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Librarian Average Salary in Colombia 2021

How much money does a Librarian make in Colombia?

Average Monthly Salary
3,160,000 COP
( 37,900,000 COP yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Colombia typically earns around 3,160,000 COP per month. Salaries range from 1,550,000 COP (lowest) to 4,930,000 COP (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 Colombia

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Colombia range from 1,550,000 COP per month (minimum salary) to 4,930,000 COP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,220,000 COP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 3,220,000 COP while the other half are earning more than 3,220,000 COP. 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 2,150,000 COP while 75% of them are earning more than 2,150,000 COP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 4,160,000 COP while 25% are earning more than 4,160,000 COP.

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 1,840,000 COP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,360,000 COP 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 3,260,000 COP 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 4,030,000 COP 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 4,320,000 COP 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 4,610,000 COP per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Colombia

0 - 2 Years
1,840,000 COP
2 - 5 Years+29%
2,360,000 COP
5 - 10 Years+38%
3,260,000 COP
10 - 15 Years+24%
4,030,000 COP
15 - 20 Years+7%
4,320,000 COP
20+ Years+7%
4,610,000 COP
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 2,600,000 COP per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 3,980,000 COP per month, 53% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Colombia

Certificate or Diploma
2,600,000 COP
Bachelor's Degree+53%
3,980,000 COP
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 Colombia earn 9% less than their female counterparts on average.

2,980,000 COP
3,280,000 COP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Colombia for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Colombia

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


Librarian(s) in Colombia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 20 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 19 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.

Colombia / 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 Colombia is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

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

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Librarian Bonus and Incentive Rates in Colombia

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

72% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 28% 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 Colombia

