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Librarian Average Salary in Trinidad and Tobago 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Trinidad and Tobago?

Average Monthly Salary
7,180 TTD
( 86,200 TTD yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Trinidad and Tobago typically earns around 7,180 TTD per month. Salaries range from 3,310 TTD (lowest) to 11,400 TTD (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 Trinidad and Tobago

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Trinidad and Tobago range from 3,310 TTD per month (minimum salary) to 11,400 TTD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 7,760 TTD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 7,760 TTD while the other half are earning more than 7,760 TTD. 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 4,980 TTD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,980 TTD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 10,400 TTD while 25% are earning more than 10,400 TTD.

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 3,750 TTD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,010 TTD 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 7,400 TTD 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 9,030 TTD 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 9,840 TTD 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 10,700 TTD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Trinidad and Tobago

0 - 2 Years
3,750 TTD
2 - 5 Years+34%
5,010 TTD
5 - 10 Years+48%
7,400 TTD
10 - 15 Years+22%
9,030 TTD
15 - 20 Years+9%
9,840 TTD
20+ Years+8%
10,700 TTD
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 4,360 TTD per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 8,420 TTD per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Trinidad and Tobago

Certificate or Diploma
4,360 TTD
Bachelor's Degree+93%
8,420 TTD
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 Trinidad and Tobago earn 8% less than their female counterparts on average.

6,880 TTD
7,490 TTD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Trinidad and Tobago for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Trinidad and Tobago

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


Librarian(s) in Trinidad and Tobago are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 30 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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.

Trinidad and Tobago / 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 Trinidad and Tobago is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Trinidad and Tobago 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 Trinidad and Tobago

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

84% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 16% 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 Trinidad and Tobago

