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Librarian Average Salary in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Average Monthly Salary
1,580 BAM
( 19,000 BAM yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Bosnia and Herzegovina typically earns around 1,580 BAM per month. Salaries range from 730 BAM (lowest) to 2,510 BAM (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 Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Bosnia and Herzegovina range from 730 BAM per month (minimum salary) to 2,510 BAM per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,710 BAM per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 1,710 BAM while the other half are earning more than 1,710 BAM. 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 1,100 BAM while 75% of them are earning more than 1,100 BAM. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 2,280 BAM while 25% are earning more than 2,280 BAM.

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 830 BAM per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,100 BAM 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 1,630 BAM 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 1,990 BAM 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 2,160 BAM 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 2,340 BAM per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Bosnia and Herzegovina

0 - 2 Years
830 BAM
2 - 5 Years+34%
1,100 BAM
5 - 10 Years+48%
1,630 BAM
10 - 15 Years+22%
1,990 BAM
15 - 20 Years+9%
2,160 BAM
20+ Years+8%
2,340 BAM
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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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 960 BAM per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 1,850 BAM per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Certificate or Diploma
960 BAM
Bachelor's Degree+93%
1,850 BAM
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 Bosnia and Herzegovina earn 10% less than their female counterparts on average.

1,500 BAM
1,660 BAM
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bosnia and Herzegovina for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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


Librarian(s) in Bosnia and Herzegovina 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.

Bosnia and Herzegovina / 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

84% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 16% 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina

