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Librarian Average Salary in Cameroon 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Cameroon?

Average Monthly Salary
329,000 XAF
( 3,950,000 XAF yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Cameroon typically earns around 329,000 XAF per month. Salaries range from 171,000 XAF (lowest) to 503,000 XAF (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 Cameroon

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Cameroon range from 171,000 XAF per month (minimum salary) to 503,000 XAF per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 316,000 XAF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 316,000 XAF while the other half are earning more than 316,000 XAF. 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 219,000 XAF while 75% of them are earning more than 219,000 XAF. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 393,000 XAF while 25% are earning more than 393,000 XAF.

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 194,000 XAF per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 261,000 XAF 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 339,000 XAF per month, 30% 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 410,000 XAF 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 448,000 XAF 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 472,000 XAF per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Cameroon

0 - 2 Years
194,000 XAF
2 - 5 Years+34%
261,000 XAF
5 - 10 Years+30%
339,000 XAF
10 - 15 Years+21%
410,000 XAF
15 - 20 Years+9%
448,000 XAF
20+ Years+5%
472,000 XAF
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 244,000 XAF per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 440,000 XAF per month, 80% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Cameroon

Certificate or Diploma
244,000 XAF
Bachelor's Degree+80%
440,000 XAF
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 Cameroon earn 11% less than their female counterparts on average.

314,000 XAF
353,000 XAF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Cameroon for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Cameroon

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


Librarian(s) in Cameroon 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.

Cameroon / 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 Cameroon is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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

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

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.

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 Cameroon

1,900 XAF per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Cameroon is 1,900 XAF. This means that the average Librarian in Cameroon earns approximately 1,900 XAF 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.

