Browse Salaries
Best Paying Jobs
Salary Increase Letters
Career Articles

Librarian Average Salary in Spain 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Spain?

Average Monthly Salary
1,940 EUR
( 23,300 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Spain typically earns around 1,940 EUR per month. Salaries range from 950 EUR (lowest) to 3,020 EUR (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 Spain

Median and salary distribution monthly Spain Librarian
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/spain/teaching-education/librarian/median-and-salary-distribution-monthly-spain-librarian.jpg

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Spain range from 950 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 3,020 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,980 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 1,980 EUR while the other half are earning more than 1,980 EUR. 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 1,320 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,320 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 2,550 EUR while 25% are earning more than 2,550 EUR.

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?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Spain Librarian
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/spain/teaching-education/librarian/salary-comparison-by-years-of-experience-monthly-spain-librarian.jpg

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 1,130 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,450 EUR 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 2,000 EUR 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 2,470 EUR 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 2,650 EUR 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 2,830 EUR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Spain

0 - 2 Years
1,130 EUR
2 - 5 Years+29%
1,450 EUR
5 - 10 Years+38%
2,000 EUR
10 - 15 Years+24%
2,470 EUR
15 - 20 Years+7%
2,650 EUR
20+ Years+7%
2,830 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-by-experience.jpg

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.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Spain Librarian
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/spain/teaching-education/librarian/salary-comparison-by-education-level-monthly-spain-librarian.jpg

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 1,590 EUR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 2,440 EUR per month, 53% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Spain

Certificate or Diploma
1,590 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+53%
2,440 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-comparison-by-education.jpg

Librarian Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Spain Librarian
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/spain/teaching-education/librarian/salary-comparison-by-gender-monthly-spain-librarian.jpg

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 Spain earn 5% less than their female counterparts on average.

1,890 EUR
1,980 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Spain for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Spain
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/spain/salary-comparison-by-gender-monthly-spain.jpg

Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Spain

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


Librarian(s) in Spain are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Spain Librarian
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/spain/teaching-education/librarian/annual-salary-increment-rate-spain-librarian.jpg

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.

Spain / 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 Spain is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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

Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-increment-world.jpg

Librarian Bonus and Incentive Rates in Spain

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Spain Librarian
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/spain/teaching-education/librarian/annual-salary-bonus-rate-spain-librarian.jpg

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.

69% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% 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 Spain

11 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Spain is 11 EUR. This means that the average Librarian in Spain earns approximately 11 EUR 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 Spain
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/spain/teaching-education/librarian/salary-comparison-between-librarian-and-teaching-education-monthly-spain.jpg