9 BAM per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bosnia and Herzegovina is 9 BAM. This means that the average Librarian in Bosnia and Herzegovina earns approximately 9 BAM 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina
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The average salary for Librarian is 35% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor2,500 BAM+58%
Academic Coach2,380 BAM+51%
Academic Manager2,930 BAM+85%
Academic Specialist2,050 BAM+30%
Academic Staff1,830 BAM+16%
Accompanist2,040 BAM+29%
Achievement Coach2,460 BAM+56%
Admissions Specialist2,070 BAM+31%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher1,810 BAM+15%
Anthropology Teacher1,940 BAM+23%
Arabic Language Teacher1,760 BAM+11%
Archeology Teacher1,990 BAM+26%
Architecture Teacher2,220 BAM+41%
Archivist1,690 BAM+7%
Art Teacher1,740 BAM+10%
Assistant School Principal2,580 BAM+63%
Assistant Teacher1,650 BAM+4%
Biochemistry Professor 3,530 BAM+120%
Biology Teacher2,070 BAM+31%
Bursary Scheme Manager2,330 BAM+47%
Business Teacher2,070 BAM+31%
Chemistry Teacher1,840 BAM+16%
Child Care Coordinator1,950 BAM+23%
Child Care Worker1,610 BAM+2%
Clinical School Psychologist2,860 BAM+81%
College Aide2,540 BAM+61%
College and Career Readiness Specialist2,500 BAM+58%
College President4,320 BAM+170%
Communications Teacher2,070 BAM+31%
Community Education Officer1,730 BAM+9%
Computer Science Teacher1,840 BAM+16%
Computer Teacher1,820 BAM+15%
Creative Writing Trainer2,360 BAM+49%
Credit Counselor2,480 BAM+57%
Cultural Studies Teacher1,840 BAM+16%
Curriculum Developer2,450 BAM+55%
Curriculum Specialist2,500 BAM+58%
Demonstrator1,670 BAM+6%
Deputy Controller of Examinations2,270 BAM+44%
Director of Learning Technology2,650 BAM+68%
Distance Learning Coordinator2,170 BAM+37%
Economics Lecturer3,480 BAM+120%
Education Administrator2,160 BAM+37%
Education Assistant Director2,510 BAM+59%
Education Assistant Principal2,170 BAM+37%
Education Assistant Professor2,850 BAM+80%
Education Consultant2,780 BAM+76%
Education Coordinator2,110 BAM+34%
Education Counselor2,380 BAM+51%
Education Director3,350 BAM+110%
Education Program Specialist2,490 BAM+58%
Education Researcher2,890 BAM+83%
Education Resource Specialist2,040 BAM+29%
Education Services Facilitator2,210 BAM+40%
Educational Psychologist3,070 BAM+94%
EFL Teacher1,980 BAM+25%
eLearning Trainer1,850 BAM+17%
Elementary School Teacher1,560 BAM-1%
Engineering Lecturer3,300 BAM+110%
Engineering Teacher2,810 BAM+78%
English Teacher1,880 BAM+19%
ESL Teacher2,000 BAM+27%
Faculty Assistant2,520 BAM+59%
Foreign Language Teacher1,860 BAM+18%
GED Teacher1,720 BAM+9%
Geography Teacher1,870 BAM+18%
Head of Mathematics Department2,540 BAM+61%
Head of School3,310 BAM+110%
High School Teacher2,160 BAM+37%
History Teacher1,900 BAM+20%
Infant Teacher1,440 BAM-9%
Instructional Assistant2,130 BAM+35%
Instructor2,210 BAM+40%
Kindergarten Teacher1,540 BAM-3%
Language Instructor For Expatriate1,580 BAM=
Law Teacher2,820 BAM+78%
Learning Designer2,230 BAM+41%
Lecturer3,470 BAM+120%
Librarian1,580 BAM=
Library Assistant1,360 BAM-14%
Library Director2,210 BAM+40%
Library Specialist1,740 BAM+10%
Life Sciences Teacher1,960 BAM+24%
Math Lecturer3,550 BAM+120%
Mathematics Teacher2,190 BAM+39%
Mentor2,150 BAM+36%
Middle School Teacher2,040 BAM+29%
Music Teacher1,770 BAM+12%
Nursery Manager3,020 BAM+91%
Nursery Worker1,160 BAM-27%
Paraprofessional2,600 BAM+65%
Physical Education Specialist2,030 BAM+28%
Physical Education Teacher1,680 BAM+6%
Physics Teacher 1,990 BAM+26%
Political Science Teacher1,960 BAM+24%
Post Doctoral Researcher2,990 BAM+89%
Preschool Education Administrator2,200 BAM+39%
Preschool Teacher1,670 BAM+6%
Primary School Teacher1,700 BAM+8%
Principal2,930 BAM+85%
Product Specialist2,130 BAM+35%
Professor - Accounting3,540 BAM+120%
Professor - Architecture3,700 BAM+130%
Professor - Biology3,320 BAM+110%
Professor - Business Administration3,330 BAM+110%
Professor - Chemical Engineering3,750 BAM+140%
Professor - Chemistry3,790 BAM+140%
Professor - Civil Engineering3,270 BAM+110%
Professor - Communication3,330 BAM+110%
Professor - Computer Science3,600 BAM+130%
Professor - Dentistry3,480 BAM+120%
Professor - Drama3,290 BAM+110%
Professor - Economics3,650 BAM+130%
Professor - Education3,690 BAM+130%
Professor - Electrical Engineering3,570 BAM+130%
Professor - English3,320 BAM+110%
Professor - Environmental Engineering3,650 BAM+130%
Professor - Foreign Languages3,470 BAM+120%
Professor - Geological Sciences3,340 BAM+110%
Professor - History3,460 BAM+120%
Professor - Industrial Engineering3,530 BAM+120%
Professor - Law3,550 BAM+120%
Professor - Legal Support3,260 BAM+110%
Professor - Liberal Arts3,490 BAM+120%
Professor - Marketing3,660 BAM+130%
Professor - Mathematics3,920 BAM+150%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering3,560 BAM+130%
Professor - Medical Administration3,680 BAM+130%
Professor - Medicine4,260 BAM+170%
Professor - Music3,340 BAM+110%
Professor - Nursing3,190 BAM+100%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences3,450 BAM+120%
Professor - Philosophy3,580 BAM+130%
Professor - Physical Therapy3,860 BAM+140%
Professor - Physics3,700 BAM+130%
Professor - Psychology3,450 BAM+120%
Professor - Rehabilitation3,300 BAM+110%
Professor - Social Work3,010 BAM+91%
Professor - Sociology3,390 BAM+110%
Professor - Special Education3,540 BAM+120%
Psychology Teacher2,790 BAM+77%
Public Management Assistant Professor2,890 BAM+83%
School Counselor2,640 BAM+67%
Science Educator1,940 BAM+23%
Science Laboratory Assistant1,710 BAM+8%
Science Teacher1,960 BAM+24%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher1,980 BAM+25%
Secondary School Teacher1,920 BAM+22%
Special Education Teacher1,970 BAM+25%
Special Needs Assistant1,730 BAM+9%
Statistics Lecturer3,310 BAM+110%
Student Accounts Coordinator1,850 BAM+17%
Student Development Specialist2,270 BAM+44%
Student Employment Specialist2,210 BAM+40%
Student Services1,830 BAM+16%
Student Support Manager2,440 BAM+54%
Substitute Teacher1,610 BAM+2%
Teacher1,830 BAM+16%
Teacher Aide1,460 BAM-8%
Teacher Trainer2,410 BAM+53%
Training and Development Specialist2,590 BAM+64%
Training Coordinator1,680 BAM+6%
Tutor1,820 BAM+15%
University Teacher3,300 BAM+110%
Vocational Education Teacher1,880 BAM+19%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Banja Luka1,670 BAM
Medjugorje1,410 BAM
Mostar1,450 BAM
Sarajevo1,700 BAM
Tuzla1,640 BAM
Zenica1,540 BAM

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 Bosnia and Herzegovina earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
2,050 BAM
Public Sector+25%
2,550 BAM
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