A person working as a Librarian in Sierra Leone typically earns around 3,810,000 SLL per month. Salaries range from 1,750,000 SLL (lowest) to 6,070,000 SLL (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 Sierra Leone range from 1,750,000 SLL per month (minimum salary) to 6,070,000 SLL per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 4,120,000 SLL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 4,120,000 SLL while the other half are earning more than 4,120,000 SLL. 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 2,640,000 SLL while 75% of them are earning more than 2,640,000 SLL. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 5,500,000 SLL while 25% are earning more than 5,500,000 SLL.
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 1,990,000 SLL per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,660,000 SLL 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 3,930,000 SLL per month, 48% 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 4,790,000 SLL per month, 22% 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 5,220,000 SLL 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 5,660,000 SLL per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 2,320,000 SLL per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 4,470,000 SLL per month, 93% 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 Sierra Leone earn 19% less than their female counterparts on average.
Librarian(s) in Sierra Leone 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.
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 Sierra Leone 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.
85% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 15% 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 37% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||5,720,000 SLL||+50%|
|Academic Coach||5,880,000 SLL||+54%|
|Academic Manager||6,800,000 SLL||+78%|
|Academic Specialist||5,110,000 SLL||+34%|
|Academic Staff||4,400,000 SLL||+15%|
|Achievement Coach||5,740,000 SLL||+50%|
|Admissions Specialist||5,230,000 SLL||+37%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||4,360,000 SLL||+14%|
|Anthropology Teacher||4,600,000 SLL||+21%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||4,390,000 SLL||+15%|
|Archeology Teacher||4,580,000 SLL||+20%|
|Architecture Teacher||4,950,000 SLL||+30%|
|Art Teacher||4,130,000 SLL||+8%|
|Assistant School Principal||5,740,000 SLL||+50%|
|Assistant Teacher||3,930,000 SLL||+3%|
|Biochemistry Professor||7,640,000 SLL||+100%|
|Biology Teacher||4,460,000 SLL||+17%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||5,040,000 SLL||+32%|
|Business Teacher||4,550,000 SLL||+19%|
|Chemistry Teacher||4,250,000 SLL||+11%|
|Child Care Coordinator||4,350,000 SLL||+14%|
|Child Care Worker||3,490,000 SLL||-9%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||6,530,000 SLL||+71%|
|College Aide||5,460,000 SLL||+43%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||5,750,000 SLL||+51%|
|College President||10,000,000 SLL||+160%|
|Communications Teacher||4,790,000 SLL||+26%|
|Community Education Officer||3,740,000 SLL||-2%|
|Computer Science Teacher||4,310,000 SLL||+13%|
|Computer Teacher||4,530,000 SLL||+19%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||5,560,000 SLL||+46%|
|Credit Counselor||5,410,000 SLL||+42%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||4,180,000 SLL||+10%|
|Curriculum Developer||6,120,000 SLL||+60%|
|Curriculum Specialist||6,080,000 SLL||+59%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||5,600,000 SLL||+47%|
|Director of Learning Technology||5,880,000 SLL||+54%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||4,980,000 SLL||+31%|
|Economics Lecturer||8,130,000 SLL||+110%|
|Education Administrator||5,090,000 SLL||+33%|
|Education Assistant Director||5,770,000 SLL||+51%|
|Education Assistant Principal||4,820,000 SLL||+26%|
|Education Assistant Professor||6,110,000 SLL||+60%|
|Education Consultant||6,300,000 SLL||+65%|
|Education Coordinator||4,950,000 SLL||+30%|
|Education Counselor||5,410,000 SLL||+42%|
|Education Director||8,140,000 SLL||+110%|
|Education Program Specialist||5,980,000 SLL||+57%|
|Education Researcher||6,720,000 SLL||+76%|
|Education Resource Specialist||5,090,000 SLL||+33%|
|Education Services Facilitator||5,340,000 SLL||+40%|
|Educational Psychologist||7,180,000 SLL||+88%|
|EFL Teacher||4,670,000 SLL||+22%|
|eLearning Trainer||4,130,000 SLL||+8%|
|Elementary School Teacher||3,680,000 SLL||-4%|
|Engineering Lecturer||7,310,000 SLL||+92%|
|Engineering Teacher||6,520,000 SLL||+71%|
|English Teacher||4,370,000 SLL||+15%|
|ESL Teacher||4,440,000 SLL||+16%|
|Faculty Assistant||5,400,000 SLL||+42%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||3,940,000 SLL||+3%|
|GED Teacher||3,880,000 SLL||+2%|
