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Librarian Average Salary in Tanzania 2021

How much money does a Librarian make in Tanzania?

Average Monthly Salary
911,000 TZS
( 10,900,000 TZS yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Tanzania typically earns around 911,000 TZS per month. Salaries range from 474,000 TZS (lowest) to 1,390,000 TZS (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 Tanzania

Median and salary distribution monthly Tanzania Librarian
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Tanzania range from 474,000 TZS per month (minimum salary) to 1,390,000 TZS per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 875,000 TZS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 875,000 TZS while the other half are earning more than 875,000 TZS. 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 607,000 TZS while 75% of them are earning more than 607,000 TZS. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 1,090,000 TZS while 25% are earning more than 1,090,000 TZS.

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 538,000 TZS per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 722,000 TZS 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 938,000 TZS 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 1,140,000 TZS 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 1,240,000 TZS 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 1,310,000 TZS per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Tanzania

0 - 2 Years
538,000 TZS
2 - 5 Years+34%
722,000 TZS
5 - 10 Years+30%
938,000 TZS
10 - 15 Years+21%
1,140,000 TZS
15 - 20 Years+9%
1,240,000 TZS
20+ Years+5%
1,310,000 TZS
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 676,000 TZS per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 1,220,000 TZS per month, 80% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Tanzania

Certificate or Diploma
676,000 TZS
Bachelor's Degree+80%
1,220,000 TZS
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 Tanzania earn 9% less than their female counterparts on average.

877,000 TZS
960,000 TZS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Tanzania for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Tanzania

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


Librarian(s) in Tanzania are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 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.

Tanzania / 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 Tanzania is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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

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

74% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 26% 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 Tanzania

