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Librarian Average Salary in Sierra Leone 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Sierra Leone?


Average Monthly Salary
3,810,000 SLL
( 45,800,000 SLL yearly)

LOW
1,750,000
SLL
AVERAGE
3,810,000
SLL
HIGH
6,070,000
SLL

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 Salary Distribution in Sierra Leone

Median and salary distribution monthly Sierra Leone Librarian
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Sierra Leone range from 1,750,000 SLL per month (minimum salary) to 6,070,000 SLL per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • 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 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.


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 1,990,000 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.

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 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.


Librarian average salary change by experience in Sierra Leone

0 - 2 Years
1,990,000 SLL
2 - 5 Years+34%
2,660,000 SLL
5 - 10 Years+48%
3,930,000 SLL
10 - 15 Years+22%
4,790,000 SLL
15 - 20 Years+9%
5,220,000 SLL
20+ Years+8%
5,660,000 SLL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 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.


Librarian average salary difference by education level in Sierra Leone

Certificate or Diploma
2,320,000 SLL
Bachelor's Degree+93%
4,470,000 SLL
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 Sierra Leone earn 19% less than their female counterparts on average.

Male
3,420,000 SLL
Female+23%
4,210,000 SLL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Sierra Leone for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Sierra Leone

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

Librarian

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.

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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.

Sierra Leone / 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 Sierra Leone is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
6%
Energy
3%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
6%
Travel
3%
Construction
9%
Education
6%

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.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Librarian Bonus and Incentive Rates in Sierra Leone

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

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.

Received Bonus
15%
No Bonus
85%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 Sierra Leone


22,000 SLL per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Sierra Leone is 22,000 SLL. This means that the average Librarian in Sierra Leone earns approximately 22,000 SLL 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

