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 salaries in Zimbabwe range from 66,100 ZWD per month (minimum salary) to 228,000 ZWD per month (maximum 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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.
|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 Zimbabwe earn 11% less than their female counterparts on average.
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.
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 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.
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.
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||222,000 ZWD||+55%|
|Academic Coach||236,000 ZWD||+64%|
|Academic Manager||272,000 ZWD||+89%|
|Academic Specialist||194,000 ZWD||+35%|
|Academic Staff||175,000 ZWD||+22%|
|Achievement Coach||217,000 ZWD||+51%|
|Admissions Specialist||203,000 ZWD||+41%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||173,000 ZWD||+20%|
|Anthropology Teacher||188,000 ZWD||+31%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||174,000 ZWD||+21%|
|Archeology Teacher||185,000 ZWD||+29%|
|Architecture Teacher||210,000 ZWD||+46%|
|Art Teacher||176,000 ZWD||+23%|
|Assistant School Principal||244,000 ZWD||+70%|
|Assistant Teacher||159,000 ZWD||+11%|
|Biochemistry Professor||322,000 ZWD||+120%|
|Biology Teacher||180,000 ZWD||+25%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||213,000 ZWD||+48%|
|Business Teacher||198,000 ZWD||+38%|
|Chemistry Teacher||180,000 ZWD||+25%|
|Child Care Coordinator||175,000 ZWD||+22%|
|Child Care Worker||147,000 ZWD||+2%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||268,000 ZWD||+87%|
|College Aide||233,000 ZWD||+62%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||233,000 ZWD||+62%|
|College President||401,000 ZWD||+180%|
|Communications Teacher||183,000 ZWD||+27%|
|Community Education Officer||151,000 ZWD||+5%|
|Computer Science Teacher||170,000 ZWD||+18%|
|Computer Teacher||172,000 ZWD||+20%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||217,000 ZWD||+51%|
|Credit Counselor||225,000 ZWD||+57%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||181,000 ZWD||+26%|
|Curriculum Developer||230,000 ZWD||+60%|
|Curriculum Specialist||227,000 ZWD||+58%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||225,000 ZWD||+57%|
|Director of Learning Technology||239,000 ZWD||+66%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||193,000 ZWD||+34%|
|Economics Lecturer||322,000 ZWD||+120%|
|Education Administrator||199,000 ZWD||+39%|
|Education Assistant Director||234,000 ZWD||+63%|
|Education Assistant Principal||196,000 ZWD||+36%|
|Education Assistant Professor||249,000 ZWD||+73%|
|Education Consultant||261,000 ZWD||+82%|
|Education Coordinator||185,000 ZWD||+29%|
|Education Counselor||212,000 ZWD||+48%|
|Education Director||335,000 ZWD||+130%|
|Education Program Specialist||238,000 ZWD||+66%|
|Education Researcher||254,000 ZWD||+77%|
|Education Resource Specialist||202,000 ZWD||+41%|
|Education Services Facilitator||201,000 ZWD||+40%|
|Educational Psychologist||284,000 ZWD||+98%|
|EFL Teacher||182,000 ZWD||+27%|
|eLearning Trainer||159,000 ZWD||+11%|
|Elementary School Teacher||144,000 ZWD||+0%|
|Engineering Lecturer||297,000 ZWD||+110%|
|Engineering Teacher||261,000 ZWD||+82%|
|English Teacher||175,000 ZWD||+22%|
|ESL Teacher||181,000 ZWD||+26%|
|Faculty Assistant||221,000 ZWD||+54%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||163,000 ZWD||+13%|
|GED Teacher||170,000 ZWD||+18%|
|Geography Teacher||179,000 ZWD||+25%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||244,000 ZWD||+70%|
|Head of School||292,000 ZWD||+100%|
|High School Teacher||201,000 ZWD||+40%|
|History Teacher||188,000 ZWD||+31%|
|Infant Teacher||134,000 ZWD||-7%|
|Instructional Assistant||189,000 ZWD||+32%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||143,000 ZWD||-0%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||144,000 ZWD||+0%|
|Law Teacher||247,000 ZWD||+72%|
|Learning Designer||215,000 ZWD||+50%|
|Library Assistant||125,000 ZWD||-13%|
