A person working as a Librarian in Tonga typically earns around 1,330 TOP per month. Salaries range from 650 TOP (lowest) to 2,080 TOP (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 salaries in Tonga range from 650 TOP per month (minimum salary) to 2,080 TOP per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,360 TOP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 1,360 TOP while the other half are earning more than 1,360 TOP. 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.
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 910 TOP while 75% of them are earning more than 910 TOP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 1,760 TOP while 25% are earning more than 1,760 TOP.
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
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 780 TOP per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,000 TOP 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 1,380 TOP per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Librarian(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 1,700 TOP 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 1,830 TOP 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 1,950 TOP per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
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 1,100 TOP per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 1,680 TOP per month, 53% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
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 Tonga earn 10% less than their female counterparts on average.
Librarian(s) in Tonga 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.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Tonga 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.
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.
87% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 13% 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Librarian is 31% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||1,960 TOP||+47%|
|Academic Coach||1,890 TOP||+42%|
|Academic Manager||2,290 TOP||+72%|
|Academic Specialist||1,760 TOP||+32%|
|Academic Staff||1,550 TOP||+16%|
|Achievement Coach||1,870 TOP||+40%|
|Admissions Specialist||1,710 TOP||+28%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||1,500 TOP||+12%|
|Anthropology Teacher||1,540 TOP||+15%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||1,500 TOP||+12%|
|Archeology Teacher||1,680 TOP||+26%|
|Architecture Teacher||1,680 TOP||+26%|
|Art Teacher||1,480 TOP||+11%|
|Assistant School Principal||1,950 TOP||+46%|
|Assistant Teacher||1,300 TOP||-3%|
|Biochemistry Professor||2,850 TOP||+110%|
|Biology Teacher||1,550 TOP||+16%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||1,880 TOP||+41%|
|Business Teacher||1,620 TOP||+21%|
|Chemistry Teacher||1,510 TOP||+13%|
|Child Care Coordinator||1,590 TOP||+19%|
|Child Care Worker||1,300 TOP||-3%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||2,250 TOP||+69%|
|College Aide||1,910 TOP||+43%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||2,060 TOP||+54%|
|College President||3,460 TOP||+160%|
|Communications Teacher||1,660 TOP||+24%|
|Community Education Officer||1,300 TOP||-3%|
|Computer Science Teacher||1,510 TOP||+13%|
|Computer Teacher||1,450 TOP||+9%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||1,780 TOP||+33%|
|Credit Counselor||1,990 TOP||+49%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||1,560 TOP||+17%|
|Curriculum Developer||2,080 TOP||+56%|
|Curriculum Specialist||2,100 TOP||+57%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||1,800 TOP||+35%|
|Director of Learning Technology||2,010 TOP||+51%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||1,710 TOP||+28%|
|Economics Lecturer||2,700 TOP||+100%|
|Education Administrator||1,710 TOP||+28%|
|Education Assistant Director||2,120 TOP||+59%|
|Education Assistant Principal||1,690 TOP||+27%|
|Education Assistant Professor||2,150 TOP||+61%|
|Education Consultant||2,250 TOP||+69%|
|Education Coordinator||1,590 TOP||+19%|
|Education Counselor||1,780 TOP||+33%|
|Education Director||2,750 TOP||+110%|
|Education Program Specialist||1,960 TOP||+47%|
|Education Researcher||2,250 TOP||+69%|
|Education Resource Specialist||1,740 TOP||+30%|
|Education Services Facilitator||1,870 TOP||+40%|
|Educational Psychologist||2,320 TOP||+74%|
|EFL Teacher||1,610 TOP||+21%|
|eLearning Trainer||1,440 TOP||+8%|
|Elementary School Teacher||1,240 TOP||-7%|
|Engineering Lecturer||2,500 TOP||+87%|
|Engineering Teacher||2,190 TOP||+64%|
|English Teacher||1,470 TOP||+10%|
|ESL Teacher||1,520 TOP||+14%|