5,260 TZS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Tanzania is 5,260 TZS. This means that the average Librarian in Tanzania earns approximately 5,260 TZS 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 Tanzania
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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 Advisor1,410,000 TZS+55%
Academic Coach1,330,000 TZS+46%
Academic Manager1,590,000 TZS+75%
Academic Specialist1,220,000 TZS+34%
Academic Staff1,070,000 TZS+17%
Accompanist1,120,000 TZS+23%
Achievement Coach1,420,000 TZS+56%
Admissions Specialist1,230,000 TZS+35%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher1,030,000 TZS+13%
Anthropology Teacher1,120,000 TZS+23%
Arabic Language Teacher1,030,000 TZS+13%
Archeology Teacher1,080,000 TZS+19%
Architecture Teacher1,190,000 TZS+31%
Archivist891,000 TZS-2%
Art Teacher959,000 TZS+5%
Assistant School Principal1,380,000 TZS+51%
Assistant Teacher920,000 TZS+1%
Biochemistry Professor 1,990,000 TZS+120%
Biology Teacher1,100,000 TZS+21%
Bursary Scheme Manager1,310,000 TZS+44%
Business Teacher1,090,000 TZS+20%
Chemistry Teacher1,060,000 TZS+16%
Child Care Coordinator1,110,000 TZS+22%
Child Care Worker909,000 TZS-0%
Clinical School Psychologist1,640,000 TZS+80%
College Aide1,370,000 TZS+50%
College and Career Readiness Specialist1,470,000 TZS+61%
College President2,410,000 TZS+160%
Communications Teacher1,060,000 TZS+16%
Community Education Officer920,000 TZS+1%
Computer Science Teacher1,020,000 TZS+12%
Computer Teacher1,000,000 TZS+10%
Creative Writing Trainer1,310,000 TZS+44%
Credit Counselor1,360,000 TZS+49%
Cultural Studies Teacher1,050,000 TZS+15%
Curriculum Developer1,410,000 TZS+55%
Curriculum Specialist1,400,000 TZS+54%
Demonstrator936,000 TZS+3%
Deputy Controller of Examinations1,260,000 TZS+38%
Director of Learning Technology1,440,000 TZS+58%
Distance Learning Coordinator1,230,000 TZS+35%
Economics Lecturer1,840,000 TZS+100%
Education Administrator1,260,000 TZS+38%
Education Assistant Director1,360,000 TZS+49%
Education Assistant Principal1,210,000 TZS+33%
Education Assistant Professor1,560,000 TZS+71%
Education Consultant1,520,000 TZS+67%
Education Coordinator1,180,000 TZS+30%
Education Counselor1,320,000 TZS+45%
Education Director1,830,000 TZS+100%
Education Program Specialist1,350,000 TZS+48%
Education Researcher1,550,000 TZS+70%
Education Resource Specialist1,190,000 TZS+31%
Education Services Facilitator1,280,000 TZS+40%
Educational Psychologist1,750,000 TZS+92%
EFL Teacher1,070,000 TZS+17%
eLearning Trainer1,020,000 TZS+12%
Elementary School Teacher909,000 TZS-0%
Engineering Lecturer1,800,000 TZS+98%
Engineering Teacher1,530,000 TZS+68%
English Teacher1,020,000 TZS+12%
ESL Teacher1,090,000 TZS+20%
Faculty Assistant1,380,000 TZS+51%
Foreign Language Teacher967,000 TZS+6%
GED Teacher932,000 TZS+2%
Geography Teacher1,020,000 TZS+12%
Head of Mathematics Department1,530,000 TZS+68%
Head of School1,770,000 TZS+94%
High School Teacher1,200,000 TZS+32%
History Teacher1,110,000 TZS+22%
Infant Teacher802,000 TZS-12%
Instructional Assistant1,090,000 TZS+20%
Instructor1,260,000 TZS+38%
Kindergarten Teacher877,000 TZS-4%
Language Instructor For Expatriate911,000 TZS-0%
Law Teacher1,580,000 TZS+73%
Learning Designer1,250,000 TZS+37%
Lecturer1,810,000 TZS+99%
Librarian911,000 TZS-0%
Library Assistant732,000 TZS-20%
Library Director1,230,000 TZS+35%
Library Specialist925,000 TZS+2%
Life Sciences Teacher1,100,000 TZS+21%
Math Lecturer1,980,000 TZS+120%
Mathematics Teacher1,260,000 TZS+38%
Mentor1,230,000 TZS+35%
Middle School Teacher1,120,000 TZS+23%
Music Teacher999,000 TZS+10%
Nursery Manager1,640,000 TZS+80%
Nursery Worker690,000 TZS-24%
Paraprofessional1,530,000 TZS+68%
Physical Education Specialist1,180,000 TZS+30%
Physical Education Teacher945,000 TZS+4%
Physics Teacher 1,150,000 TZS+26%
Political Science Teacher1,080,000 TZS+19%
Post Doctoral Researcher1,670,000 TZS+83%
Preschool Education Administrator1,190,000 TZS+31%
Preschool Teacher863,000 TZS-5%
Primary School Teacher930,000 TZS+2%
Principal1,590,000 TZS+75%
Product Specialist1,220,000 TZS+34%
Professor - Accounting2,020,000 TZS+120%
Professor - Architecture2,080,000 TZS+130%
Professor - Biology1,840,000 TZS+100%
Professor - Business Administration1,820,000 TZS+100%
Professor - Chemical Engineering2,030,000 TZS+120%
Professor - Chemistry2,020,000 TZS+120%
Professor - Civil Engineering1,900,000 TZS+110%
Professor - Communication1,910,000 TZS+110%
Professor - Computer Science2,040,000 TZS+120%
Professor - Dentistry1,950,000 TZS+110%
Professor - Drama1,820,000 TZS+100%
Professor - Economics1,990,000 TZS+120%
Professor - Education1,990,000 TZS+120%
Professor - Electrical Engineering2,100,000 TZS+130%
Professor - English1,920,000 TZS+110%
Professor - Environmental Engineering2,090,000 TZS+130%
Professor - Foreign Languages1,770,000 TZS+94%
Professor - Geological Sciences1,860,000 TZS+100%
Professor - History1,910,000 TZS+110%
Professor - Industrial Engineering1,920,000 TZS+110%
Professor - Law2,110,000 TZS+130%
Professor - Legal Support1,900,000 TZS+110%
Professor - Liberal Arts2,010,000 TZS+120%
Professor - Marketing2,030,000 TZS+120%
Professor - Mathematics2,020,000 TZS+120%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering2,000,000 TZS+120%
Professor - Medical Administration2,050,000 TZS+130%
Professor - Medicine2,330,000 TZS+160%
Professor - Music1,810,000 TZS+99%
Professor - Nursing1,880,000 TZS+110%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences2,010,000 TZS+120%
Professor - Philosophy1,860,000 TZS+100%
Professor - Physical Therapy1,980,000 TZS+120%
Professor - Physics2,070,000 TZS+130%
Professor - Psychology1,910,000 TZS+110%
Professor - Rehabilitation1,800,000 TZS+98%
Professor - Social Work1,800,000 TZS+98%
Professor - Sociology1,990,000 TZS+120%
Professor - Special Education1,860,000 TZS+100%
Psychology Teacher1,550,000 TZS+70%
Public Management Assistant Professor1,640,000 TZS+80%
School Counselor1,510,000 TZS+66%
Science Educator1,080,000 TZS+19%
Science Laboratory Assistant939,000 TZS+3%
Science Teacher1,060,000 TZS+16%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher1,140,000 TZS+25%
Secondary School Teacher1,010,000 TZS+11%
Special Education Teacher1,090,000 TZS+20%
Special Needs Assistant904,000 TZS-1%
Statistics Lecturer1,870,000 TZS+110%
Student Accounts Coordinator1,050,000 TZS+15%
Student Development Specialist1,230,000 TZS+35%
Student Employment Specialist1,180,000 TZS+30%
Student Services978,000 TZS+7%
Student Support Manager1,350,000 TZS+48%
Substitute Teacher922,000 TZS+1%
Teacher996,000 TZS+9%
Teacher Aide858,000 TZS-6%
Teacher Trainer1,240,000 TZS+36%
Training and Development Specialist1,450,000 TZS+59%
Training Coordinator928,000 TZS+2%
Tutor1,090,000 TZS+20%
University Teacher1,910,000 TZS+110%
Vocational Education Teacher1,090,000 TZS+20%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Dar es Salaam978,000 TZS
Dodoma837,000 TZS
Mwanza911,000 TZS

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 Tanzania earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
1,230,000 TZS
Public Sector+7%
1,320,000 TZS
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