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Librarian Average Salary in Zimbabwe 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Zimbabwe?

Average Monthly Salary
144,000 ZWD
( 1,720,000 ZWD yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Zimbabwe typically earns around 144,000 ZWD per month. Salaries range from 66,100 ZWD (lowest) to 228,000 ZWD (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 Zimbabwe

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Zimbabwe range from 66,100 ZWD per month (minimum salary) to 228,000 ZWD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 155,000 ZWD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 155,000 ZWD while the other half are earning more than 155,000 ZWD. 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 99,600 ZWD while 75% of them are earning more than 99,600 ZWD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 207,000 ZWD while 25% are earning more than 207,000 ZWD.

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 75,000 ZWD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 100,000 ZWD 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 148,000 ZWD 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 181,000 ZWD 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 197,000 ZWD 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 213,000 ZWD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Zimbabwe

0 - 2 Years
75,000 ZWD
2 - 5 Years+34%
100,000 ZWD
5 - 10 Years+48%
148,000 ZWD
10 - 15 Years+22%
181,000 ZWD
15 - 20 Years+9%
197,000 ZWD
20+ Years+8%
213,000 ZWD
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 87,200 ZWD per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 168,000 ZWD per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Zimbabwe

Certificate or Diploma
87,200 ZWD
Bachelor's Degree+93%
168,000 ZWD
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 Zimbabwe earn 11% less than their female counterparts on average.

135,000 ZWD
152,000 ZWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Zimbabwe for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Zimbabwe

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


Librarian(s) in Zimbabwe 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.

Zimbabwe / 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 Zimbabwe is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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

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

85% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 15% 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 Zimbabwe

830 ZWD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Zimbabwe is 830 ZWD. This means that the average Librarian in Zimbabwe earns approximately 830 ZWD 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 38% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.