|Faculty Assistant||1,900 TOP||+42%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||1,440 TOP||+8%|
|GED Teacher||1,360 TOP||+2%|
|Geography Teacher||1,470 TOP||+10%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||2,160 TOP||+62%|
|Head of School||2,580 TOP||+93%|
|High School Teacher||1,690 TOP||+27%|
|History Teacher||1,620 TOP||+21%|
|Infant Teacher||1,150 TOP||-14%|
|Instructional Assistant||1,710 TOP||+28%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||1,260 TOP||-6%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||1,330 TOP||-0%|
|Law Teacher||2,130 TOP||+60%|
|Learning Designer||1,900 TOP||+42%|
|Library Assistant||1,020 TOP||-24%|
|Library Director||1,750 TOP||+31%|
|Library Specialist||1,400 TOP||+5%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||1,530 TOP||+15%|
|Math Lecturer||2,780 TOP||+110%|
|Mathematics Teacher||1,720 TOP||+29%|
|Middle School Teacher||1,600 TOP||+20%|
|Music Teacher||1,450 TOP||+9%|
|Nursery Manager||2,340 TOP||+75%|
|Nursery Worker||990 TOP||-26%|
|Physical Education Specialist||1,620 TOP||+21%|
|Physical Education Teacher||1,390 TOP||+4%|
|Physics Teacher||1,630 TOP||+22%|
|Political Science Teacher||1,670 TOP||+25%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||2,530 TOP||+90%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||1,730 TOP||+30%|
|Preschool Teacher||1,340 TOP||+0%|
|Primary School Teacher||1,400 TOP||+5%|
|Product Specialist||1,750 TOP||+31%|
|Professor - Accounting||2,680 TOP||+100%|
|Professor - Architecture||2,780 TOP||+110%|
|Professor - Biology||2,740 TOP||+110%|
|Professor - Business Administration||2,720 TOP||+100%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||3,030 TOP||+130%|
|Professor - Chemistry||3,030 TOP||+130%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||2,590 TOP||+94%|
|Professor - Communication||2,620 TOP||+96%|
|Professor - Computer Science||2,810 TOP||+110%|
|Professor - Dentistry||2,980 TOP||+120%|
|Professor - Drama||2,790 TOP||+110%|
|Professor - Economics||2,770 TOP||+110%|
|Professor - Education||2,770 TOP||+110%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||2,940 TOP||+120%|
|Professor - English||2,710 TOP||+100%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||2,950 TOP||+120%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||2,780 TOP||+110%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||2,650 TOP||+99%|
|Professor - History||2,730 TOP||+100%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||2,750 TOP||+110%|
|Professor - Law||3,040 TOP||+130%|
|Professor - Legal Support||2,760 TOP||+110%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||2,650 TOP||+99%|
|Professor - Marketing||2,740 TOP||+110%|
|Professor - Mathematics||2,950 TOP||+120%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||2,930 TOP||+120%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||3,010 TOP||+130%|
|Professor - Medicine||3,450 TOP||+160%|
|Professor - Music||2,680 TOP||+100%|
|Professor - Nursing||2,540 TOP||+90%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||2,720 TOP||+100%|
|Professor - Philosophy||2,790 TOP||+110%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||2,990 TOP||+120%|
|Professor - Physics||3,140 TOP||+140%|
|Professor - Psychology||2,620 TOP||+96%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||2,490 TOP||+87%|
|Professor - Social Work||2,490 TOP||+87%|
|Professor - Sociology||2,770 TOP||+110%|
|Professor - Special Education||2,870 TOP||+110%|
|Psychology Teacher||2,210 TOP||+66%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||2,440 TOP||+83%|
|School Counselor||2,150 TOP||+61%|
|Science Educator||1,550 TOP||+16%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||1,360 TOP||+2%|
|Science Teacher||1,540 TOP||+15%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||1,670 TOP||+25%|
|Secondary School Teacher||1,550 TOP||+16%|
|Special Education Teacher||1,620 TOP||+21%|
|Special Needs Assistant||1,350 TOP||+1%|
|Statistics Lecturer||2,610 TOP||+96%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||1,560 TOP||+17%|
|Student Development Specialist||1,850 TOP||+39%|
|Student Employment Specialist||1,790 TOP||+34%|
|Student Services||1,470 TOP||+10%|
|Student Support Manager||1,830 TOP||+37%|
|Substitute Teacher||1,260 TOP||-6%|
|Teacher Aide||1,200 TOP||-10%|
|Teacher Trainer||1,810 TOP||+36%|
|Training and Development Specialist||2,020 TOP||+51%|
|Training Coordinator||1,430 TOP||+7%|
|University Teacher||2,790 TOP||+110%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||1,530 TOP||+15%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Tonga earn 18% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.