|Library Director||219,000 ZWD||+52%|
|Library Specialist||162,000 ZWD||+13%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||177,000 ZWD||+23%|
|Math Lecturer||330,000 ZWD||+130%|
|Mathematics Teacher||205,000 ZWD||+43%|
|Middle School Teacher||186,000 ZWD||+29%|
|Music Teacher||173,000 ZWD||+20%|
|Nursery Manager||272,000 ZWD||+89%|
|Nursery Worker||106,000 ZWD||-26%|
|Physical Education Specialist||193,000 ZWD||+34%|
|Physical Education Teacher||169,000 ZWD||+18%|
|Physics Teacher||189,000 ZWD||+32%|
|Political Science Teacher||199,000 ZWD||+39%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||280,000 ZWD||+95%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||210,000 ZWD||+46%|
|Preschool Teacher||155,000 ZWD||+8%|
|Primary School Teacher||170,000 ZWD||+18%|
|Product Specialist||198,000 ZWD||+38%|
|Professor - Accounting||327,000 ZWD||+130%|
|Professor - Architecture||314,000 ZWD||+120%|
|Professor - Biology||317,000 ZWD||+120%|
|Professor - Business Administration||323,000 ZWD||+120%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||334,000 ZWD||+130%|
|Professor - Chemistry||343,000 ZWD||+140%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||301,000 ZWD||+110%|
|Professor - Communication||311,000 ZWD||+120%|
|Professor - Computer Science||309,000 ZWD||+120%|
|Professor - Dentistry||337,000 ZWD||+130%|
|Professor - Drama||323,000 ZWD||+120%|
|Professor - Economics||329,000 ZWD||+130%|
|Professor - Education||338,000 ZWD||+140%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||332,000 ZWD||+130%|
|Professor - English||314,000 ZWD||+120%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||317,000 ZWD||+120%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||307,000 ZWD||+110%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||332,000 ZWD||+130%|
|Professor - History||316,000 ZWD||+120%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||327,000 ZWD||+130%|
|Professor - Law||335,000 ZWD||+130%|
|Professor - Legal Support||312,000 ZWD||+120%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||307,000 ZWD||+110%|
|Professor - Marketing||326,000 ZWD||+130%|
|Professor - Mathematics||351,000 ZWD||+140%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||358,000 ZWD||+150%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||341,000 ZWD||+140%|
|Professor - Medicine||400,000 ZWD||+180%|
|Professor - Music||289,000 ZWD||+100%|
|Professor - Nursing||310,000 ZWD||+120%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||308,000 ZWD||+110%|
|Professor - Philosophy||324,000 ZWD||+130%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||355,000 ZWD||+150%|
|Professor - Physics||346,000 ZWD||+140%|
|Professor - Psychology||328,000 ZWD||+130%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||289,000 ZWD||+100%|
|Professor - Social Work||296,000 ZWD||+110%|
|Professor - Sociology||305,000 ZWD||+110%|
|Professor - Special Education||325,000 ZWD||+130%|
|Psychology Teacher||277,000 ZWD||+93%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||276,000 ZWD||+92%|
|School Counselor||237,000 ZWD||+65%|
|Science Educator||180,000 ZWD||+25%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||161,000 ZWD||+12%|
|Science Teacher||188,000 ZWD||+31%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||180,000 ZWD||+25%|
|Secondary School Teacher||176,000 ZWD||+23%|
|Special Education Teacher||188,000 ZWD||+31%|
|Special Needs Assistant||152,000 ZWD||+6%|
|Statistics Lecturer||303,000 ZWD||+110%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||177,000 ZWD||+23%|
|Student Development Specialist||209,000 ZWD||+45%|
|Student Employment Specialist||207,000 ZWD||+44%|
|Student Services||166,000 ZWD||+16%|
|Student Support Manager||218,000 ZWD||+52%|
|Substitute Teacher||150,000 ZWD||+4%|
|Teacher Aide||136,000 ZWD||-5%|
|Teacher Trainer||216,000 ZWD||+50%|
|Training and Development Specialist||234,000 ZWD||+63%|
|Training Coordinator||170,000 ZWD||+18%|
|University Teacher||300,000 ZWD||+110%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||178,000 ZWD||+24%|
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.