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Librarian Average Salary in Burundi 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Burundi?

Average Monthly Salary
839,000 BIF
( 10,100,000 BIF yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Burundi typically earns around 839,000 BIF per month. Salaries range from 411,000 BIF (lowest) to 1,310,000 BIF (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 Burundi

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Burundi range from 411,000 BIF per month (minimum salary) to 1,310,000 BIF per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 856,000 BIF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 856,000 BIF while the other half are earning more than 856,000 BIF. 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 570,000 BIF while 75% of them are earning more than 570,000 BIF. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 1,100,000 BIF while 25% are earning more than 1,100,000 BIF.

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 488,000 BIF per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 627,000 BIF per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 865,000 BIF per month, 38% 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 1,070,000 BIF per month, 24% 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 1,150,000 BIF per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 1,220,000 BIF per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Burundi

0 - 2 Years
488,000 BIF
2 - 5 Years+29%
627,000 BIF
5 - 10 Years+38%
865,000 BIF
10 - 15 Years+24%
1,070,000 BIF
15 - 20 Years+7%
1,150,000 BIF
20+ Years+7%
1,220,000 BIF
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 690,000 BIF per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 1,060,000 BIF per month, 53% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Burundi

Certificate or Diploma
690,000 BIF
Bachelor's Degree+53%
1,060,000 BIF
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 Burundi earn 11% less than their female counterparts on average.

780,000 BIF
877,000 BIF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Burundi for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Burundi

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


Librarian(s) in Burundi 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.

Burundi / 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 Burundi is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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

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

87% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 13% 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 Burundi