The average salary for Librarian is 32% 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 Advisor3,060 EUR+58%
Academic Coach3,010 EUR+55%
Academic Manager3,500 EUR+81%
Academic Specialist2,700 EUR+39%
Academic Staff2,370 EUR+22%
Accompanist2,550 EUR+32%
Achievement Coach3,060 EUR+58%
Admissions Specialist2,560 EUR+32%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher2,350 EUR+21%
Anthropology Teacher2,480 EUR+28%
Arabic Language Teacher2,180 EUR+12%
Archeology Teacher2,550 EUR+32%
Architecture Teacher2,760 EUR+42%
Archivist2,120 EUR+9%
Art Teacher2,300 EUR+19%
Assistant School Principal3,160 EUR+63%
Assistant Teacher2,050 EUR+6%
Biochemistry Professor 4,270 EUR+120%
Biology Teacher2,530 EUR+31%
Bursary Scheme Manager2,890 EUR+49%
Business Teacher2,560 EUR+32%
Chemistry Teacher2,430 EUR+25%
Child Care Coordinator2,510 EUR+30%
Child Care Worker2,070 EUR+7%
Clinical School Psychologist3,380 EUR+74%
College Aide2,970 EUR+53%
College and Career Readiness Specialist3,140 EUR+62%
College President5,050 EUR+160%
Communications Teacher2,470 EUR+27%
Community Education Officer2,150 EUR+11%
Computer Science Teacher2,400 EUR+24%
Computer Teacher2,200 EUR+14%
Creative Writing Trainer2,900 EUR+50%
Credit Counselor2,940 EUR+52%
Cultural Studies Teacher2,410 EUR+24%
Curriculum Developer3,040 EUR+57%
Curriculum Specialist3,120 EUR+61%
Demonstrator2,160 EUR+11%
Deputy Controller of Examinations2,880 EUR+49%
Director of Learning Technology3,160 EUR+63%
Distance Learning Coordinator2,690 EUR+39%
Economics Lecturer3,950 EUR+100%
Education Administrator2,660 EUR+37%
Education Assistant Director3,150 EUR+63%
Education Assistant Principal2,630 EUR+36%
Education Assistant Professor3,220 EUR+66%
Education Consultant3,440 EUR+78%
Education Coordinator2,540 EUR+31%
Education Counselor2,780 EUR+43%
Education Director4,100 EUR+110%
Education Program Specialist2,860 EUR+48%
Education Researcher3,210 EUR+66%
Education Resource Specialist2,500 EUR+29%
Education Services Facilitator2,630 EUR+36%
Educational Psychologist3,500 EUR+81%
EFL Teacher2,460 EUR+27%
eLearning Trainer2,120 EUR+9%
Elementary School Teacher1,980 EUR+2%
Engineering Lecturer3,880 EUR+100%
Engineering Teacher3,370 EUR+74%
English Teacher2,330 EUR+20%
ESL Teacher2,440 EUR+26%
Faculty Assistant2,870 EUR+48%
Foreign Language Teacher2,260 EUR+17%
GED Teacher2,140 EUR+10%
Geography Teacher2,200 EUR+14%
Head of Mathematics Department3,040 EUR+57%
Head of School3,650 EUR+88%
High School Teacher2,490 EUR+28%
History Teacher2,340 EUR+21%
Infant Teacher1,810 EUR-7%
Instructional Assistant2,540 EUR+31%
Instructor2,580 EUR+33%
Kindergarten Teacher1,930 EUR-0%
Language Instructor For Expatriate1,940 EUR+0%
Law Teacher3,330 EUR+72%
Learning Designer2,810 EUR+45%
Lecturer4,050 EUR+110%
Librarian1,940 EUR+0%
Library Assistant1,690 EUR-13%
Library Director2,810 EUR+45%
Library Specialist2,140 EUR+10%
Life Sciences Teacher2,400 EUR+24%
Math Lecturer3,960 EUR+100%
Mathematics Teacher2,630 EUR+36%
Mentor2,750 EUR+42%
Middle School Teacher2,550 EUR+32%
Music Teacher2,260 EUR+17%
Nursery Manager3,430 EUR+77%
Nursery Worker1,550 EUR-20%
Paraprofessional3,220 EUR+66%
Physical Education Specialist2,640 EUR+36%
Physical Education Teacher2,260 EUR+17%
Physics Teacher 2,490 EUR+28%
Political Science Teacher2,570 EUR+33%
Post Doctoral Researcher3,520 EUR+82%
Preschool Education Administrator2,550 EUR+32%
Preschool Teacher1,970 EUR+2%
Primary School Teacher2,190 EUR+13%
Principal3,330 EUR+72%
Product Specialist2,600 EUR+34%
Professor - Accounting4,010 EUR+110%
Professor - Architecture4,080 EUR+110%
Professor - Biology3,970 EUR+100%
Professor - Business Administration3,880 EUR+100%
Professor - Chemical Engineering4,250 EUR+120%
Professor - Chemistry4,200 EUR+120%
Professor - Civil Engineering3,920 EUR+100%
Professor - Communication3,900 EUR+100%
Professor - Computer Science4,100 EUR+110%
Professor - Dentistry4,280 EUR+120%
Professor - Drama3,970 EUR+100%
Professor - Economics4,270 EUR+120%
Professor - Education4,220 EUR+120%
Professor - Electrical Engineering4,400 EUR+130%
Professor - English4,010 EUR+110%
Professor - Environmental Engineering4,290 EUR+120%
Professor - Foreign Languages4,000 EUR+110%
Professor - Geological Sciences4,150 EUR+110%
Professor - History4,200 EUR+120%
Professor - Industrial Engineering4,170 EUR+120%
Professor - Law4,520 EUR+130%
Professor - Legal Support4,060 EUR+110%
Professor - Liberal Arts4,240 EUR+120%
Professor - Marketing4,160 EUR+110%
Professor - Mathematics4,630 EUR+140%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering4,540 EUR+130%
Professor - Medical Administration4,590 EUR+140%
Professor - Medicine5,150 EUR+170%
Professor - Music4,000 EUR+110%
Professor - Nursing3,720 EUR+92%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences3,920 EUR+100%
Professor - Philosophy3,960 EUR+100%
Professor - Physical Therapy4,170 EUR+120%
Professor - Physics4,300 EUR+120%
Professor - Psychology3,940 EUR+100%
Professor - Rehabilitation3,700 EUR+91%
Professor - Social Work3,640 EUR+88%
Professor - Sociology3,970 EUR+100%
Professor - Special Education4,050 EUR+110%
Psychology Teacher3,500 EUR+81%
Public Management Assistant Professor3,480 EUR+80%
School Counselor3,330 EUR+72%
Science Educator2,370 EUR+22%
Science Laboratory Assistant2,070 EUR+7%
Science Teacher2,300 EUR+19%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher2,380 EUR+23%
Secondary School Teacher2,290 EUR+18%
Special Education Teacher2,430 EUR+25%
Special Needs Assistant2,130 EUR+10%
Statistics Lecturer3,790 EUR+96%
Student Accounts Coordinator2,300 EUR+19%
Student Development Specialist2,790 EUR+44%
Student Employment Specialist2,670 EUR+38%
Student Services2,140 EUR+10%
Student Support Manager2,840 EUR+47%
Substitute Teacher1,990 EUR+3%
Teacher2,160 EUR+11%
Teacher Aide1,920 EUR-1%
Teacher Trainer2,930 EUR+51%
Training and Development Specialist3,100 EUR+60%
Training Coordinator2,240 EUR+16%
Tutor2,380 EUR+23%
University Teacher3,830 EUR+98%
Vocational Education Teacher2,360 EUR+22%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Barcelona2,150 EUR
Bilbao1,900 EUR
Las Palmas1,940 EUR
Madrid2,180 EUR
Malaga2,030 EUR
Murcia2,000 EUR
Palma de Mallorca1,970 EUR
Sevilla2,090 EUR
Valencia2,120 EUR
Zaragoza2,060 EUR

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 Spain earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
2,650 EUR
Public Sector+5%
2,770 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Browse Salaries

Salary Increase Letters

Best Paying Jobs
HomePrivacy PolicySalary Comparison

©Salary Explorer 2020