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Librarian Average Salary in Swaziland 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Swaziland?

Average Monthly Salary
3,180 SZL
( 38,100 SZL yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Swaziland typically earns around 3,180 SZL per month. Salaries range from 1,650 SZL (lowest) to 4,860 SZL (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 Swaziland

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Swaziland range from 1,650 SZL per month (minimum salary) to 4,860 SZL per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,050 SZL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 3,050 SZL while the other half are earning more than 3,050 SZL. 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 2,120 SZL while 75% of them are earning more than 2,120 SZL. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 3,800 SZL while 25% are earning more than 3,800 SZL.

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 1,880 SZL per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,520 SZL 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 3,270 SZL 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 3,960 SZL 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 4,330 SZL 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 4,550 SZL per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Swaziland

0 - 2 Years
1,880 SZL
2 - 5 Years+34%
2,520 SZL
5 - 10 Years+30%
3,270 SZL
10 - 15 Years+21%
3,960 SZL
15 - 20 Years+9%
4,330 SZL
20+ Years+5%
4,550 SZL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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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 2,360 SZL per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 4,250 SZL per month, 80% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Swaziland

Certificate or Diploma
2,360 SZL
Bachelor's Degree+80%
4,250 SZL
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 Swaziland earn 11% less than their female counterparts on average.

3,030 SZL
3,400 SZL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Swaziland for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Swaziland

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


Librarian(s) in Swaziland 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.

Swaziland / 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 Swaziland is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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

