A person working as a Librarian in Zambia typically earns around 3,960 ZMK per month. Salaries range from 1,940 ZMK (lowest) to 6,180 ZMK (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 Zambia range from 1,940 ZMK per month (minimum salary) to 6,180 ZMK per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 4,040 ZMK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 4,040 ZMK while the other half are earning more than 4,040 ZMK. 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 2,690 ZMK while 75% of them are earning more than 2,690 ZMK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 5,210 ZMK while 25% are earning more than 5,210 ZMK.
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 2,300 ZMK per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,960 ZMK 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 4,080 ZMK 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 5,050 ZMK 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 5,410 ZMK 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 5,770 ZMK 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 3,250 ZMK per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 4,990 ZMK 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 Zambia earn 9% less than their female counterparts on average.
Librarian(s) in Zambia 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 Zambia 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.
88% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 12% 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 38% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||6,200 ZMK||+57%|
|Academic Coach||6,400 ZMK||+62%|
|Academic Manager||7,350 ZMK||+86%|
|Academic Specialist||5,780 ZMK||+46%|
|Academic Staff||4,720 ZMK||+19%|
|Achievement Coach||6,460 ZMK||+63%|
|Admissions Specialist||5,390 ZMK||+36%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||5,040 ZMK||+27%|
|Anthropology Teacher||5,250 ZMK||+33%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||4,810 ZMK||+21%|
|Archeology Teacher||5,160 ZMK||+30%|
|Architecture Teacher||5,850 ZMK||+48%|
|Art Teacher||4,450 ZMK||+12%|
|Assistant School Principal||6,790 ZMK||+71%|
|Assistant Teacher||4,200 ZMK||+6%|
|Biochemistry Professor||8,940 ZMK||+130%|
|Biology Teacher||5,010 ZMK||+27%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||5,900 ZMK||+49%|
|Business Teacher||5,180 ZMK||+31%|
|Chemistry Teacher||4,990 ZMK||+26%|
|Child Care Coordinator||4,850 ZMK||+22%|
|Child Care Worker||4,080 ZMK||+3%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||7,320 ZMK||+85%|
|College Aide||6,340 ZMK||+60%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||7,000 ZMK||+77%|
|College President||11,100 ZMK||+180%|
|Communications Teacher||4,970 ZMK||+26%|
|Community Education Officer||4,200 ZMK||+6%|
|Computer Science Teacher||4,570 ZMK||+15%|
|Computer Teacher||4,760 ZMK||+20%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||5,650 ZMK||+43%|
|Credit Counselor||5,900 ZMK||+49%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||4,730 ZMK||+19%|
|Curriculum Developer||6,490 ZMK||+64%|
|Curriculum Specialist||6,530 ZMK||+65%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||6,100 ZMK||+54%|
|Director of Learning Technology||6,510 ZMK||+64%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||5,390 ZMK||+36%|
|Economics Lecturer||8,210 ZMK||+110%|
|Education Administrator||5,440 ZMK||+37%|
|Education Assistant Director||6,510 ZMK||+64%|
|Education Assistant Principal||5,480 ZMK||+38%|
|Education Assistant Professor||7,340 ZMK||+85%|
|Education Consultant||7,010 ZMK||+77%|
|Education Coordinator||5,210 ZMK||+32%|
|Education Counselor||5,970 ZMK||+51%|
|Education Director||8,510 ZMK||+110%|
|Education Program Specialist||6,590 ZMK||+66%|
|Education Researcher||7,030 ZMK||+78%|
|Education Resource Specialist||5,570 ZMK||+41%|
|Education Services Facilitator||5,540 ZMK||+40%|
|Educational Psychologist||7,820 ZMK||+97%|
|EFL Teacher||5,120 ZMK||+29%|
|eLearning Trainer||4,530 ZMK||+14%|
|Elementary School Teacher||3,930 ZMK||-1%|
|Engineering Lecturer||8,100 ZMK||+100%|
|Engineering Teacher||7,050 ZMK||+78%|
|English Teacher||4,730 ZMK||+19%|
|ESL Teacher||4,920 ZMK||+24%|
|Faculty Assistant||6,490 ZMK||+64%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||4,700 ZMK||+19%|
|GED Teacher||4,360 ZMK||+10%|
|Geography Teacher||4,960 ZMK||+25%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||6,970 ZMK||+76%|
