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Librarian Average Salary in Bulgaria 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Bulgaria?

Average Monthly Salary
2,330 BGN
( 27,900 BGN yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Bulgaria typically earns around 2,330 BGN per month. Salaries range from 1,070 BGN (lowest) to 3,700 BGN (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 Bulgaria

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Bulgaria range from 1,070 BGN per month (minimum salary) to 3,700 BGN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,510 BGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 2,510 BGN while the other half are earning more than 2,510 BGN. 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 1,610 BGN while 75% of them are earning more than 1,610 BGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 3,350 BGN while 25% are earning more than 3,350 BGN.

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 1,220 BGN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,620 BGN per month, 33% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 2,400 BGN 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 2,920 BGN 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 3,190 BGN 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 3,450 BGN per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Bulgaria

0 - 2 Years
1,220 BGN
2 - 5 Years+33%
1,620 BGN
5 - 10 Years+48%
2,400 BGN
10 - 15 Years+22%
2,920 BGN
15 - 20 Years+9%
3,190 BGN
20+ Years+8%
3,450 BGN
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 1,410 BGN per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 2,730 BGN per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Bulgaria

Certificate or Diploma
1,410 BGN
Bachelor's Degree+93%
2,730 BGN
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 Bulgaria earn 8% less than their female counterparts on average.

2,230 BGN
2,420 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bulgaria for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bulgaria

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


Librarian(s) in Bulgaria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 21 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 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.

Bulgaria / 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 Bulgaria is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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

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

69% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% 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 Bulgaria

