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Librarian Average Salary in Somalia 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Somalia?

Average Monthly Salary
177,000 SOS
( 2,120,000 SOS yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Somalia typically earns around 177,000 SOS per month. Salaries range from 86,600 SOS (lowest) to 276,000 SOS (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 Somalia

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Somalia range from 86,600 SOS per month (minimum salary) to 276,000 SOS per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 180,000 SOS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 180,000 SOS while the other half are earning more than 180,000 SOS. 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 120,000 SOS while 75% of them are earning more than 120,000 SOS. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 233,000 SOS while 25% are earning more than 233,000 SOS.

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 103,000 SOS per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 132,000 SOS per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 182,000 SOS per month, 38% 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 226,000 SOS per month, 24% 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 242,000 SOS per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 258,000 SOS per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Somalia

0 - 2 Years
103,000 SOS
2 - 5 Years+29%
132,000 SOS
5 - 10 Years+38%
182,000 SOS
10 - 15 Years+24%
226,000 SOS
15 - 20 Years+7%
242,000 SOS
20+ Years+7%
258,000 SOS
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 145,000 SOS per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 223,000 SOS per month, 53% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Somalia

Certificate or Diploma
145,000 SOS
Bachelor's Degree+53%
223,000 SOS
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 Somalia earn 12% less than their female counterparts on average.

163,000 SOS
185,000 SOS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Somalia for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Somalia

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


Librarian(s) in Somalia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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.

Somalia / 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 Somalia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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

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

87% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 13% 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
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 Somalia

