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Librarian Average Salary in Uruguay 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Uruguay?

Average Monthly Salary
23,000 UYU
( 276,000 UYU yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Uruguay typically earns around 23,000 UYU per month. Salaries range from 10,600 UYU (lowest) to 36,600 UYU (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 Uruguay

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Uruguay range from 10,600 UYU per month (minimum salary) to 36,600 UYU per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 24,900 UYU per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 24,900 UYU while the other half are earning more than 24,900 UYU. 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 16,000 UYU while 75% of them are earning more than 16,000 UYU. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 33,200 UYU while 25% are earning more than 33,200 UYU.

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 12,000 UYU per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 16,100 UYU 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 23,700 UYU 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 28,900 UYU 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 31,500 UYU 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 34,100 UYU per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Uruguay

0 - 2 Years
12,000 UYU
2 - 5 Years+34%
16,100 UYU
5 - 10 Years+48%
23,700 UYU
10 - 15 Years+22%
28,900 UYU
15 - 20 Years+9%
31,500 UYU
20+ Years+8%
34,100 UYU
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 14,000 UYU per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 27,000 UYU per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Uruguay

Certificate or Diploma
14,000 UYU
Bachelor's Degree+93%
27,000 UYU
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 Uruguay earn 10% less than their female counterparts on average.

21,800 UYU
24,200 UYU
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Uruguay for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Uruguay

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


Librarian(s) in Uruguay are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 20 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 19 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.

Uruguay / 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 Uruguay is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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

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

69% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% 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 Uruguay

