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Librarian Average Salary in Solomon Islands 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Solomon Islands?

Average Monthly Salary
4,310 SBD
( 51,700 SBD yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Solomon Islands typically earns around 4,310 SBD per month. Salaries range from 2,240 SBD (lowest) to 6,600 SBD (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 Solomon Islands

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Solomon Islands range from 2,240 SBD per month (minimum salary) to 6,600 SBD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,140 SBD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 4,140 SBD while the other half are earning more than 4,140 SBD. 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 2,870 SBD while 75% of them are earning more than 2,870 SBD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 5,150 SBD while 25% are earning more than 5,150 SBD.

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 2,550 SBD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,420 SBD 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 4,440 SBD 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 5,380 SBD 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 5,880 SBD 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 6,180 SBD per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Solomon Islands

0 - 2 Years
2,550 SBD
2 - 5 Years+34%
3,420 SBD
5 - 10 Years+30%
4,440 SBD
10 - 15 Years+21%
5,380 SBD
15 - 20 Years+9%
5,880 SBD
20+ Years+5%
6,180 SBD
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 3,200 SBD per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 5,770 SBD per month, 80% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Solomon Islands

Certificate or Diploma
3,200 SBD
Bachelor's Degree+80%
5,770 SBD
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 Solomon Islands earn 9% less than their female counterparts on average.

4,150 SBD
4,550 SBD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Solomon Islands for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Solomon Islands

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


Librarian(s) in Solomon Islands 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.

Solomon Islands / 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 Solomon Islands is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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

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

90% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 10% 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 Solomon Islands

