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Librarian Average Salary in Singapore 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Singapore?

Average Monthly Salary
5,670 SGD
( 68,100 SGD yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Singapore typically earns around 5,670 SGD per month. Salaries range from 2,670 SGD (lowest) to 8,400 SGD (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Librarian salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Librarian Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Librarian

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Singapore range between 2,670 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 8,400 SGD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,560 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian are earning less than 5,560 SGD while the other half are earning more than 5,560 SGD. 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 people working as Librarian are earning less than 3,700 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,700 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Librarian are earning less than 6,700 SGD while 25% are earning more than 6,700 SGD.

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Librarian Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore Librarian

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Librarian salaries by experience level. A Librarian with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 3,070 SGD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,210 SGD per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 4,730 SGD per month, 12% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Librarian(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 5,760 SGD per month, 22% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 6,790 SGD per month, 18% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 7,850 SGD per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

0 - 2 Years
3,070 SGD
2 - 5 Years+37%
4,210 SGD
5 - 10 Years+12%
4,730 SGD
10 - 15 Years+22%
5,760 SGD
15 - 20 Years+18%
6,790 SGD
20+ Years+16%
7,850 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Librarian Salary Comparison By Education

Salary comparison by education level monthly Singapore Librarian

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Librarian salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Highschool, the average salary of a Librarian is 3,070 SGD per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 3,870 SGD per month, 26% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 5,680 SGD per month, 47% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 6,540 SGD per month, 15% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 7,970 SGD per month, 22% more than someone with Master's Degree.

3,070 SGD
Certificate or Diploma+26%
3,870 SGD
Bachelor's Degree+47%
5,680 SGD
Master's Degree+15%
6,540 SGD
7,970 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Librarian Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore LibrarianThough gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Librarian employees in Singapore earn 6% more than their female counterparts.
5,520 SGD
5,870 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Singapore LibrarianWhere can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Librarian employees in Singapore earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.
Private Sector
5,540 SGD
Public Sector+5%
5,830 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Librarian Salary Trend and Forecast in Singapore

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Librarian
Average Salary 2016
5,040 SGD
Average Salary 2017+4%
5,220 SGD
Average Salary 2018+2%
5,320 SGD
Average Salary 2019+3%
5,470 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Librarian salaries in Singapore are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 4% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Librarian Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