4,840 BIF per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Burundi is 4,840 BIF. This means that the average Librarian in Burundi earns approximately 4,840 BIF 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 33% 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 Advisor1,310,000 BIF+56%
Academic Coach1,190,000 BIF+42%
Academic Manager1,500,000 BIF+79%
Academic Specialist1,060,000 BIF+26%
Academic Staff948,000 BIF+13%
Accompanist1,030,000 BIF+23%
Achievement Coach1,290,000 BIF+54%
Admissions Specialist1,090,000 BIF+30%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher939,000 BIF+12%
Anthropology Teacher1,010,000 BIF+20%
Arabic Language Teacher929,000 BIF+11%
Archeology Teacher1,070,000 BIF+27%
Architecture Teacher1,090,000 BIF+30%
Archivist832,000 BIF-1%
Art Teacher928,000 BIF+11%
Assistant School Principal1,260,000 BIF+50%
Assistant Teacher815,000 BIF-3%
Biochemistry Professor 1,790,000 BIF+110%
Biology Teacher1,020,000 BIF+22%
Bursary Scheme Manager1,180,000 BIF+41%
Business Teacher1,020,000 BIF+22%
Chemistry Teacher1,010,000 BIF+20%
Child Care Coordinator978,000 BIF+17%
Child Care Worker816,000 BIF-3%
Clinical School Psychologist1,470,000 BIF+75%
College Aide1,230,000 BIF+47%
College and Career Readiness Specialist1,340,000 BIF+60%
College President2,210,000 BIF+160%
Communications Teacher1,030,000 BIF+23%
Community Education Officer857,000 BIF+2%
Computer Science Teacher986,000 BIF+17%
Computer Teacher938,000 BIF+12%
Creative Writing Trainer1,200,000 BIF+43%
Credit Counselor1,190,000 BIF+42%
Cultural Studies Teacher919,000 BIF+10%
Curriculum Developer1,320,000 BIF+57%
Curriculum Specialist1,260,000 BIF+50%
Demonstrator871,000 BIF+4%
Deputy Controller of Examinations1,140,000 BIF+36%
Director of Learning Technology1,400,000 BIF+67%
Distance Learning Coordinator1,140,000 BIF+36%
Economics Lecturer1,690,000 BIF+100%
Education Administrator1,100,000 BIF+31%
Education Assistant Director1,350,000 BIF+61%
Education Assistant Principal1,040,000 BIF+24%
Education Assistant Professor1,340,000 BIF+60%
Education Consultant1,360,000 BIF+62%
Education Coordinator1,050,000 BIF+25%
Education Counselor1,190,000 BIF+42%
Education Director1,690,000 BIF+100%
Education Program Specialist1,290,000 BIF+54%
Education Researcher1,360,000 BIF+62%
Education Resource Specialist1,080,000 BIF+29%
Education Services Facilitator1,180,000 BIF+41%
Educational Psychologist1,490,000 BIF+78%
EFL Teacher1,010,000 BIF+20%
eLearning Trainer908,000 BIF+8%
Elementary School Teacher794,000 BIF-5%
Engineering Lecturer1,740,000 BIF+110%
Engineering Teacher1,430,000 BIF+70%
English Teacher961,000 BIF+15%
ESL Teacher1,060,000 BIF+26%
Faculty Assistant1,190,000 BIF+42%
Foreign Language Teacher922,000 BIF+10%
GED Teacher907,000 BIF+8%
Geography Teacher972,000 BIF+16%
Head of Mathematics Department1,390,000 BIF+66%
Head of School1,560,000 BIF+86%
High School Teacher1,050,000 BIF+25%
History Teacher1,000,000 BIF+19%
Infant Teacher735,000 BIF-12%
Instructional Assistant1,060,000 BIF+26%
Instructor1,070,000 BIF+27%
Kindergarten Teacher784,000 BIF-7%
Language Instructor For Expatriate839,000 BIF-0%
Law Teacher1,400,000 BIF+67%
Learning Designer1,160,000 BIF+38%
Lecturer1,720,000 BIF+100%
Librarian839,000 BIF-0%
Library Assistant657,000 BIF-22%
Library Director1,110,000 BIF+32%
Library Specialist889,000 BIF+6%
Life Sciences Teacher939,000 BIF+12%
Math Lecturer1,720,000 BIF+100%
Mathematics Teacher1,120,000 BIF+33%
Mentor1,080,000 BIF+29%
Middle School Teacher1,030,000 BIF+23%
Music Teacher928,000 BIF+11%
Nursery Manager1,520,000 BIF+81%
Nursery Worker589,000 BIF-30%
Paraprofessional1,400,000 BIF+67%
Physical Education Specialist1,050,000 BIF+25%
Physical Education Teacher893,000 BIF+6%
Physics Teacher 976,000 BIF+16%
Political Science Teacher1,050,000 BIF+25%
Post Doctoral Researcher1,530,000 BIF+82%
Preschool Education Administrator1,140,000 BIF+36%
Preschool Teacher811,000 BIF-3%
Primary School Teacher858,000 BIF+2%
Principal1,470,000 BIF+75%
Product Specialist1,090,000 BIF+30%
Professor - Accounting1,720,000 BIF+100%
Professor - Architecture1,810,000 BIF+120%
Professor - Biology1,810,000 BIF+120%
Professor - Business Administration1,650,000 BIF+97%
Professor - Chemical Engineering1,880,000 BIF+120%
Professor - Chemistry1,910,000 BIF+130%
Professor - Civil Engineering1,660,000 BIF+98%
Professor - Communication1,710,000 BIF+100%
Professor - Computer Science1,860,000 BIF+120%
Professor - Dentistry1,810,000 BIF+120%
Professor - Drama1,730,000 BIF+110%
Professor - Economics1,930,000 BIF+130%
Professor - Education1,780,000 BIF+110%
Professor - Electrical Engineering1,920,000 BIF+130%
Professor - English1,630,000 BIF+94%
Professor - Environmental Engineering1,800,000 BIF+110%
Professor - Foreign Languages1,730,000 BIF+110%
Professor - Geological Sciences1,680,000 BIF+100%
Professor - History1,750,000 BIF+110%
Professor - Industrial Engineering1,800,000 BIF+110%
Professor - Law1,830,000 BIF+120%
Professor - Legal Support1,690,000 BIF+100%
Professor - Liberal Arts1,820,000 BIF+120%
Professor - Marketing1,830,000 BIF+120%
Professor - Mathematics1,870,000 BIF+120%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering1,890,000 BIF+130%
Professor - Medical Administration1,970,000 BIF+130%
Professor - Medicine2,080,000 BIF+150%
Professor - Music1,650,000 BIF+97%
Professor - Nursing1,750,000 BIF+110%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences1,730,000 BIF+110%
Professor - Philosophy1,800,000 BIF+110%
Professor - Physical Therapy1,960,000 BIF+130%
Professor - Physics1,900,000 BIF+130%
Professor - Psychology1,780,000 BIF+110%
Professor - Rehabilitation1,560,000 BIF+86%
Professor - Social Work1,580,000 BIF+88%
Professor - Sociology1,790,000 BIF+110%
Professor - Special Education1,710,000 BIF+100%
Psychology Teacher1,400,000 BIF+67%
Public Management Assistant Professor1,420,000 BIF+69%
School Counselor1,330,000 BIF+58%
Science Educator990,000 BIF+18%
Science Laboratory Assistant880,000 BIF+5%
Science Teacher1,020,000 BIF+22%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher1,050,000 BIF+25%
Secondary School Teacher924,000 BIF+10%
Special Education Teacher1,070,000 BIF+27%
Special Needs Assistant861,000 BIF+3%
Statistics Lecturer1,760,000 BIF+110%
Student Accounts Coordinator910,000 BIF+8%
Student Development Specialist1,160,000 BIF+38%
Student Employment Specialist1,130,000 BIF+35%
Student Services925,000 BIF+10%
Student Support Manager1,220,000 BIF+45%
Substitute Teacher823,000 BIF-2%
Teacher920,000 BIF+10%
Teacher Aide786,000 BIF-6%
Teacher Trainer1,150,000 BIF+37%
Training and Development Specialist1,240,000 BIF+48%
Training Coordinator898,000 BIF+7%
Tutor977,000 BIF+16%
University Teacher1,750,000 BIF+110%
Vocational Education Teacher919,000 BIF+10%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bujumbura860,000 BIF

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 Burundi earn 17% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
1,100,000 BIF
Public Sector+17%
1,290,000 BIF
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