1,020 SOS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Somalia is 1,020 SOS. This means that the average Librarian in Somalia earns approximately 1,020 SOS 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 Advisor273,000 SOS+54%
Academic Coach270,000 SOS+53%
Academic Manager315,000 SOS+78%
Academic Specialist238,000 SOS+35%
Academic Staff206,000 SOS+17%
Accompanist225,000 SOS+27%
Achievement Coach270,000 SOS+53%
Admissions Specialist238,000 SOS+35%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher209,000 SOS+18%
Anthropology Teacher219,000 SOS+24%
Arabic Language Teacher203,000 SOS+15%
Archeology Teacher222,000 SOS+26%
Architecture Teacher241,000 SOS+36%
Archivist183,000 SOS+4%
Art Teacher199,000 SOS+13%
Assistant School Principal280,000 SOS+58%
Assistant Teacher183,000 SOS+4%
Biochemistry Professor 380,000 SOS+110%
Biology Teacher219,000 SOS+24%
Bursary Scheme Manager251,000 SOS+42%
Business Teacher225,000 SOS+27%
Chemistry Teacher209,000 SOS+18%
Child Care Coordinator215,000 SOS+22%
Child Care Worker174,000 SOS-2%
Clinical School Psychologist315,000 SOS+78%
College Aide270,000 SOS+53%
College and Career Readiness Specialist286,000 SOS+62%
College President501,000 SOS+180%
Communications Teacher219,000 SOS+24%
Community Education Officer183,000 SOS+4%
Computer Science Teacher206,000 SOS+17%
Computer Teacher206,000 SOS+17%
Creative Writing Trainer254,000 SOS+44%
Credit Counselor264,000 SOS+49%
Cultural Studies Teacher209,000 SOS+18%
Curriculum Developer280,000 SOS+58%
Curriculum Specialist276,000 SOS+56%
Demonstrator193,000 SOS+9%
Deputy Controller of Examinations257,000 SOS+45%
Director of Learning Technology289,000 SOS+63%
Distance Learning Coordinator238,000 SOS+35%
Economics Lecturer370,000 SOS+110%
Education Administrator244,000 SOS+38%
Education Assistant Director280,000 SOS+58%
Education Assistant Principal231,000 SOS+31%
Education Assistant Professor305,000 SOS+73%
Education Consultant302,000 SOS+71%
Education Coordinator228,000 SOS+29%
Education Counselor251,000 SOS+42%
Education Director379,000 SOS+110%
Education Program Specialist273,000 SOS+54%
Education Researcher309,000 SOS+75%
Education Resource Specialist235,000 SOS+33%
Education Services Facilitator248,000 SOS+40%
Educational Psychologist334,000 SOS+89%
EFL Teacher219,000 SOS+24%
eLearning Trainer196,000 SOS+11%
Elementary School Teacher177,000 SOS+0%
Engineering Lecturer360,000 SOS+100%
Engineering Teacher302,000 SOS+71%
English Teacher203,000 SOS+15%
ESL Teacher219,000 SOS+24%
Faculty Assistant270,000 SOS+53%
Foreign Language Teacher196,000 SOS+11%
GED Teacher193,000 SOS+9%
Geography Teacher206,000 SOS+17%
Head of Mathematics Department289,000 SOS+63%
Head of School354,000 SOS+100%
High School Teacher235,000 SOS+33%
History Teacher219,000 SOS+24%
Infant Teacher167,000 SOS-6%
Instructional Assistant225,000 SOS+27%
Instructor241,000 SOS+36%
Kindergarten Teacher174,000 SOS-2%
Language Instructor For Expatriate177,000 SOS+0%
Law Teacher305,000 SOS+73%
Learning Designer257,000 SOS+45%
Lecturer366,000 SOS+110%
Librarian177,000 SOS+0%
Library Assistant145,000 SOS-18%
Library Director251,000 SOS+42%
Library Specialist186,000 SOS+5%
Life Sciences Teacher209,000 SOS+18%
Math Lecturer386,000 SOS+120%
Mathematics Teacher241,000 SOS+36%
Mentor238,000 SOS+35%
Middle School Teacher225,000 SOS+27%
Music Teacher199,000 SOS+13%
Nursery Manager318,000 SOS+80%
Nursery Worker132,000 SOS-25%
Paraprofessional289,000 SOS+63%
Physical Education Specialist235,000 SOS+33%
Physical Education Teacher193,000 SOS+9%
Physics Teacher 222,000 SOS+26%
Political Science Teacher225,000 SOS+27%
Post Doctoral Researcher338,000 SOS+91%
Preschool Education Administrator241,000 SOS+36%
Preschool Teacher177,000 SOS+0%
Primary School Teacher193,000 SOS+9%
Principal309,000 SOS+75%
Product Specialist241,000 SOS+36%
Professor - Accounting386,000 SOS+120%
Professor - Architecture392,000 SOS+120%
Professor - Biology379,000 SOS+110%
Professor - Business Administration370,000 SOS+110%
Professor - Chemical Engineering405,000 SOS+130%
Professor - Chemistry399,000 SOS+130%
Professor - Civil Engineering370,000 SOS+110%
Professor - Communication366,000 SOS+110%
Professor - Computer Science386,000 SOS+120%
Professor - Dentistry402,000 SOS+130%
Professor - Drama370,000 SOS+110%
Professor - Economics399,000 SOS+130%
Professor - Education392,000 SOS+120%
Professor - Electrical Engineering408,000 SOS+130%
Professor - English370,000 SOS+110%
Professor - Environmental Engineering395,000 SOS+120%
Professor - Foreign Languages366,000 SOS+110%
Professor - Geological Sciences379,000 SOS+110%
Professor - History383,000 SOS+120%
Professor - Industrial Engineering379,000 SOS+110%
Professor - Law411,000 SOS+130%
Professor - Legal Support366,000 SOS+110%
Professor - Liberal Arts383,000 SOS+120%
Professor - Marketing386,000 SOS+120%
Professor - Mathematics418,000 SOS+140%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering408,000 SOS+130%
Professor - Medical Administration411,000 SOS+130%
Professor - Medicine463,000 SOS+160%
Professor - Music354,000 SOS+100%
Professor - Nursing363,000 SOS+110%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences383,000 SOS+120%
Professor - Philosophy386,000 SOS+120%
Professor - Physical Therapy405,000 SOS+130%
Professor - Physics418,000 SOS+140%
Professor - Psychology379,000 SOS+110%
Professor - Rehabilitation354,000 SOS+100%
Professor - Social Work347,000 SOS+96%
Professor - Sociology379,000 SOS+110%
Professor - Special Education386,000 SOS+120%
Psychology Teacher316,000 SOS+79%
Public Management Assistant Professor321,000 SOS+82%
School Counselor293,000 SOS+66%
Science Educator225,000 SOS+27%
Science Laboratory Assistant193,000 SOS+9%
Science Teacher215,000 SOS+22%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher222,000 SOS+26%
Secondary School Teacher209,000 SOS+18%
Special Education Teacher225,000 SOS+27%
Special Needs Assistant183,000 SOS+4%
Statistics Lecturer370,000 SOS+110%
Student Accounts Coordinator206,000 SOS+17%
Student Development Specialist251,000 SOS+42%
Student Employment Specialist238,000 SOS+35%
Student Services193,000 SOS+9%
Student Support Manager257,000 SOS+45%
Substitute Teacher177,000 SOS+0%
Teacher193,000 SOS+9%
Teacher Aide167,000 SOS-6%
Teacher Trainer257,000 SOS+45%
Training and Development Specialist276,000 SOS+56%
Training Coordinator193,000 SOS+9%
Tutor209,000 SOS+18%
University Teacher370,000 SOS+110%
Vocational Education Teacher209,000 SOS+18%

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 Somalia earn 18% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
233,000 SOS
Public Sector+18%
275,000 SOS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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