33 SGD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Librarian is 33 SGD. This means that the average Librarian in Singapore earns approximatly 33 SGD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Librarian VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Librarian and Teaching / Education monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Librarian, Teaching / Education, and All Jobs and we found that Librarian salaries are 36% less than those of Teaching / Education. We also found out that Teaching / Education salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor8,390 SGD+48%
Academic Coach8,060 SGD+42%
Academic Manager9,320 SGD+64%
Academic Specialist7,750 SGD+37%
Academic Staff6,680 SGD+18%
Accompanist6,690 SGD+18%
Achievement Coach8,730 SGD+54%
Admissions Specialist7,310 SGD+29%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher6,780 SGD+20%
Anthropology Teacher6,740 SGD+19%
Arabic Language Teacher6,520 SGD+15%
Archeology Teacher6,730 SGD+19%
Architecture Teacher7,290 SGD+29%
Archivist5,810 SGD+2%
Art Teacher6,070 SGD+7%
Assistant School Principal8,450 SGD+49%
Assistant Teacher5,510 SGD-3%
Biochemistry Professor 9,170 SGD+62%
Biology Teacher6,580 SGD+16%
Bursary Scheme Manager7,450 SGD+31%
Business Teacher7,140 SGD+26%
Chemistry Teacher6,260 SGD+10%
Child Care Coordinator6,430 SGD+13%
Child Care Worker5,160 SGD-9%
Clinical School Psychologist9,800 SGD+73%
College Aide8,230 SGD+45%
College and Career Readiness Specialist8,680 SGD+53%
College President13,300 SGD+130%
Communications Teacher6,550 SGD+15%
Community Education Officer5,510 SGD-3%
Computer Science Teacher6,580 SGD+16%
Computer Teacher6,700 SGD+18%
Creative Writing Trainer7,930 SGD+40%
Credit Counselor8,460 SGD+49%
Cultural Studies Teacher6,580 SGD+16%
Curriculum Developer8,910 SGD+57%
Curriculum Specialist8,670 SGD+53%
Demonstrator5,950 SGD+5%
Deputy Controller of Examinations7,680 SGD+35%
Director of Learning Technology8,850 SGD+56%
Distance Learning Coordinator7,310 SGD+29%
Economics Lecturer11,800 SGD+110%
Education Administrator7,630 SGD+34%
Education Assistant Director8,490 SGD+50%
Education Assistant Principal7,080 SGD+25%
Education Assistant Professor9,420 SGD+66%
Education Consultant9,620 SGD+70%
Education Coordinator7,210 SGD+27%
Education Counselor7,890 SGD+39%
Education Director11,900 SGD+110%
Education Program Specialist8,870 SGD+56%
Education Researcher9,980 SGD+76%
Education Resource Specialist7,560 SGD+33%
Education Services Facilitator7,940 SGD+40%
Educational Psychologist10,700 SGD+89%
EFL Teacher6,820 SGD+20%
eLearning Trainer5,930 SGD+5%
Elementary School Teacher5,520 SGD-3%
Engineering Lecturer11,000 SGD+94%
Engineering Teacher8,940 SGD+58%
English Teacher5,990 SGD+6%
ESL Teacher6,690 SGD+18%
Faculty Assistant8,330 SGD+47%
Foreign Language Teacher6,190 SGD+9%
GED Teacher6,210 SGD+9%
Geography Teacher6,680 SGD+18%
Head of Mathematics Department8,710 SGD+54%
Head of School11,400 SGD+100%
High School Teacher7,120 SGD+26%
History Teacher7,040 SGD+24%
Infant Teacher4,950 SGD-13%
Instructional Assistant6,740 SGD+19%
Instructor7,710 SGD+36%
Kindergarten Teacher5,140 SGD-9%
Language Instructor For Expatriate5,670 SGD-0%
Law Teacher9,650 SGD+70%
Learning Designer7,930 SGD+40%
Lecturer9,650 SGD+70%
Librarian5,670 SGD-0%
Library Assistant4,410 SGD-22%
Library Director7,480 SGD+32%
Library Specialist5,800 SGD+2%
Life Sciences Teacher6,390 SGD+13%
Math Lecturer11,700 SGD+110%
Mathematics Teacher7,500 SGD+32%
Mentor7,100 SGD+25%
Middle School Teacher6,690 SGD+18%
Music Teacher6,450 SGD+14%
Nursery Manager9,500 SGD+67%
Nursery Worker3,920 SGD-31%
Paraprofessional9,210 SGD+62%
Physical Education Specialist7,270 SGD+28%
Physical Education Teacher6,190 SGD+9%
Physics Teacher 6,700 SGD+18%
Political Science Teacher6,860 SGD+21%
Post Doctoral Researcher10,500 SGD+85%
Preschool Education Administrator7,830 SGD+38%
Preschool Teacher5,370 SGD-5%
Primary School Teacher6,050 SGD+7%
Principal8,640 SGD+52%
Product Specialist7,140 SGD+26%
Professor - Accounting12,300 SGD+120%
Professor - Architecture12,500 SGD+120%
Professor - Biology12,000 SGD+110%
Professor - Business Administration11,700 SGD+110%
Professor - Chemical Engineering12,700 SGD+120%
Professor - Chemistry12,500 SGD+120%
Professor - Civil Engineering11,500 SGD+100%
Professor - Communication11,400 SGD+100%
Professor - Computer Science11,900 SGD+110%
Professor - Dentistry12,400 SGD+120%
Professor - Drama11,400 SGD+100%
Professor - Economics12,200 SGD+120%
Professor - Education12,000 SGD+110%
Professor - Electrical Engineering12,400 SGD+120%
Professor - English11,200 SGD+97%
Professor - Environmental Engineering11,900 SGD+110%
Professor - Foreign Languages11,000 SGD+94%
Professor - Geological Sciences11,300 SGD+99%
Professor - History11,400 SGD+100%
Professor - Industrial Engineering11,200 SGD+97%
Professor - Law13,400 SGD+140%
Professor - Legal Support11,900 SGD+110%
Professor - Liberal Arts12,400 SGD+120%
Professor - Marketing12,100 SGD+110%
Professor - Mathematics13,500 SGD+140%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering13,100 SGD+130%
Professor - Medical Administration13,200 SGD+130%
Professor - Medicine13,500 SGD+140%
Professor - Music11,200 SGD+97%
Professor - Nursing11,500 SGD+100%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences12,000 SGD+110%
Professor - Philosophy12,100 SGD+110%
Professor - Physical Therapy12,600 SGD+120%
Professor - Physics13,000 SGD+130%
Professor - Psychology11,700 SGD+110%
Professor - Rehabilitation10,900 SGD+92%
Professor - Social Work10,700 SGD+89%
Professor - Sociology11,600 SGD+100%
Professor - Special Education11,800 SGD+110%
Psychology Teacher9,120 SGD+61%
Public Management Assistant Professor10,200 SGD+80%
School Counselor8,730 SGD+54%
Science Educator6,660 SGD+17%
Science Laboratory Assistant6,290 SGD+11%
Science Teacher6,990 SGD+23%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher7,120 SGD+26%
Secondary School Teacher6,370 SGD+12%
Special Education Teacher7,140 SGD+26%
Special Needs Assistant5,790 SGD+2%
Statistics Lecturer11,300 SGD+99%
Student Accounts Coordinator6,530 SGD+15%
Student Development Specialist7,830 SGD+38%
Student Employment Specialist7,400 SGD+30%
Student Services6,050 SGD+7%
Student Support Manager8,090 SGD+43%
Substitute Teacher5,500 SGD-3%
Teacher5,760 SGD+2%
Teacher Aide5,070 SGD-11%
Teacher Trainer8,290 SGD+46%
Training and Development Specialist8,460 SGD+49%
Training Coordinator5,880 SGD+4%
Tutor6,680 SGD+18%
University Teacher11,900 SGD+110%
Vocational Education Teacher6,320 SGD+11%
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