|Geography Teacher||4,500,000 SLL||+18%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||6,060,000 SLL||+59%|
|Head of School||7,700,000 SLL||+100%|
|High School Teacher||4,960,000 SLL||+30%|
|History Teacher||4,740,000 SLL||+24%|
|Infant Teacher||3,340,000 SLL||-12%|
|Instructional Assistant||4,930,000 SLL||+29%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||3,560,000 SLL||-7%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||3,810,000 SLL||-0%|
|Law Teacher||6,620,000 SLL||+74%|
|Learning Designer||5,280,000 SLL||+38%|
|Library Assistant||2,920,000 SLL||-23%|
|Library Director||5,460,000 SLL||+43%|
|Library Specialist||3,960,000 SLL||+4%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||4,360,000 SLL||+14%|
|Math Lecturer||8,160,000 SLL||+110%|
|Mathematics Teacher||5,000,000 SLL||+31%|
|Middle School Teacher||4,880,000 SLL||+28%|
|Music Teacher||4,130,000 SLL||+8%|
|Nursery Manager||6,770,000 SLL||+77%|
|Nursery Worker||2,790,000 SLL||-27%|
|Physical Education Specialist||4,960,000 SLL||+30%|
|Physical Education Teacher||4,060,000 SLL||+6%|
|Physics Teacher||4,440,000 SLL||+16%|
|Political Science Teacher||4,670,000 SLL||+22%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||6,820,000 SLL||+79%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||5,280,000 SLL||+38%|
|Preschool Teacher||3,830,000 SLL||+0%|
|Primary School Teacher||4,140,000 SLL||+9%|
|Product Specialist||4,950,000 SLL||+30%|
|Professor - Accounting||8,280,000 SLL||+120%|
|Professor - Architecture||8,380,000 SLL||+120%|
|Professor - Biology||8,070,000 SLL||+110%|
|Professor - Business Administration||7,820,000 SLL||+100%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||8,530,000 SLL||+120%|
|Professor - Chemistry||8,350,000 SLL||+120%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||7,700,000 SLL||+100%|
|Professor - Communication||7,600,000 SLL||+99%|
|Professor - Computer Science||7,960,000 SLL||+110%|
|Professor - Dentistry||8,250,000 SLL||+120%|
|Professor - Drama||7,550,000 SLL||+98%|
|Professor - Economics||8,100,000 SLL||+110%|
|Professor - Education||7,930,000 SLL||+110%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||8,210,000 SLL||+120%|
|Professor - English||7,390,000 SLL||+94%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||8,700,000 SLL||+130%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||8,020,000 SLL||+110%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||8,260,000 SLL||+120%|
|Professor - History||8,300,000 SLL||+120%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||8,180,000 SLL||+110%|
|Professor - Law||8,840,000 SLL||+130%|
|Professor - Legal Support||7,830,000 SLL||+110%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||8,130,000 SLL||+110%|
|Professor - Marketing||8,320,000 SLL||+120%|
|Professor - Mathematics||8,840,000 SLL||+130%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||8,590,000 SLL||+130%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||8,620,000 SLL||+130%|
|Professor - Medicine||9,650,000 SLL||+150%|
|Professor - Music||7,330,000 SLL||+92%|
|Professor - Nursing||7,490,000 SLL||+96%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||7,850,000 SLL||+110%|
|Professor - Philosophy||7,880,000 SLL||+110%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||8,230,000 SLL||+120%|
|Professor - Physics||8,450,000 SLL||+120%|
|Professor - Psychology||7,630,000 SLL||+100%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||7,070,000 SLL||+85%|
|Professor - Social Work||7,640,000 SLL||+100%|
|Professor - Sociology||8,300,000 SLL||+120%|
|Professor - Special Education||8,410,000 SLL||+120%|
|Psychology Teacher||6,890,000 SLL||+81%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||7,000,000 SLL||+83%|
|School Counselor||5,910,000 SLL||+55%|
|Science Educator||4,500,000 SLL||+18%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||4,240,000 SLL||+11%|
|Science Teacher||4,720,000 SLL||+24%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||4,790,000 SLL||+26%|
|Secondary School Teacher||4,550,000 SLL||+19%|
|Special Education Teacher||4,780,000 SLL||+25%|
|Special Needs Assistant||3,680,000 SLL||-4%|
|Statistics Lecturer||7,860,000 SLL||+110%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||4,480,000 SLL||+17%|
|Student Development Specialist||5,360,000 SLL||+41%|
|Student Employment Specialist||5,060,000 SLL||+33%|
|Student Services||4,040,000 SLL||+6%|
|Student Support Manager||5,550,000 SLL||+45%|
|Substitute Teacher||3,670,000 SLL||-4%|
|Teacher Aide||3,360,000 SLL||-12%|
|Teacher Trainer||5,440,000 SLL||+43%|
|Training and Development Specialist||5,760,000 SLL||+51%|
|Training Coordinator||4,000,000 SLL||+5%|
|University Teacher||7,980,000 SLL||+110%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||4,180,000 SLL||+10%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Sierra Leone earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.