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Librarian Average Salary in Belgium 2021

How much money does a Librarian make in Belgium?

Average Monthly Salary
4,260 EUR
( 51,200 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Belgium typically earns around 4,260 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,960 EUR (lowest) to 6,780 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 Belgium

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Belgium range from 1,960 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 6,780 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,600 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 4,600 EUR while the other half are earning more than 4,600 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 2,950 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,950 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 6,150 EUR while 25% are earning more than 6,150 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?

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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 2,230 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,970 EUR 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 4,390 EUR per month, 48% 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 5,360 EUR per month, 22% 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 5,840 EUR 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 6,320 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Belgium

0 - 2 Years
2,230 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
2,970 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
4,390 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
5,360 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
5,840 EUR
20+ Years+8%
6,320 EUR
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 2,590 EUR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 5,000 EUR per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Belgium

Certificate or Diploma
2,590 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+93%
5,000 EUR
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 Belgium earn 7% less than their female counterparts on average.

4,120 EUR
4,410 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Belgium for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Belgium

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


Librarian(s) in Belgium 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.

Belgium / 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 Belgium is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Belgium for the year 2020. 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 Belgium

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

65% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 35% 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 Belgium

25 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Belgium is 25 EUR. This means that the average Librarian in Belgium earns approximately 25 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

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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.

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Academic Coach6,790 EUR+59%
Academic Manager7,400 EUR+74%
Academic Specialist5,820 EUR+37%
Academic Staff5,210 EUR+22%
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Assistant School Principal7,100 EUR+67%
Assistant Teacher4,680 EUR+10%
Biochemistry Professor 9,330 EUR+120%
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Bursary Scheme Manager6,320 EUR+48%
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Chemistry Teacher5,120 EUR+20%
Child Care Coordinator5,380 EUR+26%
Child Care Worker4,520 EUR+6%
Clinical School Psychologist7,770 EUR+82%
College Aide6,760 EUR+59%
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Computer Science Teacher5,120 EUR+20%
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Curriculum Developer6,600 EUR+55%
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Demonstrator4,660 EUR+9%
Deputy Controller of Examinations6,490 EUR+52%
Director of Learning Technology7,060 EUR+66%
Distance Learning Coordinator5,620 EUR+32%
Economics Lecturer8,400 EUR+97%
Education Administrator6,000 EUR+41%
Education Assistant Director6,960 EUR+63%
Education Assistant Principal5,600 EUR+31%
Education Assistant Professor7,300 EUR+71%
Education Consultant7,460 EUR+75%
Education Coordinator5,710 EUR+34%
Education Counselor6,350 EUR+49%
Education Director8,650 EUR+100%
Education Program Specialist6,590 EUR+55%
Education Researcher7,550 EUR+77%
Education Resource Specialist5,970 EUR+40%
Education Services Facilitator5,790 EUR+36%
Educational Psychologist7,840 EUR+84%
EFL Teacher5,290 EUR+24%
eLearning Trainer5,000 EUR+17%
Elementary School Teacher4,470 EUR+5%
Engineering Lecturer8,670 EUR+100%
Engineering Teacher7,120 EUR+67%
English Teacher4,920 EUR+15%
ESL Teacher5,450 EUR+28%
Faculty Assistant6,510 EUR+53%
Foreign Language Teacher4,850 EUR+14%
GED Teacher4,870 EUR+14%
Geography Teacher5,080 EUR+19%
Head of Mathematics Department7,300 EUR+71%
Head of School8,580 EUR+100%
High School Teacher5,770 EUR+35%
History Teacher5,590 EUR+31%
Infant Teacher4,030 EUR-5%
Instructional Assistant5,620 EUR+32%
Instructor5,780 EUR+36%
Kindergarten Teacher4,500 EUR+6%
Language Instructor For Expatriate4,260 EUR-0%
Law Teacher7,480 EUR+75%
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Lecturer8,660 EUR+100%
Librarian4,260 EUR-0%
Library Assistant3,840 EUR-10%
Library Director6,340 EUR+49%
Library Specialist4,670 EUR+10%
Life Sciences Teacher5,100 EUR+20%
Math Lecturer9,190 EUR+120%
Mathematics Teacher6,060 EUR+42%
Mentor5,890 EUR+38%
Middle School Teacher5,300 EUR+24%
Music Teacher4,790 EUR+12%
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Physical Education Teacher4,730 EUR+11%
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Preschool Education Administrator5,870 EUR+38%
Preschool Teacher4,350 EUR+2%
Primary School Teacher4,620 EUR+8%
Principal7,140 EUR+67%
Product Specialist6,070 EUR+42%
Professor - Accounting8,980 EUR+110%
Professor - Architecture9,310 EUR+120%
Professor - Biology9,210 EUR+120%
Professor - Business Administration9,180 EUR+120%
Professor - Chemical Engineering9,250 EUR+120%
Professor - Chemistry9,310 EUR+120%
Professor - Civil Engineering8,850 EUR+110%
Professor - Communication8,960 EUR+110%
Professor - Computer Science9,600 EUR+130%
Professor - Dentistry9,230 EUR+120%
Professor - Drama8,710 EUR+100%
Professor - Economics9,550 EUR+120%
Professor - Education9,600 EUR+130%
Professor - Electrical Engineering10,200 EUR+140%
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Professor - History8,700 EUR+100%
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Professor - Law9,740 EUR+130%
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Professor - Mathematics9,520 EUR+120%
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Professor - Medical Administration9,790 EUR+130%
Professor - Medicine11,200 EUR+160%
Professor - Music8,830 EUR+110%
Professor - Nursing8,370 EUR+96%
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Professor - Philosophy9,250 EUR+120%
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Professor - Physics10,400 EUR+140%
Professor - Psychology8,770 EUR+110%
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Psychology Teacher7,880 EUR+85%
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Secondary School Teacher4,950 EUR+16%
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Statistics Lecturer8,640 EUR+100%
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Student Services4,740 EUR+11%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antwerp4,960 EUR
Brugge (Bruges)4,330 EUR
Brussel4,480 EUR
Charleroi4,780 EUR
Gent (Ghent)4,560 EUR
Leuven3,890 EUR
Liege4,440 EUR
Namur4,170 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 Belgium earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
6,000 EUR
Public Sector+5%
6,320 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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