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Academic Coach486,000 XAF+48%
Academic Manager552,000 XAF+68%
Academic Specialist433,000 XAF+32%
Academic Staff388,000 XAF+18%
Accompanist420,000 XAF+28%
Achievement Coach479,000 XAF+46%
Admissions Specialist413,000 XAF+26%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher366,000 XAF+11%
Anthropology Teacher385,000 XAF+17%
Arabic Language Teacher363,000 XAF+10%
Archeology Teacher410,000 XAF+25%
Architecture Teacher418,000 XAF+27%
Archivist328,000 XAF-0%
Art Teacher355,000 XAF+8%
Assistant School Principal485,000 XAF+47%
Assistant Teacher314,000 XAF-5%
Biochemistry Professor 692,000 XAF+110%
Biology Teacher394,000 XAF+20%
Bursary Scheme Manager456,000 XAF+39%
Business Teacher403,000 XAF+23%
Chemistry Teacher390,000 XAF+19%
Child Care Coordinator378,000 XAF+15%
Child Care Worker316,000 XAF-4%
Clinical School Psychologist584,000 XAF+78%
College Aide493,000 XAF+50%
College and Career Readiness Specialist490,000 XAF+49%
College President856,000 XAF+160%
Communications Teacher379,000 XAF+15%
Community Education Officer330,000 XAF+0%
Computer Science Teacher369,000 XAF+12%
Computer Teacher365,000 XAF+11%
Creative Writing Trainer476,000 XAF+45%
Credit Counselor467,000 XAF+42%
Cultural Studies Teacher364,000 XAF+11%
Curriculum Developer495,000 XAF+51%
Curriculum Specialist500,000 XAF+52%
Demonstrator348,000 XAF+6%
Deputy Controller of Examinations463,000 XAF+41%
Director of Learning Technology509,000 XAF+55%
Distance Learning Coordinator435,000 XAF+32%
Economics Lecturer696,000 XAF+110%
Education Administrator436,000 XAF+33%
Education Assistant Director517,000 XAF+57%
Education Assistant Principal397,000 XAF+21%
Education Assistant Professor565,000 XAF+72%
Education Consultant562,000 XAF+71%
Education Coordinator393,000 XAF+20%
Education Counselor448,000 XAF+36%
Education Director704,000 XAF+110%
Education Program Specialist503,000 XAF+53%
Education Researcher533,000 XAF+62%
Education Resource Specialist421,000 XAF+28%
Education Services Facilitator460,000 XAF+40%
Educational Psychologist584,000 XAF+78%
EFL Teacher381,000 XAF+16%
eLearning Trainer366,000 XAF+11%
Elementary School Teacher316,000 XAF-4%
Engineering Lecturer633,000 XAF+92%
Engineering Teacher529,000 XAF+61%
English Teacher355,000 XAF+8%
ESL Teacher385,000 XAF+17%
Faculty Assistant500,000 XAF+52%
Foreign Language Teacher364,000 XAF+11%
GED Teacher337,000 XAF+2%
Geography Teacher379,000 XAF+15%
Head of Mathematics Department508,000 XAF+54%
Head of School611,000 XAF+86%
High School Teacher423,000 XAF+29%
History Teacher392,000 XAF+19%
Infant Teacher285,000 XAF-13%
Instructional Assistant390,000 XAF+19%
Instructor421,000 XAF+28%
Kindergarten Teacher320,000 XAF-3%
Language Instructor For Expatriate329,000 XAF+0%
Law Teacher526,000 XAF+60%
Learning Designer465,000 XAF+41%
Lecturer680,000 XAF+110%
Librarian329,000 XAF+0%
Library Assistant264,000 XAF-20%
Library Director451,000 XAF+37%
Library Specialist337,000 XAF+2%
Life Sciences Teacher358,000 XAF+9%
Math Lecturer695,000 XAF+110%
Mathematics Teacher447,000 XAF+36%
Mentor417,000 XAF+27%
Middle School Teacher420,000 XAF+28%
Music Teacher362,000 XAF+10%
Nursery Manager587,000 XAF+78%
Nursery Worker228,000 XAF-31%
Paraprofessional499,000 XAF+52%
Physical Education Specialist440,000 XAF+34%
Physical Education Teacher333,000 XAF+1%
Physics Teacher 395,000 XAF+20%
Political Science Teacher401,000 XAF+22%
Post Doctoral Researcher580,000 XAF+76%
Preschool Education Administrator444,000 XAF+35%
Preschool Teacher311,000 XAF-5%
Primary School Teacher358,000 XAF+9%
Principal569,000 XAF+73%
Product Specialist444,000 XAF+35%
Professor - Accounting674,000 XAF+100%
Professor - Architecture711,000 XAF+120%
Professor - Biology713,000 XAF+120%
Professor - Business Administration653,000 XAF+99%
Professor - Chemical Engineering743,000 XAF+130%
Professor - Chemistry686,000 XAF+110%
Professor - Civil Engineering660,000 XAF+100%
Professor - Communication679,000 XAF+110%
Professor - Computer Science671,000 XAF+100%
Professor - Dentistry726,000 XAF+120%
Professor - Drama692,000 XAF+110%
Professor - Economics701,000 XAF+110%
Professor - Education716,000 XAF+120%
Professor - Electrical Engineering699,000 XAF+110%
Professor - English658,000 XAF+100%
Professor - Environmental Engineering730,000 XAF+120%
Professor - Foreign Languages635,000 XAF+93%
Professor - Geological Sciences682,000 XAF+110%
Professor - History714,000 XAF+120%
Professor - Industrial Engineering665,000 XAF+100%
Professor - Law748,000 XAF+130%
Professor - Legal Support691,000 XAF+110%
Professor - Liberal Arts678,000 XAF+110%
Professor - Marketing690,000 XAF+110%
Professor - Mathematics768,000 XAF+130%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering704,000 XAF+110%
Professor - Medical Administration737,000 XAF+120%
Professor - Medicine860,000 XAF+160%
Professor - Music617,000 XAF+88%
Professor - Nursing658,000 XAF+100%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences718,000 XAF+120%
Professor - Philosophy681,000 XAF+110%
Professor - Physical Therapy742,000 XAF+130%
Professor - Physics718,000 XAF+120%
Professor - Psychology677,000 XAF+110%
Professor - Rehabilitation655,000 XAF+99%
Professor - Social Work603,000 XAF+83%
Professor - Sociology684,000 XAF+110%
Professor - Special Education722,000 XAF+120%
Psychology Teacher569,000 XAF+73%
Public Management Assistant Professor590,000 XAF+79%
School Counselor513,000 XAF+56%
Science Educator384,000 XAF+17%
Science Laboratory Assistant342,000 XAF+4%
Science Teacher396,000 XAF+20%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher413,000 XAF+26%
Secondary School Teacher391,000 XAF+19%
Special Education Teacher423,000 XAF+29%
Special Needs Assistant340,000 XAF+3%
Statistics Lecturer642,000 XAF+95%
Student Accounts Coordinator377,000 XAF+15%
Student Development Specialist437,000 XAF+33%
Student Employment Specialist430,000 XAF+31%
Student Services332,000 XAF+1%
Student Support Manager460,000 XAF+40%
Substitute Teacher328,000 XAF-0%
Teacher356,000 XAF+8%
Teacher Aide286,000 XAF-13%
Teacher Trainer473,000 XAF+44%
Training and Development Specialist474,000 XAF+44%
Training Coordinator344,000 XAF+5%
Tutor384,000 XAF+17%
University Teacher688,000 XAF+110%
Vocational Education Teacher372,000 XAF+13%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Douala362,000 XAF
Yaounde340,000 XAF

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 Cameroon earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
432,000 XAF
Public Sector+11%
478,000 XAF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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