A person working as a Librarian in Botswana typically earns around 8,110 BWP per month. Salaries range from 4,220 BWP (lowest) to 12,400 BWP (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 Botswana range from 4,220 BWP per month (minimum salary) to 12,400 BWP per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 7,780 BWP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 7,780 BWP while the other half are earning more than 7,780 BWP. 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 5,400 BWP while 75% of them are earning more than 5,400 BWP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 9,690 BWP while 25% are earning more than 9,690 BWP.
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 4,790 BWP per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,430 BWP 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 8,350 BWP per month, 30% 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 10,100 BWP per month, 21% 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 11,100 BWP 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 11,600 BWP per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|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 6,020 BWP per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 10,800 BWP per month, 80% 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 Botswana earn 9% less than their female counterparts on average.
Librarian(s) in Botswana 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 Botswana for the year 2020. 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.
90% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 10% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% 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 35% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||12,600 BWP||+55%|
|Academic Coach||12,400 BWP||+53%|
|Academic Manager||13,900 BWP||+71%|
|Academic Specialist||10,800 BWP||+33%|
|Academic Staff||9,590 BWP||+18%|
|Achievement Coach||12,900 BWP||+59%|
|Admissions Specialist||11,000 BWP||+36%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||9,740 BWP||+20%|
|Anthropology Teacher||9,820 BWP||+21%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||9,020 BWP||+11%|
|Archeology Teacher||10,100 BWP||+25%|
|Architecture Teacher||11,300 BWP||+39%|
|Art Teacher||8,810 BWP||+9%|
|Assistant School Principal||13,100 BWP||+62%|
|Assistant Teacher||8,810 BWP||+9%|
|Biochemistry Professor||18,000 BWP||+120%|
|Biology Teacher||10,500 BWP||+30%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||11,900 BWP||+47%|
|Business Teacher||10,200 BWP||+26%|
|Chemistry Teacher||9,350 BWP||+15%|
|Child Care Coordinator||9,910 BWP||+22%|
|Child Care Worker||8,220 BWP||+1%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||14,800 BWP||+83%|
|College Aide||11,900 BWP||+47%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||13,000 BWP||+60%|
|College President||22,100 BWP||+170%|
|Communications Teacher||9,780 BWP||+21%|
|Community Education Officer||8,810 BWP||+9%|
|Computer Science Teacher||9,700 BWP||+20%|
|Computer Teacher||9,320 BWP||+15%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||11,600 BWP||+43%|
|Credit Counselor||12,100 BWP||+49%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||9,970 BWP||+23%|
|Curriculum Developer||13,500 BWP||+67%|
|Curriculum Specialist||12,300 BWP||+52%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||11,800 BWP||+46%|
|Director of Learning Technology||13,700 BWP||+69%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||11,000 BWP||+36%|
|Economics Lecturer||17,400 BWP||+110%|
|Education Administrator||11,200 BWP||+38%|
|Education Assistant Director||12,700 BWP||+57%|
|Education Assistant Principal||11,000 BWP||+36%|
|Education Assistant Professor||13,700 BWP||+69%|
|Education Consultant||14,600 BWP||+80%|
|Education Coordinator||10,600 BWP||+31%|
|Education Counselor||12,000 BWP||+48%|
|Education Director||16,800 BWP||+110%|
|Education Program Specialist||12,700 BWP||+57%|
|Education Researcher||14,800 BWP||+83%|
|Education Resource Specialist||10,500 BWP||+30%|
|Education Services Facilitator||11,300 BWP||+39%|
|Educational Psychologist||15,800 BWP||+95%|
|EFL Teacher||9,980 BWP||+23%|
|eLearning Trainer||9,170 BWP||+13%|
|Elementary School Teacher||8,070 BWP||-0%|
|Engineering Lecturer||17,100 BWP||+110%|
|Engineering Teacher||13,300 BWP||+64%|
|English Teacher||8,910 BWP||+10%|
|ESL Teacher||10,400 BWP||+28%|
|Faculty Assistant||12,100 BWP||+49%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||9,100 BWP||+12%|
|GED Teacher||8,590 BWP||+6%|
