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 salaries in Solomon Islands range from 2,240 SBD per month (minimum salary) to 6,600 SBD per month (maximum 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|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 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.
|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 Solomon Islands earn 9% less than their female counterparts on average.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 36% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||6,110 SBD||+42%|
|Academic Coach||6,470 SBD||+50%|
|Academic Manager||7,530 SBD||+75%|
|Academic Specialist||5,680 SBD||+32%|
|Academic Staff||4,910 SBD||+14%|
|Achievement Coach||6,440 SBD||+49%|
|Admissions Specialist||5,600 SBD||+30%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||4,870 SBD||+13%|
|Anthropology Teacher||4,900 SBD||+14%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||4,940 SBD||+15%|
|Archeology Teacher||4,950 SBD||+15%|
|Architecture Teacher||5,370 SBD||+25%|
|Art Teacher||4,450 SBD||+3%|
|Assistant School Principal||6,230 SBD||+45%|
|Assistant Teacher||4,290 SBD||-0%|
|Biochemistry Professor||8,430 SBD||+96%|
|Biology Teacher||4,870 SBD||+13%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||5,560 SBD||+29%|
|Business Teacher||5,210 SBD||+21%|
|Chemistry Teacher||4,650 SBD||+8%|
|Child Care Coordinator||4,780 SBD||+11%|
|Child Care Worker||3,850 SBD||-11%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||7,620 SBD||+77%|
|College Aide||6,500 SBD||+51%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||6,880 SBD||+60%|
|College President||11,100 SBD||+160%|
|Communications Teacher||5,240 SBD||+22%|
|Community Education Officer||4,080 SBD||-5%|
|Computer Science Teacher||4,890 SBD||+13%|
|Computer Teacher||5,030 SBD||+17%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||5,850 SBD||+36%|
|Credit Counselor||6,120 SBD||+42%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||4,830 SBD||+12%|
|Curriculum Developer||6,320 SBD||+47%|
|Curriculum Specialist||6,380 SBD||+48%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||6,160 SBD||+43%|
|Director of Learning Technology||6,970 SBD||+62%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||5,320 SBD||+23%|
|Economics Lecturer||8,360 SBD||+94%|
|Education Administrator||5,920 SBD||+37%|
|Education Assistant Director||6,240 SBD||+45%|
|Education Assistant Principal||5,170 SBD||+20%|
|Education Assistant Professor||7,200 SBD||+67%|
|Education Consultant||7,180 SBD||+67%|
|Education Coordinator||5,140 SBD||+19%|
|Education Counselor||5,650 SBD||+31%|
|Education Director||8,530 SBD||+98%|
|Education Program Specialist||6,680 SBD||+55%|
|Education Researcher||7,540 SBD||+75%|
|Education Resource Specialist||5,730 SBD||+33%|
|Education Services Facilitator||6,040 SBD||+40%|
|Educational Psychologist||8,140 SBD||+89%|
|EFL Teacher||4,910 SBD||+14%|
|eLearning Trainer||4,480 SBD||+4%|
|Elementary School Teacher||4,280 SBD||-1%|
|Engineering Lecturer||8,680 SBD||+100%|
|Engineering Teacher||7,230 SBD||+68%|
|English Teacher||4,840 SBD||+12%|
|ESL Teacher||5,270 SBD||+22%|
|Faculty Assistant||6,360 SBD||+48%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||4,530 SBD||+5%|
|GED Teacher||4,370 SBD||+1%|
|Geography Teacher||5,030 SBD||+17%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||6,610 SBD||+53%|
|Head of School||8,640 SBD||+100%|
|High School Teacher||5,370 SBD||+25%|
|History Teacher||5,330 SBD||+24%|
|Infant Teacher||3,700 SBD||-14%|
|Instructional Assistant||5,400 SBD||+25%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||3,950 SBD||-8%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||4,310 SBD||=|
|Law Teacher||6,880 SBD||+60%|
|Learning Designer||6,210 SBD||+44%|
|Library Assistant||3,480 SBD||-19%|
|Library Director||6,010 SBD||+39%|