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

18 SZL per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Swaziland is 18 SZL. This means that the average Librarian in Swaziland earns approximately 18 SZL 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 34% 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 Advisor4,850 SZL+53%
Academic Coach5,070 SZL+60%
Academic Manager5,430 SZL+71%
Academic Specialist4,140 SZL+30%
Academic Staff3,610 SZL+14%
Accompanist4,250 SZL+34%
Achievement Coach4,770 SZL+50%
Admissions Specialist4,220 SZL+33%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher3,660 SZL+15%
Anthropology Teacher3,850 SZL+21%
Arabic Language Teacher3,610 SZL+14%
Archeology Teacher4,030 SZL+27%
Architecture Teacher4,420 SZL+39%
Archivist3,370 SZL+6%
Art Teacher3,600 SZL+13%
Assistant School Principal5,130 SZL+62%
Assistant Teacher3,380 SZL+6%
Biochemistry Professor 7,180 SZL+130%
Biology Teacher4,040 SZL+27%
Bursary Scheme Manager4,740 SZL+49%
Business Teacher4,140 SZL+30%
Chemistry Teacher3,890 SZL+22%
Child Care Coordinator4,040 SZL+27%
Child Care Worker3,280 SZL+3%
Clinical School Psychologist5,450 SZL+72%
College Aide4,870 SZL+53%
College and Career Readiness Specialist5,200 SZL+64%
College President8,650 SZL+170%
Communications Teacher4,070 SZL+28%
Community Education Officer3,380 SZL+6%
Computer Science Teacher3,730 SZL+17%
Computer Teacher3,580 SZL+13%
Creative Writing Trainer4,820 SZL+52%
Credit Counselor4,740 SZL+49%
Cultural Studies Teacher3,910 SZL+23%
Curriculum Developer5,110 SZL+61%
Curriculum Specialist5,210 SZL+64%
Demonstrator3,400 SZL+7%
Deputy Controller of Examinations4,830 SZL+52%
Director of Learning Technology5,180 SZL+63%
Distance Learning Coordinator4,220 SZL+33%
Economics Lecturer6,690 SZL+110%
Education Administrator4,640 SZL+46%
Education Assistant Director5,090 SZL+60%
Education Assistant Principal4,140 SZL+30%
Education Assistant Professor5,380 SZL+69%
Education Consultant5,520 SZL+74%
Education Coordinator4,230 SZL+33%
Education Counselor4,690 SZL+48%
Education Director7,140 SZL+120%
Education Program Specialist4,790 SZL+51%
Education Researcher5,450 SZL+72%
Education Resource Specialist4,180 SZL+32%
Education Services Facilitator4,450 SZL+40%
Educational Psychologist6,050 SZL+90%
EFL Teacher4,150 SZL+31%
eLearning Trainer3,590 SZL+13%
Elementary School Teacher3,360 SZL+6%
Engineering Lecturer6,440 SZL+100%
Engineering Teacher5,210 SZL+64%
English Teacher3,490 SZL+10%
ESL Teacher3,910 SZL+23%
Faculty Assistant4,750 SZL+50%
Foreign Language Teacher3,640 SZL+15%
GED Teacher3,440 SZL+8%
Geography Teacher3,610 SZL+14%
Head of Mathematics Department5,340 SZL+68%
Head of School6,250 SZL+97%
High School Teacher4,270 SZL+34%
History Teacher3,900 SZL+23%
Infant Teacher2,880 SZL-9%
Instructional Assistant4,190 SZL+32%
Instructor4,370 SZL+38%
Kindergarten Teacher2,990 SZL-6%
Language Instructor For Expatriate3,180 SZL+0%
Law Teacher5,660 SZL+78%
Learning Designer4,530 SZL+43%
Lecturer6,800 SZL+110%
Librarian3,180 SZL+0%
Library Assistant2,610 SZL-18%
Library Director4,700 SZL+48%
Library Specialist3,230 SZL+2%
Life Sciences Teacher3,740 SZL+18%
Math Lecturer7,010 SZL+120%
Mathematics Teacher4,170 SZL+31%
Mentor4,460 SZL+40%
Middle School Teacher4,250 SZL+34%
Music Teacher3,520 SZL+11%
Nursery Manager5,970 SZL+88%
Nursery Worker2,490 SZL-22%
Paraprofessional5,280 SZL+66%
Physical Education Specialist4,100 SZL+29%
Physical Education Teacher3,470 SZL+9%
Physics Teacher 4,070 SZL+28%
Political Science Teacher4,060 SZL+28%
Post Doctoral Researcher5,840 SZL+84%
Preschool Education Administrator4,230 SZL+33%
Preschool Teacher3,210 SZL+1%
Primary School Teacher3,630 SZL+14%
Principal5,790 SZL+82%
Product Specialist4,160 SZL+31%
Professor - Accounting6,990 SZL+120%
Professor - Architecture7,160 SZL+130%
Professor - Biology6,980 SZL+120%
Professor - Business Administration6,860 SZL+120%
Professor - Chemical Engineering7,570 SZL+140%
Professor - Chemistry7,510 SZL+140%
Professor - Civil Engineering7,020 SZL+120%
Professor - Communication6,340 SZL+100%
Professor - Computer Science6,730 SZL+110%
Professor - Dentistry7,070 SZL+120%
Professor - Drama6,560 SZL+110%
Professor - Economics7,130 SZL+120%
Professor - Education7,070 SZL+120%
Professor - Electrical Engineering7,420 SZL+130%
Professor - English6,780 SZL+110%
Professor - Environmental Engineering7,300 SZL+130%
Professor - Foreign Languages6,820 SZL+110%
Professor - Geological Sciences7,120 SZL+120%
Professor - History7,230 SZL+130%
Professor - Industrial Engineering6,540 SZL+110%
Professor - Law7,150 SZL+130%
Professor - Legal Support6,420 SZL+100%
Professor - Liberal Arts6,760 SZL+110%
Professor - Marketing7,210 SZL+130%
Professor - Mathematics7,450 SZL+130%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering7,330 SZL+130%
Professor - Medical Administration7,450 SZL+130%
Professor - Medicine8,450 SZL+170%
Professor - Music6,510 SZL+100%
Professor - Nursing6,740 SZL+110%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences7,150 SZL+130%
Professor - Philosophy7,270 SZL+130%
Professor - Physical Therapy7,690 SZL+140%
Professor - Physics7,230 SZL+130%
Professor - Psychology6,620 SZL+110%
Professor - Rehabilitation6,220 SZL+96%
Professor - Social Work6,160 SZL+94%
Professor - Sociology6,790 SZL+110%
Professor - Special Education6,960 SZL+120%
Psychology Teacher5,940 SZL+87%
Public Management Assistant Professor5,910 SZL+86%
School Counselor5,490 SZL+73%
Science Educator3,880 SZL+22%
Science Laboratory Assistant3,350 SZL+5%
Science Teacher3,780 SZL+19%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher3,980 SZL+25%
Secondary School Teacher3,770 SZL+19%
Special Education Teacher4,140 SZL+30%
Special Needs Assistant3,400 SZL+7%
Statistics Lecturer6,670 SZL+110%
Student Accounts Coordinator3,790 SZL+19%
Student Development Specialist4,760 SZL+50%
Student Employment Specialist4,120 SZL+30%
Student Services3,630 SZL+14%
Student Support Manager4,810 SZL+51%
Substitute Teacher3,060 SZL-4%
Teacher3,620 SZL+14%
Teacher Aide3,040 SZL-4%
Teacher Trainer4,580 SZL+44%
Training and Development Specialist4,950 SZL+56%
Training Coordinator3,480 SZL+10%
Tutor3,780 SZL+19%
University Teacher6,640 SZL+110%
Vocational Education Teacher3,830 SZL+21%

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

Private Sector
4,240 SZL
Public Sector+11%
4,690 SZL
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