|Geography Teacher||9,590 BWP||+18%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||13,900 BWP||+71%|
|Head of School||16,900 BWP||+110%|
|High School Teacher||10,700 BWP||+32%|
|History Teacher||9,740 BWP||+20%|
|Infant Teacher||7,350 BWP||-9%|
|Instructional Assistant||10,100 BWP||+25%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||7,640 BWP||-6%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||8,110 BWP||+0%|
|Law Teacher||14,200 BWP||+75%|
|Learning Designer||11,600 BWP||+43%|
|Library Assistant||6,390 BWP||-21%|
|Library Director||11,500 BWP||+42%|
|Library Specialist||8,760 BWP||+8%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||9,930 BWP||+23%|
|Math Lecturer||17,500 BWP||+120%|
|Mathematics Teacher||11,300 BWP||+39%|
|Middle School Teacher||10,700 BWP||+32%|
|Music Teacher||9,550 BWP||+18%|
|Nursery Manager||14,700 BWP||+81%|
|Nursery Worker||6,240 BWP||-23%|
|Physical Education Specialist||11,300 BWP||+39%|
|Physical Education Teacher||8,840 BWP||+9%|
|Physics Teacher||10,400 BWP||+28%|
|Political Science Teacher||9,940 BWP||+23%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||15,900 BWP||+96%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||11,200 BWP||+38%|
|Preschool Teacher||8,040 BWP||-1%|
|Primary School Teacher||8,560 BWP||+6%|
|Product Specialist||10,600 BWP||+31%|
|Professor - Accounting||18,200 BWP||+120%|
|Professor - Architecture||19,000 BWP||+130%|
|Professor - Biology||17,100 BWP||+110%|
|Professor - Business Administration||17,200 BWP||+110%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||19,300 BWP||+140%|
|Professor - Chemistry||17,700 BWP||+120%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||16,900 BWP||+110%|
|Professor - Communication||17,200 BWP||+110%|
|Professor - Computer Science||18,600 BWP||+130%|
|Professor - Dentistry||18,100 BWP||+120%|
|Professor - Drama||17,100 BWP||+110%|
|Professor - Economics||18,900 BWP||+130%|
|Professor - Education||17,300 BWP||+110%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||18,600 BWP||+130%|
|Professor - English||17,300 BWP||+110%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||19,000 BWP||+130%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||16,400 BWP||+100%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||17,500 BWP||+120%|
|Professor - History||18,100 BWP||+120%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||16,700 BWP||+110%|
|Professor - Law||18,600 BWP||+130%|
|Professor - Legal Support||17,100 BWP||+110%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||18,300 BWP||+130%|
|Professor - Marketing||18,400 BWP||+130%|
|Professor - Mathematics||18,600 BWP||+130%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||18,700 BWP||+130%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||19,400 BWP||+140%|
|Professor - Medicine||22,400 BWP||+180%|
|Professor - Music||16,000 BWP||+97%|
|Professor - Nursing||16,900 BWP||+110%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||18,200 BWP||+120%|
|Professor - Philosophy||17,100 BWP||+110%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||18,500 BWP||+130%|
|Professor - Physics||19,600 BWP||+140%|
|Professor - Psychology||18,300 BWP||+130%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||15,900 BWP||+96%|
|Professor - Social Work||16,000 BWP||+97%|
|Professor - Sociology||18,000 BWP||+120%|
|Professor - Special Education||17,000 BWP||+110%|
|Psychology Teacher||14,600 BWP||+80%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||14,500 BWP||+79%|
|School Counselor||13,500 BWP||+67%|
|Science Educator||9,900 BWP||+22%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||8,740 BWP||+8%|
|Science Teacher||10,000 BWP||+23%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||10,200 BWP||+26%|
|Secondary School Teacher||9,230 BWP||+14%|
|Special Education Teacher||10,200 BWP||+26%|
|Special Needs Assistant||8,500 BWP||+5%|
|Statistics Lecturer||16,300 BWP||+100%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||9,280 BWP||+14%|
|Student Development Specialist||11,500 BWP||+42%|
|Student Employment Specialist||11,200 BWP||+38%|
|Student Services||8,560 BWP||+6%|
|Student Support Manager||12,300 BWP||+52%|
|Substitute Teacher||8,300 BWP||+2%|
|Teacher Aide||7,600 BWP||-6%|
|Teacher Trainer||11,500 BWP||+42%|
|Training and Development Specialist||13,100 BWP||+62%|
|Training Coordinator||8,520 BWP||+5%|
|University Teacher||16,900 BWP||+110%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||9,770 BWP||+21%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Botswana earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.