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 salaries in Bulgaria range from 1,070 BGN per month (minimum salary) to 3,700 BGN per month (maximum 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+33%|
|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 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.
|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 Bulgaria earn 8% less than their female counterparts on average.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 34% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||3,380 BGN||+45%|
|Academic Coach||3,530 BGN||+52%|
|Academic Manager||3,980 BGN||+71%|
|Academic Specialist||3,110 BGN||+34%|
|Academic Staff||2,780 BGN||+20%|
|Achievement Coach||3,410 BGN||+47%|
|Admissions Specialist||3,090 BGN||+33%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||2,620 BGN||+13%|
|Anthropology Teacher||2,890 BGN||+24%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||2,580 BGN||+11%|
|Archeology Teacher||2,740 BGN||+18%|
|Architecture Teacher||3,080 BGN||+32%|
|Art Teacher||2,630 BGN||+13%|
|Assistant School Principal||3,570 BGN||+53%|
|Assistant Teacher||2,300 BGN||-1%|
|Biochemistry Professor||5,010 BGN||+120%|
|Biology Teacher||2,880 BGN||+24%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||3,310 BGN||+42%|
|Business Teacher||2,810 BGN||+21%|
|Chemistry Teacher||2,580 BGN||+11%|
|Child Care Coordinator||2,750 BGN||+18%|
|Child Care Worker||2,290 BGN||-2%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||4,000 BGN||+72%|
|College Aide||3,650 BGN||+57%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||3,620 BGN||+56%|
|College President||6,180 BGN||+170%|
|Communications Teacher||2,770 BGN||+19%|
|Community Education Officer||2,420 BGN||+4%|
|Computer Science Teacher||2,590 BGN||+11%|
|Computer Teacher||2,620 BGN||+13%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||3,280 BGN||+41%|
|Credit Counselor||3,300 BGN||+42%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||2,790 BGN||+20%|
|Curriculum Developer||3,470 BGN||+49%|
|Curriculum Specialist||3,450 BGN||+48%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||3,360 BGN||+44%|
|Director of Learning Technology||3,790 BGN||+63%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||2,940 BGN||+26%|
|Economics Lecturer||4,900 BGN||+110%|
|Education Administrator||3,310 BGN||+42%|
|Education Assistant Director||3,450 BGN||+48%|
|Education Assistant Principal||2,960 BGN||+27%|
|Education Assistant Professor||3,840 BGN||+65%|
|Education Consultant||3,940 BGN||+69%|
|Education Coordinator||3,020 BGN||+30%|
|Education Counselor||3,100 BGN||+33%|
|Education Director||4,860 BGN||+110%|
|Education Program Specialist||3,600 BGN||+55%|
|Education Researcher||4,200 BGN||+81%|
|Education Resource Specialist||2,990 BGN||+29%|
|Education Services Facilitator||3,260 BGN||+40%|
|Educational Psychologist||4,540 BGN||+95%|
|EFL Teacher||2,890 BGN||+24%|
|eLearning Trainer||2,440 BGN||+5%|
|Elementary School Teacher||2,400 BGN||+3%|
|Engineering Lecturer||4,720 BGN||+100%|
|Engineering Teacher||3,820 BGN||+64%|
|English Teacher||2,560 BGN||+10%|
|ESL Teacher||2,860 BGN||+23%|
|Faculty Assistant||3,400 BGN||+46%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||2,530 BGN||+9%|
|GED Teacher||2,390 BGN||+3%|
|Geography Teacher||2,710 BGN||+17%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||3,720 BGN||+60%|
|Head of School||4,810 BGN||+110%|
|High School Teacher||3,120 BGN||+34%|
|History Teacher||2,780 BGN||+20%|
|Infant Teacher||2,060 BGN||-11%|
|Instructional Assistant||2,850 BGN||+23%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||2,310 BGN||-1%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||2,330 BGN||+0%|
|Law Teacher||4,050 BGN||+74%|
|Learning Designer||3,480 BGN||+50%|
|Library Assistant||1,960 BGN||-16%|
|Library Director||3,280 BGN||+41%|