130 UYU per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Uruguay is 130 UYU. This means that the average Librarian in Uruguay earns approximately 130 UYU 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 Coach33,700 UYU+46%
Academic Manager41,900 UYU+82%
Academic Specialist29,500 UYU+28%
Academic Staff26,300 UYU+14%
Accompanist29,000 UYU+26%
Achievement Coach35,600 UYU+55%
Admissions Specialist31,500 UYU+37%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher26,100 UYU+13%
Anthropology Teacher29,500 UYU+28%
Arabic Language Teacher25,600 UYU+11%
Archeology Teacher27,700 UYU+20%
Architecture Teacher31,100 UYU+35%
Archivist24,900 UYU+8%
Art Teacher26,700 UYU+16%
Assistant School Principal36,100 UYU+57%
Assistant Teacher23,200 UYU+1%
Biochemistry Professor 50,200 UYU+120%
Biology Teacher29,100 UYU+26%
Bursary Scheme Manager33,100 UYU+44%
Business Teacher30,600 UYU+33%
Chemistry Teacher25,900 UYU+12%
Child Care Coordinator27,600 UYU+20%
Child Care Worker22,900 UYU-1%
Clinical School Psychologist38,900 UYU+69%
College Aide35,300 UYU+53%
College and Career Readiness Specialist38,500 UYU+67%
College President61,800 UYU+170%
Communications Teacher29,200 UYU+27%
Community Education Officer24,400 UYU+6%
Computer Science Teacher27,000 UYU+17%
Computer Teacher26,200 UYU+14%
Creative Writing Trainer32,000 UYU+39%
Credit Counselor32,600 UYU+42%
Cultural Studies Teacher27,400 UYU+19%
Curriculum Developer36,000 UYU+56%
Curriculum Specialist37,300 UYU+62%
Demonstrator25,400 UYU+10%
Deputy Controller of Examinations32,100 UYU+39%
Director of Learning Technology36,600 UYU+59%
Distance Learning Coordinator29,900 UYU+30%
Economics Lecturer46,000 UYU+100%
Education Administrator32,400 UYU+41%
Education Assistant Director34,900 UYU+52%
Education Assistant Principal30,100 UYU+31%
Education Assistant Professor39,200 UYU+70%
Education Consultant40,800 UYU+77%
Education Coordinator28,200 UYU+22%
Education Counselor32,000 UYU+39%
Education Director50,000 UYU+120%
Education Program Specialist35,800 UYU+55%
Education Researcher41,700 UYU+81%
Education Resource Specialist29,600 UYU+29%
Education Services Facilitator32,200 UYU+40%
Educational Psychologist44,900 UYU+95%
EFL Teacher29,700 UYU+29%
eLearning Trainer25,900 UYU+12%
Elementary School Teacher23,400 UYU+2%
Engineering Lecturer45,600 UYU+98%
Engineering Teacher40,100 UYU+74%
English Teacher26,900 UYU+17%
ESL Teacher27,700 UYU+20%
Faculty Assistant34,700 UYU+51%
Foreign Language Teacher24,900 UYU+8%
GED Teacher25,000 UYU+9%
Geography Teacher27,000 UYU+17%
Head of Mathematics Department35,700 UYU+55%
Head of School47,800 UYU+110%
High School Teacher30,100 UYU+31%
History Teacher27,600 UYU+20%
Infant Teacher20,600 UYU-11%
Instructional Assistant30,100 UYU+31%
Instructor32,400 UYU+41%
Kindergarten Teacher21,900 UYU-5%
Language Instructor For Expatriate23,000 UYU-0%
Law Teacher37,800 UYU+64%
Learning Designer33,800 UYU+47%
Lecturer46,500 UYU+100%
Librarian23,000 UYU-0%
Library Assistant18,900 UYU-18%
Library Director31,300 UYU+36%
Library Specialist23,600 UYU+2%
Life Sciences Teacher27,100 UYU+18%
Math Lecturer49,500 UYU+110%
Mathematics Teacher29,800 UYU+29%
Mentor30,500 UYU+32%
Middle School Teacher29,000 UYU+26%
Music Teacher25,700 UYU+12%
Nursery Manager42,800 UYU+86%
Nursery Worker16,600 UYU-28%
Paraprofessional38,100 UYU+65%
Physical Education Specialist30,700 UYU+33%
Physical Education Teacher24,500 UYU+6%
Physics Teacher 27,900 UYU+21%
Political Science Teacher30,100 UYU+31%
Post Doctoral Researcher45,000 UYU+95%
Preschool Education Administrator31,600 UYU+37%
Preschool Teacher23,200 UYU+1%
Primary School Teacher25,400 UYU+10%
Principal41,500 UYU+80%
Product Specialist30,500 UYU+32%
Professor - Accounting51,800 UYU+120%
Professor - Architecture49,200 UYU+110%
Professor - Biology49,100 UYU+110%
Professor - Business Administration49,300 UYU+110%
Professor - Chemical Engineering50,400 UYU+120%
Professor - Chemistry51,200 UYU+120%
Professor - Civil Engineering49,000 UYU+110%
Professor - Communication45,300 UYU+97%
Professor - Computer Science49,200 UYU+110%
Professor - Dentistry52,900 UYU+130%
Professor - Drama50,100 UYU+120%
Professor - Economics50,500 UYU+120%
Professor - Education51,200 UYU+120%
Professor - Electrical Engineering55,000 UYU+140%
Professor - English46,500 UYU+100%
Professor - Environmental Engineering51,300 UYU+120%
Professor - Foreign Languages49,000 UYU+110%
Professor - Geological Sciences47,300 UYU+110%
Professor - History49,300 UYU+110%
Professor - Industrial Engineering50,400 UYU+120%
Professor - Law51,000 UYU+120%
Professor - Legal Support46,900 UYU+100%
Professor - Liberal Arts50,500 UYU+120%
Professor - Marketing49,300 UYU+110%
Professor - Mathematics56,800 UYU+150%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering51,900 UYU+130%
Professor - Medical Administration53,900 UYU+130%
Professor - Medicine62,500 UYU+170%
Professor - Music44,600 UYU+94%
Professor - Nursing47,300 UYU+110%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences51,300 UYU+120%
Professor - Philosophy48,300 UYU+110%
Professor - Physical Therapy52,300 UYU+130%
Professor - Physics55,700 UYU+140%
Professor - Psychology47,100 UYU+100%
Professor - Rehabilitation45,400 UYU+97%
Professor - Social Work45,900 UYU+99%
Professor - Sociology46,800 UYU+100%
Professor - Special Education49,200 UYU+110%
Psychology Teacher39,500 UYU+72%
Public Management Assistant Professor42,600 UYU+85%
School Counselor37,500 UYU+63%
Science Educator27,700 UYU+20%
Science Laboratory Assistant24,500 UYU+6%
Science Teacher28,200 UYU+22%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher28,900 UYU+25%
Secondary School Teacher26,600 UYU+16%
Special Education Teacher29,100 UYU+26%
Special Needs Assistant23,300 UYU+1%
Statistics Lecturer45,900 UYU+99%
Student Accounts Coordinator27,300 UYU+19%
Student Development Specialist34,000 UYU+48%
Student Employment Specialist30,200 UYU+31%
Student Services24,800 UYU+8%
Student Support Manager32,800 UYU+42%
Substitute Teacher21,800 UYU-5%
Teacher26,000 UYU+13%
Teacher Aide22,500 UYU-2%
Teacher Trainer35,000 UYU+52%
Training and Development Specialist35,900 UYU+56%
Training Coordinator25,800 UYU+12%
Tutor26,700 UYU+16%
University Teacher48,200 UYU+110%
Vocational Education Teacher26,300 UYU+14%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Montevideo25,800 UYU

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 Uruguay earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
31,400 UYU
Public Sector+9%
34,100 UYU
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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