Salary Comparison Between Librarian and Teaching / Education monthly Sierra Leone
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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor5,720,000 SLL+50%
Academic Coach5,880,000 SLL+54%
Academic Manager6,800,000 SLL+78%
Academic Specialist5,110,000 SLL+34%
Academic Staff4,400,000 SLL+15%
Accompanist4,880,000 SLL+28%
Achievement Coach5,740,000 SLL+50%
Admissions Specialist5,230,000 SLL+37%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher4,360,000 SLL+14%
Anthropology Teacher4,600,000 SLL+21%
Arabic Language Teacher4,390,000 SLL+15%
Archeology Teacher4,580,000 SLL+20%
Architecture Teacher4,950,000 SLL+30%
Archivist3,700,000 SLL-3%
Art Teacher4,130,000 SLL+8%
Assistant School Principal5,740,000 SLL+50%
Assistant Teacher3,930,000 SLL+3%
Biochemistry Professor 7,640,000 SLL+100%
Biology Teacher4,460,000 SLL+17%
Bursary Scheme Manager5,040,000 SLL+32%
Business Teacher4,550,000 SLL+19%
Chemistry Teacher4,250,000 SLL+11%
Child Care Coordinator4,350,000 SLL+14%
Child Care Worker3,490,000 SLL-9%
Clinical School Psychologist6,530,000 SLL+71%
College Aide5,460,000 SLL+43%
College and Career Readiness Specialist5,750,000 SLL+51%
College President10,000,000 SLL+160%
Communications Teacher4,790,000 SLL+26%
Community Education Officer3,740,000 SLL-2%
Computer Science Teacher4,310,000 SLL+13%
Computer Teacher4,530,000 SLL+19%
Creative Writing Trainer5,560,000 SLL+46%
Credit Counselor5,410,000 SLL+42%
Cultural Studies Teacher4,180,000 SLL+10%
Curriculum Developer6,120,000 SLL+60%
Curriculum Specialist6,080,000 SLL+59%
Demonstrator3,960,000 SLL+4%
Deputy Controller of Examinations5,600,000 SLL+47%
Director of Learning Technology5,880,000 SLL+54%
Distance Learning Coordinator4,980,000 SLL+31%
Economics Lecturer8,130,000 SLL+110%
Education Administrator5,090,000 SLL+33%
Education Assistant Director5,770,000 SLL+51%
Education Assistant Principal4,820,000 SLL+26%
Education Assistant Professor6,110,000 SLL+60%
Education Consultant6,300,000 SLL+65%
Education Coordinator4,950,000 SLL+30%
Education Counselor5,410,000 SLL+42%
Education Director8,140,000 SLL+110%
Education Program Specialist5,980,000 SLL+57%
Education Researcher6,720,000 SLL+76%
Education Resource Specialist5,090,000 SLL+33%
Education Services Facilitator5,340,000 SLL+40%
Educational Psychologist7,180,000 SLL+88%
EFL Teacher4,670,000 SLL+22%
eLearning Trainer4,130,000 SLL+8%
Elementary School Teacher3,680,000 SLL-4%
Engineering Lecturer7,310,000 SLL+92%
Engineering Teacher6,520,000 SLL+71%
English Teacher4,370,000 SLL+15%
ESL Teacher4,440,000 SLL+16%
Faculty Assistant5,400,000 SLL+42%
Foreign Language Teacher3,940,000 SLL+3%
GED Teacher3,880,000 SLL+2%
Geography Teacher4,500,000 SLL+18%
Head of Mathematics Department6,060,000 SLL+59%
Head of School7,700,000 SLL+100%
High School Teacher4,960,000 SLL+30%
History Teacher4,740,000 SLL+24%
Infant Teacher3,340,000 SLL-12%
Instructional Assistant4,930,000 SLL+29%
Instructor5,180,000 SLL+36%
Kindergarten Teacher3,560,000 SLL-7%
Language Instructor For Expatriate3,810,000 SLL-0%
Law Teacher6,620,000 SLL+74%
Learning Designer5,280,000 SLL+38%
Lecturer7,370,000 SLL+93%
Librarian3,810,000 SLL-0%
Library Assistant2,920,000 SLL-23%
Library Director5,460,000 SLL+43%
Library Specialist3,960,000 SLL+4%
Life Sciences Teacher4,360,000 SLL+14%
Math Lecturer8,160,000 SLL+110%
Mathematics Teacher5,000,000 SLL+31%
Mentor4,810,000 SLL+26%
Middle School Teacher4,880,000 SLL+28%
Music Teacher4,130,000 SLL+8%
Nursery Manager6,770,000 SLL+77%
Nursery Worker2,790,000 SLL-27%
Paraprofessional5,880,000 SLL+54%
Physical Education Specialist4,960,000 SLL+30%
Physical Education Teacher4,060,000 SLL+6%
Physics Teacher 4,440,000 SLL+16%
Political Science Teacher4,670,000 SLL+22%
Post Doctoral Researcher6,820,000 SLL+79%
Preschool Education Administrator5,280,000 SLL+38%
Preschool Teacher3,830,000 SLL+0%
Primary School Teacher4,140,000 SLL+9%
Principal6,560,000 SLL+72%
Product Specialist4,950,000 SLL+30%
Professor - Accounting8,280,000 SLL+120%
Professor - Architecture8,380,000 SLL+120%
Professor - Biology8,070,000 SLL+110%
Professor - Business Administration7,820,000 SLL+100%
Professor - Chemical Engineering8,530,000 SLL+120%
Professor - Chemistry8,350,000 SLL+120%
Professor - Civil Engineering7,700,000 SLL+100%
Professor - Communication7,600,000 SLL+99%
Professor - Computer Science7,960,000 SLL+110%
Professor - Dentistry8,250,000 SLL+120%
Professor - Drama7,550,000 SLL+98%
Professor - Economics8,100,000 SLL+110%
Professor - Education7,930,000 SLL+110%
Professor - Electrical Engineering8,210,000 SLL+120%
Professor - English7,390,000 SLL+94%
Professor - Environmental Engineering8,700,000 SLL+130%
Professor - Foreign Languages8,020,000 SLL+110%
Professor - Geological Sciences8,260,000 SLL+120%
Professor - History8,300,000 SLL+120%
Professor - Industrial Engineering8,180,000 SLL+110%
Professor - Law8,840,000 SLL+130%
Professor - Legal Support7,830,000 SLL+110%
Professor - Liberal Arts8,130,000 SLL+110%
Professor - Marketing8,320,000 SLL+120%
Professor - Mathematics8,840,000 SLL+130%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering8,590,000 SLL+130%
Professor - Medical Administration8,620,000 SLL+130%
Professor - Medicine9,650,000 SLL+150%
Professor - Music7,330,000 SLL+92%
Professor - Nursing7,490,000 SLL+96%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences7,850,000 SLL+110%
Professor - Philosophy7,880,000 SLL+110%
Professor - Physical Therapy8,230,000 SLL+120%
Professor - Physics8,450,000 SLL+120%
Professor - Psychology7,630,000 SLL+100%
Professor - Rehabilitation7,070,000 SLL+85%
Professor - Social Work7,640,000 SLL+100%
Professor - Sociology8,300,000 SLL+120%
Professor - Special Education8,410,000 SLL+120%
Psychology Teacher6,890,000 SLL+81%
Public Management Assistant Professor7,000,000 SLL+83%
School Counselor5,910,000 SLL+55%
Science Educator4,500,000 SLL+18%
Science Laboratory Assistant4,240,000 SLL+11%
Science Teacher4,720,000 SLL+24%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher4,790,000 SLL+26%
Secondary School Teacher4,550,000 SLL+19%
Special Education Teacher4,780,000 SLL+25%
Special Needs Assistant3,680,000 SLL-4%
Statistics Lecturer7,860,000 SLL+110%
Student Accounts Coordinator4,480,000 SLL+17%
Student Development Specialist5,360,000 SLL+41%
Student Employment Specialist5,060,000 SLL+33%
Student Services4,040,000 SLL+6%
Student Support Manager5,550,000 SLL+45%
Substitute Teacher3,670,000 SLL-4%
Teacher4,100,000 SLL+7%
Teacher Aide3,360,000 SLL-12%
Teacher Trainer5,440,000 SLL+43%
Training and Development Specialist5,760,000 SLL+51%
Training Coordinator4,000,000 SLL+5%
Tutor4,270,000 SLL+12%
University Teacher7,980,000 SLL+110%
Vocational Education Teacher4,180,000 SLL+10%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Freetown3,890,000 SLL

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

Private Sector
5,250,000 SLL
Public Sector+14%
5,990,000 SLL
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