|Library Specialist||4,180 SBD||-3%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||4,670 SBD||+8%|
|Math Lecturer||8,830 SBD||+100%|
|Mathematics Teacher||5,830 SBD||+35%|
|Middle School Teacher||5,390 SBD||+25%|
|Music Teacher||4,640 SBD||+8%|
|Nursery Manager||7,440 SBD||+73%|
|Nursery Worker||3,080 SBD||-29%|
|Physical Education Specialist||5,260 SBD||+22%|
|Physical Education Teacher||4,590 SBD||+6%|
|Physics Teacher||5,330 SBD||+24%|
|Political Science Teacher||5,020 SBD||+16%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||7,970 SBD||+85%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||5,900 SBD||+37%|
|Preschool Teacher||4,150 SBD||-4%|
|Primary School Teacher||4,340 SBD||+1%|
|Product Specialist||5,480 SBD||+27%|
|Professor - Accounting||9,400 SBD||+120%|
|Professor - Architecture||9,540 SBD||+120%|
|Professor - Biology||9,220 SBD||+110%|
|Professor - Business Administration||8,980 SBD||+110%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||9,830 SBD||+130%|
|Professor - Chemistry||9,660 SBD||+120%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||8,950 SBD||+110%|
|Professor - Communication||8,870 SBD||+110%|
|Professor - Computer Science||9,320 SBD||+120%|
|Professor - Dentistry||9,700 SBD||+130%|
|Professor - Drama||8,920 SBD||+110%|
|Professor - Economics||9,610 SBD||+120%|
|Professor - Education||9,440 SBD||+120%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||9,820 SBD||+130%|
|Professor - English||8,880 SBD||+110%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||9,490 SBD||+120%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||8,790 SBD||+100%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||9,090 SBD||+110%|
|Professor - History||9,160 SBD||+110%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||9,070 SBD||+110%|
|Professor - Law||9,830 SBD||+130%|
|Professor - Legal Support||8,750 SBD||+100%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||9,120 SBD||+110%|
|Professor - Marketing||8,690 SBD||+100%|
|Professor - Mathematics||9,950 SBD||+130%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||9,720 SBD||+130%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||9,780 SBD||+130%|
|Professor - Medicine||11,000 SBD||+160%|
|Professor - Music||8,390 SBD||+95%|
|Professor - Nursing||8,610 SBD||+100%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||9,060 SBD||+110%|
|Professor - Philosophy||9,130 SBD||+110%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||9,570 SBD||+120%|
|Professor - Physics||9,870 SBD||+130%|
|Professor - Psychology||8,950 SBD||+110%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||8,330 SBD||+93%|
|Professor - Social Work||8,170 SBD||+90%|
|Professor - Sociology||8,920 SBD||+110%|
|Professor - Special Education||9,060 SBD||+110%|
|Psychology Teacher||7,580 SBD||+76%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||7,250 SBD||+68%|
|School Counselor||6,500 SBD||+51%|
|Science Educator||4,990 SBD||+16%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||4,720 SBD||+10%|
|Science Teacher||5,270 SBD||+22%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||5,410 SBD||+26%|
|Secondary School Teacher||4,910 SBD||+14%|
|Special Education Teacher||5,470 SBD||+27%|
|Special Needs Assistant||4,240 SBD||-2%|
|Statistics Lecturer||8,470 SBD||+97%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||4,640 SBD||+8%|
|Student Development Specialist||5,630 SBD||+31%|
|Student Employment Specialist||5,340 SBD||+24%|
|Student Services||4,680 SBD||+9%|
|Student Support Manager||5,790 SBD||+34%|
|Substitute Teacher||4,280 SBD||-1%|
|Teacher Aide||4,020 SBD||-7%|
|Teacher Trainer||6,130 SBD||+42%|
|Training and Development Specialist||6,180 SBD||+43%|
|Training Coordinator||4,310 SBD||=|
|University Teacher||9,010 SBD||+110%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||5,020 SBD||+16%|
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.