41 TTD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Trinidad and Tobago is 41 TTD. This means that the average Librarian in Trinidad and Tobago earns approximately 41 TTD 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 Trinidad and Tobago
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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor10,400 TTD+45%
Academic Coach10,400 TTD+45%
Academic Manager12,600 TTD+75%
Academic Specialist9,660 TTD+34%
Academic Staff7,700 TTD+7%
Accompanist8,800 TTD+22%
Achievement Coach10,300 TTD+43%
Admissions Specialist9,520 TTD+33%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher8,430 TTD+17%
Anthropology Teacher8,160 TTD+14%
Arabic Language Teacher8,080 TTD+12%
Archeology Teacher8,940 TTD+24%
Architecture Teacher8,950 TTD+25%
Archivist6,780 TTD-6%
Art Teacher7,880 TTD+10%
Assistant School Principal10,400 TTD+45%
Assistant Teacher7,300 TTD+2%
Biochemistry Professor 15,200 TTD+110%
Biology Teacher8,280 TTD+15%
Bursary Scheme Manager10,100 TTD+41%
Business Teacher8,330 TTD+16%
Chemistry Teacher8,070 TTD+12%
Child Care Coordinator8,470 TTD+18%
Child Care Worker6,960 TTD-3%
Clinical School Psychologist12,200 TTD+70%
College Aide10,400 TTD+45%
College and Career Readiness Specialist11,200 TTD+56%
College President18,500 TTD+160%
Communications Teacher8,230 TTD+15%
Community Education Officer6,940 TTD-3%
Computer Science Teacher8,310 TTD+16%
Computer Teacher7,750 TTD+8%
Creative Writing Trainer10,200 TTD+42%
Credit Counselor10,200 TTD+42%
Cultural Studies Teacher8,040 TTD+12%
Curriculum Developer11,000 TTD+53%
Curriculum Specialist10,800 TTD+50%
Demonstrator7,760 TTD+8%
Deputy Controller of Examinations9,870 TTD+37%
Director of Learning Technology10,900 TTD+52%
Distance Learning Coordinator9,060 TTD+26%
Economics Lecturer14,200 TTD+98%
Education Administrator9,290 TTD+29%
Education Assistant Director11,300 TTD+57%
Education Assistant Principal8,980 TTD+25%
Education Assistant Professor12,000 TTD+67%
Education Consultant11,300 TTD+57%
Education Coordinator9,280 TTD+29%
Education Counselor9,410 TTD+31%
Education Director14,500 TTD+100%
Education Program Specialist10,500 TTD+46%
Education Researcher12,100 TTD+68%
Education Resource Specialist9,360 TTD+30%
Education Services Facilitator10,100 TTD+41%
Educational Psychologist12,500 TTD+74%
EFL Teacher8,530 TTD+19%
eLearning Trainer7,470 TTD+4%
Elementary School Teacher6,720 TTD-6%
Engineering Lecturer13,600 TTD+89%
Engineering Teacher12,000 TTD+67%
English Teacher8,070 TTD+12%
ESL Teacher8,270 TTD+15%
Faculty Assistant10,600 TTD+48%
Foreign Language Teacher7,400 TTD+3%
GED Teacher7,130 TTD-1%
Geography Teacher7,900 TTD+10%
Head of Mathematics Department11,200 TTD+56%
Head of School13,800 TTD+92%
High School Teacher8,770 TTD+22%
History Teacher8,720 TTD+21%
Infant Teacher6,170 TTD-14%
Instructional Assistant8,470 TTD+18%
Instructor9,040 TTD+26%
Kindergarten Teacher6,580 TTD-8%
Language Instructor For Expatriate7,180 TTD-0%
Law Teacher12,400 TTD+73%
Learning Designer10,400 TTD+45%
Lecturer13,800 TTD+92%
Librarian7,180 TTD-0%
Library Assistant5,580 TTD-22%
Library Director9,620 TTD+34%
Library Specialist7,410 TTD+3%
Life Sciences Teacher8,110 TTD+13%
Math Lecturer14,400 TTD+100%
Mathematics Teacher9,350 TTD+30%
Mentor9,360 TTD+30%
Middle School Teacher8,800 TTD+22%
Music Teacher7,420 TTD+3%
Nursery Manager11,900 TTD+66%
Nursery Worker5,030 TTD-30%
Paraprofessional11,600 TTD+61%
Physical Education Specialist9,500 TTD+32%
Physical Education Teacher7,650 TTD+6%
Physics Teacher 8,880 TTD+24%
Political Science Teacher8,900 TTD+24%
Post Doctoral Researcher12,800 TTD+78%
Preschool Education Administrator9,260 TTD+29%
Preschool Teacher6,780 TTD-6%
Primary School Teacher7,380 TTD+3%
Principal11,500 TTD+60%
Product Specialist9,140 TTD+27%
Professor - Accounting14,500 TTD+100%
Professor - Architecture15,000 TTD+110%
Professor - Biology14,800 TTD+110%
Professor - Business Administration14,700 TTD+100%
Professor - Chemical Engineering16,400 TTD+130%
Professor - Chemistry14,900 TTD+110%
Professor - Civil Engineering14,100 TTD+96%
Professor - Communication14,200 TTD+98%
Professor - Computer Science15,200 TTD+110%
Professor - Dentistry16,200 TTD+130%
Professor - Drama13,700 TTD+91%
Professor - Economics15,100 TTD+110%
Professor - Education15,100 TTD+110%
Professor - Electrical Engineering16,000 TTD+120%
Professor - English14,800 TTD+110%
Professor - Environmental Engineering16,100 TTD+120%
Professor - Foreign Languages13,800 TTD+92%
Professor - Geological Sciences14,600 TTD+100%
Professor - History15,000 TTD+110%
Professor - Industrial Engineering15,100 TTD+110%
Professor - Law16,700 TTD+130%
Professor - Legal Support13,700 TTD+91%
Professor - Liberal Arts14,600 TTD+100%
Professor - Marketing14,500 TTD+100%
Professor - Mathematics16,300 TTD+130%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering16,200 TTD+130%
Professor - Medical Administration16,600 TTD+130%
Professor - Medicine17,200 TTD+140%
Professor - Music13,400 TTD+87%
Professor - Nursing14,100 TTD+96%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences15,100 TTD+110%
Professor - Philosophy15,500 TTD+120%
Professor - Physical Therapy15,000 TTD+110%
Professor - Physics15,800 TTD+120%
Professor - Psychology14,600 TTD+100%
Professor - Rehabilitation13,900 TTD+93%
Professor - Social Work13,900 TTD+93%
Professor - Sociology15,500 TTD+120%
Professor - Special Education14,500 TTD+100%
Psychology Teacher12,100 TTD+68%
Public Management Assistant Professor12,800 TTD+78%
School Counselor11,500 TTD+60%
Science Educator8,310 TTD+16%
Science Laboratory Assistant7,270 TTD+1%
Science Teacher8,270 TTD+15%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher9,010 TTD+25%
Secondary School Teacher7,860 TTD+9%
Special Education Teacher8,770 TTD+22%
Special Needs Assistant6,920 TTD-4%
Statistics Lecturer15,000 TTD+110%
Student Accounts Coordinator8,220 TTD+14%
Student Development Specialist9,780 TTD+36%
Student Employment Specialist9,450 TTD+32%
Student Services7,190 TTD+0%
Student Support Manager9,650 TTD+34%
Substitute Teacher6,850 TTD-5%
Teacher7,220 TTD+1%
Teacher Aide6,570 TTD-9%
Teacher Trainer10,000 TTD+39%
Training and Development Specialist10,700 TTD+49%
Training Coordinator7,630 TTD+6%
Tutor8,240 TTD+15%
University Teacher15,000 TTD+110%
Vocational Education Teacher8,370 TTD+17%

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 Trinidad and Tobago earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
9,280 TTD
Public Sector+14%
10,600 TTD
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