|Head of School||8,050 ZMK||+100%|
|High School Teacher||5,740 ZMK||+45%|
|History Teacher||5,190 ZMK||+31%|
|Infant Teacher||3,700 ZMK||-7%|
|Instructional Assistant||5,110 ZMK||+29%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||4,050 ZMK||+2%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||3,960 ZMK||=|
|Law Teacher||6,970 ZMK||+76%|
|Learning Designer||5,880 ZMK||+48%|
|Library Assistant||3,400 ZMK||-14%|
|Library Director||5,940 ZMK||+50%|
|Library Specialist||4,550 ZMK||+15%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||4,940 ZMK||+25%|
|Math Lecturer||9,430 ZMK||+140%|
|Mathematics Teacher||5,600 ZMK||+41%|
|Middle School Teacher||5,030 ZMK||+27%|
|Music Teacher||4,540 ZMK||+15%|
|Nursery Manager||7,170 ZMK||+81%|
|Nursery Worker||3,100 ZMK||-22%|
|Physical Education Specialist||5,410 ZMK||+37%|
|Physical Education Teacher||4,550 ZMK||+15%|
|Physics Teacher||5,120 ZMK||+29%|
|Political Science Teacher||5,020 ZMK||+27%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||8,240 ZMK||+110%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||5,820 ZMK||+47%|
|Preschool Teacher||4,120 ZMK||+4%|
|Primary School Teacher||4,330 ZMK||+9%|
|Product Specialist||5,630 ZMK||+42%|
|Professor - Accounting||9,020 ZMK||+130%|
|Professor - Architecture||9,550 ZMK||+140%|
|Professor - Biology||8,730 ZMK||+120%|
|Professor - Business Administration||8,870 ZMK||+120%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||9,170 ZMK||+130%|
|Professor - Chemistry||9,410 ZMK||+140%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||8,230 ZMK||+110%|
|Professor - Communication||8,520 ZMK||+120%|
|Professor - Computer Science||9,340 ZMK||+140%|
|Professor - Dentistry||9,190 ZMK||+130%|
|Professor - Drama||8,810 ZMK||+120%|
|Professor - Economics||8,960 ZMK||+130%|
|Professor - Education||9,210 ZMK||+130%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||9,980 ZMK||+150%|
|Professor - English||8,540 ZMK||+120%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||9,520 ZMK||+140%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||8,330 ZMK||+110%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||8,990 ZMK||+130%|
|Professor - History||8,550 ZMK||+120%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||8,850 ZMK||+120%|
|Professor - Law||10,000 ZMK||+150%|
|Professor - Legal Support||8,410 ZMK||+110%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||9,160 ZMK||+130%|
|Professor - Marketing||9,180 ZMK||+130%|
|Professor - Mathematics||9,440 ZMK||+140%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||9,620 ZMK||+140%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||9,140 ZMK||+130%|
|Professor - Medicine||10,700 ZMK||+170%|
|Professor - Music||8,550 ZMK||+120%|
|Professor - Nursing||8,290 ZMK||+110%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||9,100 ZMK||+130%|
|Professor - Philosophy||8,660 ZMK||+120%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||9,490 ZMK||+140%|
|Professor - Physics||10,200 ZMK||+160%|
|Professor - Psychology||8,740 ZMK||+120%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||8,500 ZMK||+110%|
|Professor - Social Work||7,870 ZMK||+99%|
|Professor - Sociology||8,970 ZMK||+130%|
|Professor - Special Education||8,600 ZMK||+120%|
|Psychology Teacher||7,500 ZMK||+89%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||7,770 ZMK||+96%|
|School Counselor||6,590 ZMK||+66%|
|Science Educator||4,990 ZMK||+26%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||4,460 ZMK||+13%|
|Science Teacher||5,200 ZMK||+31%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||4,970 ZMK||+26%|
|Secondary School Teacher||4,660 ZMK||+18%|
|Special Education Teacher||5,180 ZMK||+31%|
|Special Needs Assistant||4,390 ZMK||+11%|
|Statistics Lecturer||8,680 ZMK||+120%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||4,970 ZMK||+26%|
|Student Development Specialist||5,870 ZMK||+48%|
|Student Employment Specialist||5,810 ZMK||+47%|
|Student Services||4,550 ZMK||+15%|
|Student Support Manager||6,120 ZMK||+55%|
|Substitute Teacher||4,110 ZMK||+4%|
|Teacher Aide||4,090 ZMK||+3%|
|Teacher Trainer||5,810 ZMK||+47%|
|Training and Development Specialist||6,540 ZMK||+65%|
|Training Coordinator||4,300 ZMK||+9%|
|University Teacher||8,280 ZMK||+110%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||4,830 ZMK||+22%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Zambia earn 17% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.