25 SBD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Solomon Islands is 25 SBD. This means that the average Librarian in Solomon Islands earns approximately 25 SBD 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 36% 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 Advisor6,110 SBD+42%
Academic Coach6,470 SBD+50%
Academic Manager7,530 SBD+75%
Academic Specialist5,680 SBD+32%
Academic Staff4,910 SBD+14%
Accompanist5,390 SBD+25%
Achievement Coach6,440 SBD+49%
Admissions Specialist5,600 SBD+30%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher4,870 SBD+13%
Anthropology Teacher4,900 SBD+14%
Arabic Language Teacher4,940 SBD+15%
Archeology Teacher4,950 SBD+15%
Architecture Teacher5,370 SBD+25%
Archivist4,240 SBD-2%
Art Teacher4,450 SBD+3%
Assistant School Principal6,230 SBD+45%
Assistant Teacher4,290 SBD-0%
Biochemistry Professor 8,430 SBD+96%
Biology Teacher4,870 SBD+13%
Bursary Scheme Manager5,560 SBD+29%
Business Teacher5,210 SBD+21%
Chemistry Teacher4,650 SBD+8%
Child Care Coordinator4,780 SBD+11%
Child Care Worker3,850 SBD-11%
Clinical School Psychologist7,620 SBD+77%
College Aide6,500 SBD+51%
College and Career Readiness Specialist6,880 SBD+60%
College President11,100 SBD+160%
Communications Teacher5,240 SBD+22%
Community Education Officer4,080 SBD-5%
Computer Science Teacher4,890 SBD+13%
Computer Teacher5,030 SBD+17%
Creative Writing Trainer5,850 SBD+36%
Credit Counselor6,120 SBD+42%
Cultural Studies Teacher4,830 SBD+12%
Curriculum Developer6,320 SBD+47%
Curriculum Specialist6,380 SBD+48%
Demonstrator4,660 SBD+8%
Deputy Controller of Examinations6,160 SBD+43%
Director of Learning Technology6,970 SBD+62%
Distance Learning Coordinator5,320 SBD+23%
Economics Lecturer8,360 SBD+94%
Education Administrator5,920 SBD+37%
Education Assistant Director6,240 SBD+45%
Education Assistant Principal5,170 SBD+20%
Education Assistant Professor7,200 SBD+67%
Education Consultant7,180 SBD+67%
Education Coordinator5,140 SBD+19%
Education Counselor5,650 SBD+31%
Education Director8,530 SBD+98%
Education Program Specialist6,680 SBD+55%
Education Researcher7,540 SBD+75%
Education Resource Specialist5,730 SBD+33%
Education Services Facilitator6,040 SBD+40%
Educational Psychologist8,140 SBD+89%
EFL Teacher4,910 SBD+14%
eLearning Trainer4,480 SBD+4%
Elementary School Teacher4,280 SBD-1%
Engineering Lecturer8,680 SBD+100%
Engineering Teacher7,230 SBD+68%
English Teacher4,840 SBD+12%
ESL Teacher5,270 SBD+22%
Faculty Assistant6,360 SBD+48%
Foreign Language Teacher4,530 SBD+5%
GED Teacher4,370 SBD+1%
Geography Teacher5,030 SBD+17%
Head of Mathematics Department6,610 SBD+53%
Head of School8,640 SBD+100%
High School Teacher5,370 SBD+25%
History Teacher5,330 SBD+24%
Infant Teacher3,700 SBD-14%
Instructional Assistant5,400 SBD+25%
Instructor5,870 SBD+36%
Kindergarten Teacher3,950 SBD-8%
Language Instructor For Expatriate4,310 SBD=
Law Teacher6,880 SBD+60%
Learning Designer6,210 SBD+44%
Lecturer8,470 SBD+97%
Librarian4,310 SBD=
Library Assistant3,480 SBD-19%
Library Director6,010 SBD+39%
Library Specialist4,180 SBD-3%
Life Sciences Teacher4,670 SBD+8%
Math Lecturer8,830 SBD+100%
Mathematics Teacher5,830 SBD+35%
Mentor5,280 SBD+23%
Middle School Teacher5,390 SBD+25%
Music Teacher4,640 SBD+8%
Nursery Manager7,440 SBD+73%
Nursery Worker3,080 SBD-29%
Paraprofessional6,700 SBD+55%
Physical Education Specialist5,260 SBD+22%
Physical Education Teacher4,590 SBD+6%
Physics Teacher 5,330 SBD+24%
Political Science Teacher5,020 SBD+16%
Post Doctoral Researcher7,970 SBD+85%
Preschool Education Administrator5,900 SBD+37%
Preschool Teacher4,150 SBD-4%
Primary School Teacher4,340 SBD+1%
Principal7,210 SBD+67%
Product Specialist5,480 SBD+27%
Professor - Accounting9,400 SBD+120%
Professor - Architecture9,540 SBD+120%
Professor - Biology9,220 SBD+110%
Professor - Business Administration8,980 SBD+110%
Professor - Chemical Engineering9,830 SBD+130%
Professor - Chemistry9,660 SBD+120%
Professor - Civil Engineering8,950 SBD+110%
Professor - Communication8,870 SBD+110%
Professor - Computer Science9,320 SBD+120%
Professor - Dentistry9,700 SBD+130%
Professor - Drama8,920 SBD+110%
Professor - Economics9,610 SBD+120%
Professor - Education9,440 SBD+120%
Professor - Electrical Engineering9,820 SBD+130%
Professor - English8,880 SBD+110%
Professor - Environmental Engineering9,490 SBD+120%
Professor - Foreign Languages8,790 SBD+100%
Professor - Geological Sciences9,090 SBD+110%
Professor - History9,160 SBD+110%
Professor - Industrial Engineering9,070 SBD+110%
Professor - Law9,830 SBD+130%
Professor - Legal Support8,750 SBD+100%
Professor - Liberal Arts9,120 SBD+110%
Professor - Marketing8,690 SBD+100%
Professor - Mathematics9,950 SBD+130%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering9,720 SBD+130%
Professor - Medical Administration9,780 SBD+130%
Professor - Medicine11,000 SBD+160%
Professor - Music8,390 SBD+95%
Professor - Nursing8,610 SBD+100%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences9,060 SBD+110%
Professor - Philosophy9,130 SBD+110%
Professor - Physical Therapy9,570 SBD+120%
Professor - Physics9,870 SBD+130%
Professor - Psychology8,950 SBD+110%
Professor - Rehabilitation8,330 SBD+93%
Professor - Social Work8,170 SBD+90%
Professor - Sociology8,920 SBD+110%
Professor - Special Education9,060 SBD+110%
Psychology Teacher7,580 SBD+76%
Public Management Assistant Professor7,250 SBD+68%
School Counselor6,500 SBD+51%
Science Educator4,990 SBD+16%
Science Laboratory Assistant4,720 SBD+10%
Science Teacher5,270 SBD+22%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher5,410 SBD+26%
Secondary School Teacher4,910 SBD+14%
Special Education Teacher5,470 SBD+27%
Special Needs Assistant4,240 SBD-2%
Statistics Lecturer8,470 SBD+97%
Student Accounts Coordinator4,640 SBD+8%
Student Development Specialist5,630 SBD+31%
Student Employment Specialist5,340 SBD+24%
Student Services4,680 SBD+9%
Student Support Manager5,790 SBD+34%
Substitute Teacher4,280 SBD-1%
Teacher4,510 SBD+5%
Teacher Aide4,020 SBD-7%
Teacher Trainer6,130 SBD+42%
Training and Development Specialist6,180 SBD+43%
Training Coordinator4,310 SBD=
Tutor4,850 SBD+13%
University Teacher9,010 SBD+110%
Vocational Education Teacher5,020 SBD+16%

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 Solomon Islands earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
5,960 SBD
Public Sector+11%
6,600 SBD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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