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Academic Manager272,000 ZWD+89%
Academic Specialist194,000 ZWD+35%
Academic Staff175,000 ZWD+22%
Accompanist186,000 ZWD+29%
Achievement Coach217,000 ZWD+51%
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Agricultural Sciences Teacher173,000 ZWD+20%
Anthropology Teacher188,000 ZWD+31%
Arabic Language Teacher174,000 ZWD+21%
Archeology Teacher185,000 ZWD+29%
Architecture Teacher210,000 ZWD+46%
Archivist161,000 ZWD+12%
Art Teacher176,000 ZWD+23%
Assistant School Principal244,000 ZWD+70%
Assistant Teacher159,000 ZWD+11%
Biochemistry Professor 322,000 ZWD+120%
Biology Teacher180,000 ZWD+25%
Bursary Scheme Manager213,000 ZWD+48%
Business Teacher198,000 ZWD+38%
Chemistry Teacher180,000 ZWD+25%
Child Care Coordinator175,000 ZWD+22%
Child Care Worker147,000 ZWD+2%
Clinical School Psychologist268,000 ZWD+87%
College Aide233,000 ZWD+62%
College and Career Readiness Specialist233,000 ZWD+62%
College President401,000 ZWD+180%
Communications Teacher183,000 ZWD+27%
Community Education Officer151,000 ZWD+5%
Computer Science Teacher170,000 ZWD+18%
Computer Teacher172,000 ZWD+20%
Creative Writing Trainer217,000 ZWD+51%
Credit Counselor225,000 ZWD+57%
Cultural Studies Teacher181,000 ZWD+26%
Curriculum Developer230,000 ZWD+60%
Curriculum Specialist227,000 ZWD+58%
Demonstrator162,000 ZWD+13%
Deputy Controller of Examinations225,000 ZWD+57%
Director of Learning Technology239,000 ZWD+66%
Distance Learning Coordinator193,000 ZWD+34%
Economics Lecturer322,000 ZWD+120%
Education Administrator199,000 ZWD+39%
Education Assistant Director234,000 ZWD+63%
Education Assistant Principal196,000 ZWD+36%
Education Assistant Professor249,000 ZWD+73%
Education Consultant261,000 ZWD+82%
Education Coordinator185,000 ZWD+29%
Education Counselor212,000 ZWD+48%
Education Director335,000 ZWD+130%
Education Program Specialist238,000 ZWD+66%
Education Researcher254,000 ZWD+77%
Education Resource Specialist202,000 ZWD+41%
Education Services Facilitator201,000 ZWD+40%
Educational Psychologist284,000 ZWD+98%
EFL Teacher182,000 ZWD+27%
eLearning Trainer159,000 ZWD+11%
Elementary School Teacher144,000 ZWD+0%
Engineering Lecturer297,000 ZWD+110%
Engineering Teacher261,000 ZWD+82%
English Teacher175,000 ZWD+22%
ESL Teacher181,000 ZWD+26%
Faculty Assistant221,000 ZWD+54%
Foreign Language Teacher163,000 ZWD+13%
GED Teacher170,000 ZWD+18%
Geography Teacher179,000 ZWD+25%
Head of Mathematics Department244,000 ZWD+70%
Head of School292,000 ZWD+100%
High School Teacher201,000 ZWD+40%
History Teacher188,000 ZWD+31%
Infant Teacher134,000 ZWD-7%
Instructional Assistant189,000 ZWD+32%
Instructor205,000 ZWD+43%
Kindergarten Teacher143,000 ZWD-0%
Language Instructor For Expatriate144,000 ZWD+0%
Law Teacher247,000 ZWD+72%
Learning Designer215,000 ZWD+50%
Lecturer305,000 ZWD+110%
Librarian144,000 ZWD+0%
Library Assistant125,000 ZWD-13%
Library Director219,000 ZWD+52%
Library Specialist162,000 ZWD+13%
Life Sciences Teacher177,000 ZWD+23%
Math Lecturer330,000 ZWD+130%
Mathematics Teacher205,000 ZWD+43%
Mentor193,000 ZWD+34%
Middle School Teacher186,000 ZWD+29%
Music Teacher173,000 ZWD+20%
Nursery Manager272,000 ZWD+89%
Nursery Worker106,000 ZWD-26%
Paraprofessional244,000 ZWD+70%
Physical Education Specialist193,000 ZWD+34%
Physical Education Teacher169,000 ZWD+18%
Physics Teacher 189,000 ZWD+32%
Political Science Teacher199,000 ZWD+39%
Post Doctoral Researcher280,000 ZWD+95%
Preschool Education Administrator210,000 ZWD+46%
Preschool Teacher155,000 ZWD+8%
Primary School Teacher170,000 ZWD+18%
Principal264,000 ZWD+84%
Product Specialist198,000 ZWD+38%
Professor - Accounting327,000 ZWD+130%
Professor - Architecture314,000 ZWD+120%
Professor - Biology317,000 ZWD+120%
Professor - Business Administration323,000 ZWD+120%
Professor - Chemical Engineering334,000 ZWD+130%
Professor - Chemistry343,000 ZWD+140%
Professor - Civil Engineering301,000 ZWD+110%
Professor - Communication311,000 ZWD+120%
Professor - Computer Science309,000 ZWD+120%
Professor - Dentistry337,000 ZWD+130%
Professor - Drama323,000 ZWD+120%
Professor - Economics329,000 ZWD+130%
Professor - Education338,000 ZWD+140%
Professor - Electrical Engineering332,000 ZWD+130%
Professor - English314,000 ZWD+120%
Professor - Environmental Engineering317,000 ZWD+120%
Professor - Foreign Languages307,000 ZWD+110%
Professor - Geological Sciences332,000 ZWD+130%
Professor - History316,000 ZWD+120%
Professor - Industrial Engineering327,000 ZWD+130%
Professor - Law335,000 ZWD+130%
Professor - Legal Support312,000 ZWD+120%
Professor - Liberal Arts307,000 ZWD+110%
Professor - Marketing326,000 ZWD+130%
Professor - Mathematics351,000 ZWD+140%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering358,000 ZWD+150%
Professor - Medical Administration341,000 ZWD+140%
Professor - Medicine400,000 ZWD+180%
Professor - Music289,000 ZWD+100%
Professor - Nursing310,000 ZWD+120%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences308,000 ZWD+110%
Professor - Philosophy324,000 ZWD+130%
Professor - Physical Therapy355,000 ZWD+150%
Professor - Physics346,000 ZWD+140%
Professor - Psychology328,000 ZWD+130%
Professor - Rehabilitation289,000 ZWD+100%
Professor - Social Work296,000 ZWD+110%
Professor - Sociology305,000 ZWD+110%
Professor - Special Education325,000 ZWD+130%
Psychology Teacher277,000 ZWD+93%
Public Management Assistant Professor276,000 ZWD+92%
School Counselor237,000 ZWD+65%
Science Educator180,000 ZWD+25%
Science Laboratory Assistant161,000 ZWD+12%
Science Teacher188,000 ZWD+31%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher180,000 ZWD+25%
Secondary School Teacher176,000 ZWD+23%
Special Education Teacher188,000 ZWD+31%
Special Needs Assistant152,000 ZWD+6%
Statistics Lecturer303,000 ZWD+110%
Student Accounts Coordinator177,000 ZWD+23%
Student Development Specialist209,000 ZWD+45%
Student Employment Specialist207,000 ZWD+44%
Student Services166,000 ZWD+16%
Student Support Manager218,000 ZWD+52%
Substitute Teacher150,000 ZWD+4%
Teacher165,000 ZWD+15%
Teacher Aide136,000 ZWD-5%
Teacher Trainer216,000 ZWD+50%
Training and Development Specialist234,000 ZWD+63%
Training Coordinator170,000 ZWD+18%
Tutor169,000 ZWD+18%
University Teacher300,000 ZWD+110%
Vocational Education Teacher178,000 ZWD+24%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bulawayo152,000 ZWD
Harare158,000 ZWD

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 Zimbabwe earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
193,000 ZWD
Public Sector+25%
241,000 ZWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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