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Librarian Average Salary in Vietnam 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Vietnam?

Average Monthly Salary
12,300,000 VND
( 147,000,000 VND yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Vietnam typically earns around 12,300,000 VND per month. Salaries range from 6,010,000 VND (lowest) to 19,100,000 VND (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 Vietnam

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Vietnam range from 6,010,000 VND per month (minimum salary) to 19,100,000 VND per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 12,500,000 VND per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 12,500,000 VND while the other half are earning more than 12,500,000 VND. 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 8,340,000 VND while 75% of them are earning more than 8,340,000 VND. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 16,100,000 VND while 25% are earning more than 16,100,000 VND.

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 7,130,000 VND per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 9,160,000 VND 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 12,600,000 VND per month, 38% 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 15,700,000 VND 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 16,800,000 VND 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 17,900,000 VND per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Vietnam

0 - 2 Years
7,130,000 VND
2 - 5 Years+29%
9,160,000 VND
5 - 10 Years+38%
12,600,000 VND
10 - 15 Years+24%
15,700,000 VND
15 - 20 Years+7%
16,800,000 VND
20+ Years+7%
17,900,000 VND
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 10,100,000 VND per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 15,500,000 VND per month, 53% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Vietnam

Certificate or Diploma
10,100,000 VND
Bachelor's Degree+53%
15,500,000 VND
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 Vietnam earn 9% less than their female counterparts on average.

11,600,000 VND
12,700,000 VND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Vietnam for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Vietnam

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


Librarian(s) in Vietnam are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% 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.

Vietnam / 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 Vietnam is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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

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

70% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 30% 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 Vietnam

