000 RSD while 75% of them are earning more than 62,000 RSD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 111,000 RSD while 25% are earning more than 111,000 RSD.

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 55,000 RSD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 73,700 RSD 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 95,800 RSD 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 116,000 RSD 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 127,000 RSD 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 133,000 RSD per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Serbia

0 - 2 Years
55,000 RSD
2 - 5 Years+34%
73,700 RSD
5 - 10 Years+30%
95,800 RSD
10 - 15 Years+21%
116,000 RSD
15 - 20 Years+9%
127,000 RSD
20+ Years+5%
133,000 RSD
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 69,100 RSD per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 124,000 RSD per month, 80% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Serbia

Certificate or Diploma
69,100 RSD
Bachelor's Degree+80%
124,000 RSD
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 Serbia earn 5% less than their female counterparts on average.

90,800 RSD
95,700 RSD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Serbia for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Serbia

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


Librarian(s) in Serbia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 21 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 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.

Serbia / 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 Serbia is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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

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

77% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 23% 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 Serbia

540 RSD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Serbia is 540 RSD. This means that the average Librarian in Serbia earns approximately 540 RSD 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.

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Academic Manager159,000 RSD+71%
Academic Specialist119,000 RSD+28%
Academic Staff103,000 RSD+11%
Accompanist115,000 RSD+24%
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Agricultural Sciences Teacher107,000 RSD+15%
Anthropology Teacher116,000 RSD+25%
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Architecture Teacher123,000 RSD+32%
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Art Teacher103,000 RSD+11%
Assistant School Principal143,000 RSD+54%
Assistant Teacher97,700 RSD+5%
Biochemistry Professor 189,000 RSD+100%
Biology Teacher111,000 RSD+19%
Bursary Scheme Manager124,000 RSD+33%
Business Teacher122,000 RSD+31%
Chemistry Teacher105,000 RSD+13%
Child Care Coordinator108,000 RSD+16%
Child Care Worker86,100 RSD-7%
Clinical School Psychologist157,000 RSD+69%
College Aide143,000 RSD+54%
College and Career Readiness Specialist151,000 RSD+62%
College President247,000 RSD+170%
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Community Education Officer92,900 RSD-0%
Computer Science Teacher110,000 RSD+18%
Computer Teacher111,000 RSD+19%
Creative Writing Trainer134,000 RSD+44%
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Curriculum Developer142,000 RSD+53%
Curriculum Specialist147,000 RSD+58%
Demonstrator105,000 RSD+13%
Deputy Controller of Examinations132,000 RSD+42%
Director of Learning Technology155,000 RSD+67%
Distance Learning Coordinator125,000 RSD+34%
Economics Lecturer188,000 RSD+100%
Education Administrator122,000 RSD+31%
Education Assistant Director144,000 RSD+55%
Education Assistant Principal121,000 RSD+30%
Education Assistant Professor154,000 RSD+66%
Education Consultant161,000 RSD+73%
Education Coordinator114,000 RSD+23%
Education Counselor124,000 RSD+33%
Education Director206,000 RSD+120%
Education Program Specialist147,000 RSD+58%
Education Researcher165,000 RSD+77%
Education Resource Specialist124,000 RSD+33%
Education Services Facilitator130,000 RSD+40%
Educational Psychologist175,000 RSD+88%
EFL Teacher118,000 RSD+27%
eLearning Trainer97,600 RSD+5%
Elementary School Teacher88,500 RSD-5%
Engineering Lecturer192,000 RSD+110%
Engineering Teacher153,000 RSD+64%
English Teacher102,000 RSD+10%
ESL Teacher117,000 RSD+26%
Faculty Assistant136,000 RSD+46%
Foreign Language Teacher105,000 RSD+13%
GED Teacher99,700 RSD+7%
Geography Teacher110,000 RSD+18%
Head of Mathematics Department143,000 RSD+54%
Head of School189,000 RSD+100%
High School Teacher118,000 RSD+27%
History Teacher116,000 RSD+25%
Infant Teacher82,300 RSD-12%
Instructional Assistant116,000 RSD+25%
Instructor126,000 RSD+35%
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Language Instructor For Expatriate93,000 RSD-0%
Law Teacher152,000 RSD+63%
Learning Designer139,000 RSD+49%
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Librarian93,000 RSD-0%
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Library Director129,000 RSD+39%
Library Specialist99,900 RSD+7%
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Mentor119,000 RSD+28%
Middle School Teacher115,000 RSD+24%
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Nursery Manager167,000 RSD+80%
Nursery Worker68,800 RSD-26%
Paraprofessional143,000 RSD+54%
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Physical Education Teacher104,000 RSD+12%
Physics Teacher 116,000 RSD+25%
Political Science Teacher117,000 RSD+26%
Post Doctoral Researcher172,000 RSD+85%
Preschool Education Administrator130,000 RSD+40%
Preschool Teacher95,500 RSD+3%
Primary School Teacher105,000 RSD+13%
Principal162,000 RSD+74%
Product Specialist128,000 RSD+38%
Professor - Accounting202,000 RSD+120%
Professor - Architecture204,000 RSD+120%
Professor - Biology195,000 RSD+110%
Professor - Business Administration189,000 RSD+100%
Professor - Chemical Engineering206,000 RSD+120%
Professor - Chemistry201,000 RSD+120%
Professor - Civil Engineering185,000 RSD+99%
Professor - Communication182,000 RSD+96%
Professor - Computer Science190,000 RSD+100%
Professor - Dentistry218,000 RSD+130%
Professor - Drama199,000 RSD+110%
Professor - Economics213,000 RSD+130%
Professor - Education208,000 RSD+120%
Professor - Electrical Engineering215,000 RSD+130%
Professor - English194,000 RSD+110%
Professor - Environmental Engineering206,000 RSD+120%
Professor - Foreign Languages189,000 RSD+100%
Professor - Geological Sciences194,000 RSD+110%
Professor - History195,000 RSD+110%
Professor - Industrial Engineering192,000 RSD+110%
Professor - Law207,000 RSD+120%
Professor - Legal Support183,000 RSD+97%
Professor - Liberal Arts189,000 RSD+100%
Professor - Marketing191,000 RSD+110%
Professor - Mathematics227,000 RSD+140%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering220,000 RSD+140%
Professor - Medical Administration220,000 RSD+140%
Professor - Medicine246,000 RSD+160%
Professor - Music187,000 RSD+100%
Professor - Nursing191,000 RSD+110%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences199,000 RSD+110%
Professor - Philosophy200,000 RSD+110%
Professor - Physical Therapy208,000 RSD+120%
Professor - Physics213,000 RSD+130%
Professor - Psychology192,000 RSD+110%
Professor - Rehabilitation178,000 RSD+91%
Professor - Social Work173,000 RSD+86%
Professor - Sociology188,000 RSD+100%
Professor - Special Education210,000 RSD+130%
Psychology Teacher162,000 RSD+74%
Public Management Assistant Professor161,000 RSD+73%
School Counselor146,000 RSD+57%
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Science Laboratory Assistant104,000 RSD+12%
Science Teacher116,000 RSD+25%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher117,000 RSD+26%
Secondary School Teacher114,000 RSD+23%
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Special Needs Assistant98,500 RSD+6%
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Student Accounts Coordinator103,000 RSD+11%
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Teacher101,000 RSD+9%
Teacher Aide88,100 RSD-5%
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Training and Development Specialist144,000 RSD+55%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Belgrade97,300 RSD
Novi Sad93,400 RSD

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 Serbia earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
131,000 RSD
Public Sector+14%
150,000 RSD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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