|Library Specialist||2,310 BGN||-1%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||2,670 BGN||+15%|
|Math Lecturer||5,140 BGN||+120%|
|Mathematics Teacher||3,060 BGN||+32%|
|Middle School Teacher||3,040 BGN||+31%|
|Music Teacher||2,580 BGN||+11%|
|Nursery Manager||4,270 BGN||+84%|
|Nursery Worker||1,650 BGN||-29%|
|Physical Education Specialist||3,000 BGN||+29%|
|Physical Education Teacher||2,600 BGN||+12%|
|Physics Teacher||2,900 BGN||+25%|
|Political Science Teacher||2,970 BGN||+28%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||4,390 BGN||+89%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||3,180 BGN||+37%|
|Preschool Teacher||2,300 BGN||-1%|
|Primary School Teacher||2,470 BGN||+6%|
|Product Specialist||3,200 BGN||+38%|
|Professor - Accounting||5,240 BGN||+130%|
|Professor - Architecture||4,990 BGN||+110%|
|Professor - Biology||4,990 BGN||+110%|
|Professor - Business Administration||5,020 BGN||+120%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||5,150 BGN||+120%|
|Professor - Chemistry||5,230 BGN||+120%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||5,010 BGN||+120%|
|Professor - Communication||4,650 BGN||+100%|
|Professor - Computer Science||5,060 BGN||+120%|
|Professor - Dentistry||5,440 BGN||+130%|
|Professor - Drama||4,690 BGN||+100%|
|Professor - Economics||5,220 BGN||+120%|
|Professor - Education||5,310 BGN||+130%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||5,170 BGN||+120%|
|Professor - English||4,840 BGN||+110%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||5,350 BGN||+130%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||4,640 BGN||+99%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||4,960 BGN||+110%|
|Professor - History||5,170 BGN||+120%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||4,790 BGN||+110%|
|Professor - Law||5,380 BGN||+130%|
|Professor - Legal Support||4,940 BGN||+110%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||4,830 BGN||+110%|
|Professor - Marketing||4,780 BGN||+110%|
|Professor - Mathematics||5,450 BGN||+130%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||5,500 BGN||+140%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||5,190 BGN||+120%|
|Professor - Medicine||6,040 BGN||+160%|
|Professor - Music||4,760 BGN||+100%|
|Professor - Nursing||4,580 BGN||+97%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||4,980 BGN||+110%|
|Professor - Philosophy||5,190 BGN||+120%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||5,100 BGN||+120%|
|Professor - Physics||5,440 BGN||+130%|
|Professor - Psychology||5,100 BGN||+120%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||4,450 BGN||+91%|
|Professor - Social Work||4,510 BGN||+94%|
|Professor - Sociology||5,090 BGN||+120%|
|Professor - Special Education||4,850 BGN||+110%|
|Psychology Teacher||4,140 BGN||+78%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||4,120 BGN||+77%|
|School Counselor||3,730 BGN||+60%|
|Science Educator||2,770 BGN||+19%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||2,460 BGN||+6%|
|Science Teacher||2,840 BGN||+22%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||2,920 BGN||+26%|
|Secondary School Teacher||2,620 BGN||+13%|
|Special Education Teacher||2,960 BGN||+27%|
|Special Needs Assistant||2,370 BGN||+2%|
|Statistics Lecturer||4,760 BGN||+100%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||2,640 BGN||+13%|
|Student Development Specialist||3,320 BGN||+43%|
|Student Employment Specialist||2,940 BGN||+26%|
|Student Services||2,530 BGN||+9%|
|Student Support Manager||3,180 BGN||+37%|
|Substitute Teacher||2,240 BGN||-4%|
|Teacher Aide||2,120 BGN||-9%|
|Teacher Trainer||3,360 BGN||+44%|
|Training and Development Specialist||3,530 BGN||+52%|
|Training Coordinator||2,550 BGN||+10%|
|University Teacher||4,860 BGN||+110%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||2,740 BGN||+18%|
|Stara Zagora||2,190 BGN|
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.