18,200 COP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Colombia is 18,200 COP. This means that the average Librarian in Colombia earns approximately 18,200 COP 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 36% 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 Advisor5,090,000 COP+61%
Academic Coach5,050,000 COP+60%
Academic Manager5,860,000 COP+85%
Academic Specialist4,200,000 COP+33%
Academic Staff3,800,000 COP+20%
Accompanist3,990,000 COP+26%
Achievement Coach4,730,000 COP+50%
Admissions Specialist4,220,000 COP+34%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher3,770,000 COP+19%
Anthropology Teacher3,890,000 COP+23%
Arabic Language Teacher3,810,000 COP+21%
Archeology Teacher3,900,000 COP+23%
Architecture Teacher4,440,000 COP+41%
Archivist3,250,000 COP+3%
Art Teacher3,690,000 COP+17%
Assistant School Principal5,150,000 COP+63%
Assistant Teacher3,360,000 COP+6%
Biochemistry Professor 6,920,000 COP+120%
Biology Teacher3,820,000 COP+21%
Bursary Scheme Manager4,560,000 COP+44%
Business Teacher3,990,000 COP+26%
Chemistry Teacher3,830,000 COP+21%
Child Care Coordinator3,740,000 COP+18%
Child Care Worker3,160,000 COP+0%
Clinical School Psychologist5,490,000 COP+74%
College Aide4,880,000 COP+54%
College and Career Readiness Specialist5,420,000 COP+72%
College President8,650,000 COP+170%
Communications Teacher3,900,000 COP+23%
Community Education Officer3,200,000 COP+1%
Computer Science Teacher3,760,000 COP+19%
Computer Teacher3,720,000 COP+18%
Creative Writing Trainer4,440,000 COP+41%
Credit Counselor4,950,000 COP+57%
Cultural Studies Teacher3,680,000 COP+16%
Curriculum Developer5,100,000 COP+61%
Curriculum Specialist5,100,000 COP+61%
Demonstrator3,340,000 COP+6%
Deputy Controller of Examinations4,810,000 COP+52%
Director of Learning Technology5,510,000 COP+74%
Distance Learning Coordinator4,430,000 COP+40%
Economics Lecturer6,420,000 COP+100%
Education Administrator4,500,000 COP+42%
Education Assistant Director4,910,000 COP+55%
Education Assistant Principal4,090,000 COP+29%
Education Assistant Professor5,710,000 COP+81%
Education Consultant5,230,000 COP+66%
Education Coordinator4,130,000 COP+31%
Education Counselor4,750,000 COP+50%
Education Director6,830,000 COP+120%
Education Program Specialist5,180,000 COP+64%
Education Researcher5,550,000 COP+76%
Education Resource Specialist4,420,000 COP+40%
Education Services Facilitator4,420,000 COP+40%
Educational Psychologist6,260,000 COP+98%
EFL Teacher4,120,000 COP+30%
eLearning Trainer3,700,000 COP+17%
Elementary School Teacher3,250,000 COP+3%
Engineering Lecturer6,850,000 COP+120%
Engineering Teacher5,620,000 COP+78%
English Teacher3,770,000 COP+19%
ESL Teacher4,160,000 COP+32%
Faculty Assistant5,050,000 COP+60%
Foreign Language Teacher3,640,000 COP+15%
GED Teacher3,370,000 COP+7%
Geography Teacher3,900,000 COP+23%
Head of Mathematics Department5,180,000 COP+64%
Head of School6,360,000 COP+100%
High School Teacher4,230,000 COP+34%
History Teacher4,120,000 COP+30%
Infant Teacher2,880,000 COP-9%
Instructional Assistant4,020,000 COP+27%
Instructor4,520,000 COP+43%
Kindergarten Teacher3,070,000 COP-3%
Language Instructor For Expatriate3,160,000 COP+0%
Law Teacher5,530,000 COP+75%
Learning Designer4,460,000 COP+41%
Lecturer6,800,000 COP+120%
Librarian3,160,000 COP+0%
Library Assistant2,610,000 COP-17%
Library Director4,690,000 COP+48%
Library Specialist3,340,000 COP+6%
Life Sciences Teacher3,690,000 COP+17%
Math Lecturer6,950,000 COP+120%
Mathematics Teacher4,200,000 COP+33%
Mentor4,130,000 COP+31%
Middle School Teacher3,990,000 COP+26%
Music Teacher3,770,000 COP+19%
Nursery Manager5,810,000 COP+84%
Nursery Worker2,280,000 COP-28%
Paraprofessional5,400,000 COP+71%
Physical Education Specialist4,400,000 COP+39%
Physical Education Teacher3,360,000 COP+6%
Physics Teacher 3,980,000 COP+26%
Political Science Teacher4,170,000 COP+32%
Post Doctoral Researcher6,350,000 COP+100%
Preschool Education Administrator4,570,000 COP+45%
Preschool Teacher3,270,000 COP+3%
Primary School Teacher3,470,000 COP+10%
Principal5,630,000 COP+78%
Product Specialist4,270,000 COP+35%
Professor - Accounting7,220,000 COP+130%
Professor - Architecture6,970,000 COP+120%
Professor - Biology7,060,000 COP+120%
Professor - Business Administration6,530,000 COP+110%
Professor - Chemical Engineering7,500,000 COP+140%
Professor - Chemistry6,990,000 COP+120%
Professor - Civil Engineering6,800,000 COP+120%
Professor - Communication6,390,000 COP+100%
Professor - Computer Science7,060,000 COP+120%
Professor - Dentistry6,960,000 COP+120%
Professor - Drama6,720,000 COP+110%
Professor - Economics7,590,000 COP+140%
Professor - Education7,090,000 COP+120%
Professor - Electrical Engineering7,730,000 COP+140%
Professor - English6,640,000 COP+110%
Professor - Environmental Engineering7,440,000 COP+140%
Professor - Foreign Languages6,540,000 COP+110%
Professor - Geological Sciences7,100,000 COP+120%
Professor - History6,790,000 COP+110%
Professor - Industrial Engineering7,060,000 COP+120%
Professor - Law7,260,000 COP+130%
Professor - Legal Support6,780,000 COP+110%
Professor - Liberal Arts6,710,000 COP+110%
Professor - Marketing7,320,000 COP+130%
Professor - Mathematics7,680,000 COP+140%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering7,110,000 COP+130%
Professor - Medical Administration7,520,000 COP+140%
Professor - Medicine8,010,000 COP+150%
Professor - Music6,420,000 COP+100%
Professor - Nursing6,910,000 COP+120%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences6,910,000 COP+120%
Professor - Philosophy7,290,000 COP+130%
Professor - Physical Therapy7,270,000 COP+130%
Professor - Physics7,860,000 COP+150%
Professor - Psychology6,770,000 COP+110%
Professor - Rehabilitation6,610,000 COP+110%
Professor - Social Work6,160,000 COP+95%
Professor - Sociology7,050,000 COP+120%
Professor - Special Education6,800,000 COP+120%
Psychology Teacher5,920,000 COP+87%
Public Management Assistant Professor5,550,000 COP+76%
School Counselor5,070,000 COP+60%
Science Educator3,880,000 COP+23%
Science Laboratory Assistant3,490,000 COP+10%
Science Teacher4,080,000 COP+29%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher3,960,000 COP+25%
Secondary School Teacher3,680,000 COP+16%
Special Education Teacher4,190,000 COP+33%
Special Needs Assistant3,400,000 COP+8%
Statistics Lecturer7,020,000 COP+120%
Student Accounts Coordinator3,550,000 COP+12%
Student Development Specialist4,730,000 COP+50%
Student Employment Specialist4,260,000 COP+35%
Student Services3,380,000 COP+7%
Student Support Manager4,880,000 COP+54%
Substitute Teacher3,080,000 COP-3%
Teacher3,520,000 COP+11%
Teacher Aide3,160,000 COP+0%
Teacher Trainer4,730,000 COP+50%
Training and Development Specialist4,890,000 COP+55%
Training Coordinator3,570,000 COP+13%
Tutor3,720,000 COP+18%
University Teacher6,610,000 COP+110%
Vocational Education Teacher3,750,000 COP+19%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Barranquilla3,290,000 COP
Bello3,130,000 COP
Bogota3,650,000 COP
Bucaramanga3,160,000 COP
Buenaventura2,910,000 COP
Cartagena3,280,000 COP
Cucuta3,260,000 COP
Ibague3,270,000 COP
Manizales3,020,000 COP
Medellin3,640,000 COP
Monteria3,190,000 COP
Neiva2,970,000 COP
Pereira3,020,000 COP
Santa Marta3,130,000 COP
Soacha3,350,000 COP
Soledad3,390,000 COP
Valledupar3,220,000 COP
Villavicencio3,270,000 COP

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

Private Sector
4,400,000 COP
Public Sector+11%
4,880,000 COP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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