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Librarian Average Salary in Spain 2023

How much money does a person working as Librarian make in Spain?

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

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

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

Salary Variance

This is the average salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Librarian salaries in Spain vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Librarian Pay Scale and Salaries in Spain

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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
1,800 EUR or more
10% of people earn
1,590 to 1,800 EUR
20% of people earn
1,130 EUR or less
65% of people earn
1,130 to 1,590 EUR
Minimum Salary
950 EUR
1,810 EUR
3,020 EUR

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries for the position Librarian in Spain range from 950 EUR (starting salary) to 3,020 EUR (maximum salary). It should be noted that the given figure is not the legally mandated minimum wage; rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that included thousands of participants and professionals from all regions of the country.

  • Median Salary

    With a median salary of 1,810 EUR, half of the professionals who work as Librarian in Spain earn less than this amount, and the other half earn more. The median salary denotes the middle value of salaries. Ideally, you would want to belong to the group earning more than the median salary, located on the right side of the salary distribution graph.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    The median is closely associated with two other values known as the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution chart, it can be determined that 25% of professionals employed as Librarian in Spain earn less than 1,480 EUR, while 75% earn more. Similarly, the chart shows that 75% earn less than 2,070 EUR while 25% earn more.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    To provide a better understanding of expected salaries, we categorized the frequently occurring salaries into different ranges. This approach provides a more precise representation of salary distribution for the job title Librarian in Spain compared to simply calculating the average. The majority of reported salaries, approximately 65%, fall within the range of 1,130 EUR to 1,590 EUR. About 20% of salaries are below the 1,130 EUR mark, while 10% fall within the range of 1,590 EUR to 1,800 EUR. Only 5% of individuals have salaries exceeding 1,800 EUR.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience / Librarian / Spain

How do experience and age affect pay?

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
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally, the more years of experience the higher the wage. We broke down salaries by experience level for people working as Librarian and this is what we found.

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.

Employees with less than two years of experience earn approximately 1,130 EUR.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,450 EUR, 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, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

Additionally, professionals whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 2,470 EUR, 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, 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, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty 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.

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Salary Comparison By Education / Librarian / Spain

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary variance between different education levels of professionals working as Librarian.

Certificate or Diploma
1,590 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+53%
2,440 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
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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 salaries by education level for the position Librarian in order to make a comparison.

Level 1: Certificate or Diploma

Employees at this education level have an average salary of 1,590 EUR.

Level 2: Bachelor's Degree

At this level, the average salary becomes 2,440 EUR, 53% more than the previous level.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Librarian / Spain

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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? For the people who work as Librarian in Spain, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 5%.

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

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Librarian / Spain

How much are annual salary increments in Spain for individuals working as Librarian? How often do employees get salary raises?

Individuals working as Librarian 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.

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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.

Spain / All Professions

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The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare 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 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Spain for the year 2022. 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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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Librarian / Spain

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

Salary Trend and Forecast / Librarian / Spain

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

Average Salary 2019
1,720 EUR
Average Salary 2020+4%
1,780 EUR
Average Salary 2021+3%
1,830 EUR
Average Salary 2022+2%
1,870 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salaries for individuals working as Librarian in Spain are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recently submitted salaries and reports. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from one industry to another.

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Average Hourly Wage / Librarian / Spain

11 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) for individuals working as Librarian in Spain is 11 EUR.This is the rate they get paid for every worked hour.

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

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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 fixed 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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working as Librarian in Spain is 5 EUR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Librarian VS Other Jobs

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Salary Comparison Between Librarian and Teaching / Education monthly Spain
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Salary comparison with similar jobs

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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%
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Creative Writing Trainer2,900 EUR+50%
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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%
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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%
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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%
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Student Services2,140 EUR+10%
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Teacher2,160 EUR+11%
Teacher Aide1,920 EUR-1%
Teacher Trainer2,930 EUR+51%
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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 in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Spain is 5% on average across all career fields.

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

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for the job title Librarian in Spain?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 1,810 EUR and 2,070 EUR. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for a careers like Librarian in Spain ranges from 1,480 EUR to 2,070 EUR. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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

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