13 BGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bulgaria is 13 BGN. This means that the average Librarian in Bulgaria earns approximately 13 BGN 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 34% 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 Advisor3,380 BGN+45%
Academic Coach3,530 BGN+52%
Academic Manager3,980 BGN+71%
Academic Specialist3,110 BGN+34%
Academic Staff2,780 BGN+20%
Accompanist3,040 BGN+31%
Achievement Coach3,410 BGN+47%
Admissions Specialist3,090 BGN+33%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher2,620 BGN+13%
Anthropology Teacher2,890 BGN+24%
Arabic Language Teacher2,580 BGN+11%
Archeology Teacher2,740 BGN+18%
Architecture Teacher3,080 BGN+32%
Archivist2,290 BGN-2%
Art Teacher2,630 BGN+13%
Assistant School Principal3,570 BGN+53%
Assistant Teacher2,300 BGN-1%
Biochemistry Professor 5,010 BGN+120%
Biology Teacher2,880 BGN+24%
Bursary Scheme Manager3,310 BGN+42%
Business Teacher2,810 BGN+21%
Chemistry Teacher2,580 BGN+11%
Child Care Coordinator2,750 BGN+18%
Child Care Worker2,290 BGN-2%
Clinical School Psychologist4,000 BGN+72%
College Aide3,650 BGN+57%
College and Career Readiness Specialist3,620 BGN+56%
College President6,180 BGN+170%
Communications Teacher2,770 BGN+19%
Community Education Officer2,420 BGN+4%
Computer Science Teacher2,590 BGN+11%
Computer Teacher2,620 BGN+13%
Creative Writing Trainer3,280 BGN+41%
Credit Counselor3,300 BGN+42%
Cultural Studies Teacher2,790 BGN+20%
Curriculum Developer3,470 BGN+49%
Curriculum Specialist3,450 BGN+48%
Demonstrator2,610 BGN+12%
Deputy Controller of Examinations3,360 BGN+44%
Director of Learning Technology3,790 BGN+63%
Distance Learning Coordinator2,940 BGN+26%
Economics Lecturer4,900 BGN+110%
Education Administrator3,310 BGN+42%
Education Assistant Director3,450 BGN+48%
Education Assistant Principal2,960 BGN+27%
Education Assistant Professor3,840 BGN+65%
Education Consultant3,940 BGN+69%
Education Coordinator3,020 BGN+30%
Education Counselor3,100 BGN+33%
Education Director4,860 BGN+110%
Education Program Specialist3,600 BGN+55%
Education Researcher4,200 BGN+81%
Education Resource Specialist2,990 BGN+29%
Education Services Facilitator3,260 BGN+40%
Educational Psychologist4,540 BGN+95%
EFL Teacher2,890 BGN+24%
eLearning Trainer2,440 BGN+5%
Elementary School Teacher2,400 BGN+3%
Engineering Lecturer4,720 BGN+100%
Engineering Teacher3,820 BGN+64%
English Teacher2,560 BGN+10%
ESL Teacher2,860 BGN+23%
Faculty Assistant3,400 BGN+46%
Foreign Language Teacher2,530 BGN+9%
GED Teacher2,390 BGN+3%
Geography Teacher2,710 BGN+17%
Head of Mathematics Department3,720 BGN+60%
Head of School4,810 BGN+110%
High School Teacher3,120 BGN+34%
History Teacher2,780 BGN+20%
Infant Teacher2,060 BGN-11%
Instructional Assistant2,850 BGN+23%
Instructor3,280 BGN+41%
Kindergarten Teacher2,310 BGN-1%
Language Instructor For Expatriate2,330 BGN+0%
Law Teacher4,050 BGN+74%
Learning Designer3,480 BGN+50%
Lecturer4,740 BGN+100%
Librarian2,330 BGN+0%
Library Assistant1,960 BGN-16%
Library Director3,280 BGN+41%
Library Specialist2,310 BGN-1%
Life Sciences Teacher2,670 BGN+15%
Math Lecturer5,140 BGN+120%
Mathematics Teacher3,060 BGN+32%
Mentor3,030 BGN+30%
Middle School Teacher3,040 BGN+31%
Music Teacher2,580 BGN+11%
Nursery Manager4,270 BGN+84%
Nursery Worker1,650 BGN-29%
Paraprofessional3,870 BGN+66%
Physical Education Specialist3,000 BGN+29%
Physical Education Teacher2,600 BGN+12%
Physics Teacher 2,900 BGN+25%
Political Science Teacher2,970 BGN+28%
Post Doctoral Researcher4,390 BGN+89%
Preschool Education Administrator3,180 BGN+37%
Preschool Teacher2,300 BGN-1%
Primary School Teacher2,470 BGN+6%
Principal4,140 BGN+78%
Product Specialist3,200 BGN+38%
Professor - Accounting5,240 BGN+130%
Professor - Architecture4,990 BGN+110%
Professor - Biology4,990 BGN+110%
Professor - Business Administration5,020 BGN+120%
Professor - Chemical Engineering5,150 BGN+120%
Professor - Chemistry5,230 BGN+120%
Professor - Civil Engineering5,010 BGN+120%
Professor - Communication4,650 BGN+100%
Professor - Computer Science5,060 BGN+120%
Professor - Dentistry5,440 BGN+130%
Professor - Drama4,690 BGN+100%
Professor - Economics5,220 BGN+120%
Professor - Education5,310 BGN+130%
Professor - Electrical Engineering5,170 BGN+120%
Professor - English4,840 BGN+110%
Professor - Environmental Engineering5,350 BGN+130%
Professor - Foreign Languages4,640 BGN+99%
Professor - Geological Sciences4,960 BGN+110%
Professor - History5,170 BGN+120%
Professor - Industrial Engineering4,790 BGN+110%
Professor - Law5,380 BGN+130%
Professor - Legal Support4,940 BGN+110%
Professor - Liberal Arts4,830 BGN+110%
Professor - Marketing4,780 BGN+110%
Professor - Mathematics5,450 BGN+130%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering5,500 BGN+140%
Professor - Medical Administration5,190 BGN+120%
Professor - Medicine6,040 BGN+160%
Professor - Music4,760 BGN+100%
Professor - Nursing4,580 BGN+97%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences4,980 BGN+110%
Professor - Philosophy5,190 BGN+120%
Professor - Physical Therapy5,100 BGN+120%
Professor - Physics5,440 BGN+130%
Professor - Psychology5,100 BGN+120%
Professor - Rehabilitation4,450 BGN+91%
Professor - Social Work4,510 BGN+94%
Professor - Sociology5,090 BGN+120%
Professor - Special Education4,850 BGN+110%
Psychology Teacher4,140 BGN+78%
Public Management Assistant Professor4,120 BGN+77%
School Counselor3,730 BGN+60%
Science Educator2,770 BGN+19%
Science Laboratory Assistant2,460 BGN+6%
Science Teacher2,840 BGN+22%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher2,920 BGN+26%
Secondary School Teacher2,620 BGN+13%
Special Education Teacher2,960 BGN+27%
Special Needs Assistant2,370 BGN+2%
Statistics Lecturer4,760 BGN+100%
Student Accounts Coordinator2,640 BGN+13%
Student Development Specialist3,320 BGN+43%
Student Employment Specialist2,940 BGN+26%
Student Services2,530 BGN+9%
Student Support Manager3,180 BGN+37%
Substitute Teacher2,240 BGN-4%
Teacher2,590 BGN+11%
Teacher Aide2,120 BGN-9%
Teacher Trainer3,360 BGN+44%
Training and Development Specialist3,530 BGN+52%
Training Coordinator2,550 BGN+10%
Tutor2,700 BGN+16%
University Teacher4,860 BGN+110%
Vocational Education Teacher2,740 BGN+18%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Burgas2,310 BGN
Plovdiv2,480 BGN
Rousse2,280 BGN
Sofia2,560 BGN
Stara Zagora2,190 BGN
Varna2,400 BGN

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 Bulgaria earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,130 BGN
Public Sector+9%
3,420 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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