70,800 VND per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Vietnam is 70,800 VND. This means that the average Librarian in Vietnam earns approximately 70,800 VND 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 Vietnam
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The average salary for Librarian is 33% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Academic Advisor18,900,000 VND+54%
Academic Coach17,800,000 VND+45%
Academic Manager20,200,000 VND+65%
Academic Specialist15,800,000 VND+29%
Academic Staff14,200,000 VND+16%
Accompanist15,400,000 VND+26%
Achievement Coach17,400,000 VND+42%
Admissions Specialist16,400,000 VND+34%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher14,400,000 VND+17%
Anthropology Teacher14,600,000 VND+19%
Arabic Language Teacher13,600,000 VND+11%
Archeology Teacher15,500,000 VND+26%
Architecture Teacher15,800,000 VND+29%
Archivist12,800,000 VND+4%
Art Teacher13,400,000 VND+9%
Assistant School Principal18,300,000 VND+49%
Assistant Teacher12,400,000 VND+1%
Biochemistry Professor 26,000,000 VND+110%
Biology Teacher14,800,000 VND+21%
Bursary Scheme Manager17,100,000 VND+39%
Business Teacher15,700,000 VND+28%
Chemistry Teacher14,700,000 VND+20%
Child Care Coordinator14,200,000 VND+16%
Child Care Worker11,900,000 VND-3%
Clinical School Psychologist21,600,000 VND+76%
College Aide18,200,000 VND+48%
College and Career Readiness Specialist19,900,000 VND+62%
College President32,100,000 VND+160%
Communications Teacher15,300,000 VND+25%
Community Education Officer12,400,000 VND+1%
Computer Science Teacher13,400,000 VND+9%
Computer Teacher13,700,000 VND+12%
Creative Writing Trainer16,800,000 VND+37%
Credit Counselor18,300,000 VND+49%
Cultural Studies Teacher14,200,000 VND+16%
Curriculum Developer18,900,000 VND+54%
Curriculum Specialist19,500,000 VND+59%
Demonstrator12,900,000 VND+5%
Deputy Controller of Examinations16,900,000 VND+38%
Director of Learning Technology18,700,000 VND+52%
Distance Learning Coordinator16,400,000 VND+34%
Economics Lecturer24,100,000 VND+96%
Education Administrator16,200,000 VND+32%
Education Assistant Director19,500,000 VND+59%
Education Assistant Principal15,000,000 VND+22%
Education Assistant Professor20,400,000 VND+66%
Education Consultant20,400,000 VND+66%
Education Coordinator15,000,000 VND+22%
Education Counselor17,100,000 VND+39%
Education Director26,700,000 VND+120%
Education Program Specialist18,800,000 VND+53%
Education Researcher19,900,000 VND+62%
Education Resource Specialist15,700,000 VND+28%
Education Services Facilitator17,200,000 VND+40%
Educational Psychologist21,800,000 VND+78%
EFL Teacher14,500,000 VND+18%
eLearning Trainer12,800,000 VND+4%
Elementary School Teacher11,700,000 VND-5%
Engineering Lecturer23,300,000 VND+90%
Engineering Teacher19,300,000 VND+57%
English Teacher13,000,000 VND+6%
ESL Teacher14,200,000 VND+16%
Faculty Assistant18,000,000 VND+47%
Foreign Language Teacher12,900,000 VND+5%
GED Teacher12,900,000 VND+5%
Geography Teacher14,200,000 VND+16%
Head of Mathematics Department19,600,000 VND+60%
Head of School22,800,000 VND+86%
High School Teacher16,300,000 VND+33%
History Teacher14,600,000 VND+19%
Infant Teacher10,700,000 VND-13%
Instructional Assistant15,800,000 VND+29%
Instructor15,700,000 VND+28%
Kindergarten Teacher11,100,000 VND-10%
Language Instructor For Expatriate12,300,000 VND+0%
Law Teacher20,000,000 VND+63%
Learning Designer17,200,000 VND+40%
Lecturer24,000,000 VND+96%
Librarian12,300,000 VND+0%
Library Assistant9,730,000 VND-21%
Library Director16,500,000 VND+35%
Library Specialist12,800,000 VND+4%
Life Sciences Teacher13,500,000 VND+10%
Math Lecturer26,900,000 VND+120%
Mathematics Teacher16,500,000 VND+35%
Mentor15,700,000 VND+28%
Middle School Teacher15,400,000 VND+26%
Music Teacher12,900,000 VND+5%
Nursery Manager21,000,000 VND+71%
Nursery Worker9,000,000 VND-27%
Paraprofessional19,500,000 VND+59%
Physical Education Specialist15,100,000 VND+23%
Physical Education Teacher13,400,000 VND+9%
Physics Teacher 14,500,000 VND+18%
Political Science Teacher15,100,000 VND+23%
Post Doctoral Researcher23,100,000 VND+88%
Preschool Education Administrator16,600,000 VND+35%
Preschool Teacher12,300,000 VND+0%
Primary School Teacher13,600,000 VND+11%
Principal20,300,000 VND+65%
Product Specialist15,400,000 VND+26%
Professor - Accounting25,100,000 VND+100%
Professor - Architecture26,500,000 VND+120%
Professor - Biology26,500,000 VND+120%
Professor - Business Administration24,300,000 VND+98%
Professor - Chemical Engineering27,600,000 VND+120%
Professor - Chemistry28,100,000 VND+130%
Professor - Civil Engineering24,500,000 VND+100%
Professor - Communication25,100,000 VND+100%
Professor - Computer Science24,800,000 VND+100%
Professor - Dentistry26,800,000 VND+120%
Professor - Drama25,600,000 VND+110%
Professor - Economics25,800,000 VND+110%
Professor - Education26,400,000 VND+120%
Professor - Electrical Engineering28,400,000 VND+130%
Professor - English24,200,000 VND+97%
Professor - Environmental Engineering26,800,000 VND+120%
Professor - Foreign Languages25,700,000 VND+110%
Professor - Geological Sciences25,000,000 VND+100%
Professor - History26,100,000 VND+110%
Professor - Industrial Engineering24,300,000 VND+98%
Professor - Law27,300,000 VND+120%
Professor - Legal Support25,200,000 VND+110%
Professor - Liberal Arts24,700,000 VND+100%
Professor - Marketing26,200,000 VND+110%
Professor - Mathematics28,000,000 VND+130%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering28,300,000 VND+130%
Professor - Medical Administration26,800,000 VND+120%
Professor - Medicine31,200,000 VND+150%
Professor - Music24,700,000 VND+100%
Professor - Nursing23,800,000 VND+94%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences26,000,000 VND+110%
Professor - Philosophy27,200,000 VND+120%
Professor - Physical Therapy26,800,000 VND+120%
Professor - Physics28,700,000 VND+130%
Professor - Psychology24,400,000 VND+99%
Professor - Rehabilitation23,600,000 VND+92%
Professor - Social Work24,000,000 VND+96%
Professor - Sociology24,600,000 VND+100%
Professor - Special Education25,900,000 VND+110%
Psychology Teacher20,800,000 VND+70%
Public Management Assistant Professor22,500,000 VND+83%
School Counselor19,300,000 VND+57%
Science Educator14,400,000 VND+17%
Science Laboratory Assistant12,800,000 VND+4%
Science Teacher14,800,000 VND+21%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher15,400,000 VND+26%
Secondary School Teacher14,000,000 VND+14%
Special Education Teacher15,700,000 VND+28%
Special Needs Assistant12,000,000 VND-2%
Statistics Lecturer24,900,000 VND+100%
Student Accounts Coordinator14,400,000 VND+17%
Student Development Specialist16,600,000 VND+35%
Student Employment Specialist16,300,000 VND+33%
Student Services13,600,000 VND+11%
Student Support Manager17,500,000 VND+43%
Substitute Teacher12,100,000 VND-1%
Teacher12,700,000 VND+4%
Teacher Aide11,600,000 VND-5%
Teacher Trainer17,200,000 VND+40%
Training and Development Specialist17,900,000 VND+46%
Training Coordinator13,000,000 VND+6%
Tutor13,600,000 VND+11%
University Teacher25,700,000 VND+110%
Vocational Education Teacher13,700,000 VND+12%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Da Nang11,700,000 VND
Ha Noi12,400,000 VND
Hai Phong10,800,000 VND
Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh12,900,000 VND

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 Vietnam earn 8% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
16,400,000 VND
Public Sector+8%
17,800,000 VND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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