A person working as a Librarian in Cook Islands typically earns around 3,220 NZD per month. Salaries range from 1,480 NZD (lowest) to 5,130 NZD (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 Cook Islands range from 1,480 NZD per month (minimum salary) to 5,130 NZD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 3,480 NZD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 3,480 NZD while the other half are earning more than 3,480 NZD. 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 2,230 NZD while 75% of them are earning more than 2,230 NZD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 4,650 NZD while 25% are earning more than 4,650 NZD.
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 1,680 NZD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,250 NZD 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 3,320 NZD 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 4,050 NZD 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 4,420 NZD 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 4,780 NZD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|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 1,960 NZD per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 3,780 NZD 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 Cook Islands earn 16% less than their female counterparts on average.
Librarian(s) in Cook Islands 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.
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 Cook Islands 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.
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.
84% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 16% 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 35% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||4,910 NZD||+52%|
|Academic Coach||5,010 NZD||+55%|
|Academic Manager||5,860 NZD||+82%|
|Academic Specialist||4,210 NZD||+31%|
|Academic Staff||3,830 NZD||+19%|
|Achievement Coach||4,790 NZD||+49%|
|Admissions Specialist||4,490 NZD||+39%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||3,800 NZD||+18%|
|Anthropology Teacher||4,130 NZD||+28%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||3,510 NZD||+9%|
|Archeology Teacher||4,200 NZD||+30%|
|Architecture Teacher||4,350 NZD||+35%|
|Art Teacher||3,590 NZD||+11%|
|Assistant School Principal||5,050 NZD||+57%|
|Assistant Teacher||3,310 NZD||+3%|
|Biochemistry Professor||6,890 NZD||+110%|
|Biology Teacher||4,150 NZD||+29%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||4,550 NZD||+41%|
|Business Teacher||4,120 NZD||+28%|
|Chemistry Teacher||3,780 NZD||+17%|
|Child Care Coordinator||4,100 NZD||+27%|
|Child Care Worker||3,150 NZD||-2%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||5,790 NZD||+80%|
|College Aide||4,740 NZD||+47%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||5,290 NZD||+64%|
|College President||8,650 NZD||+170%|
|Communications Teacher||3,860 NZD||+20%|
|Community Education Officer||3,480 NZD||+8%|
|Computer Science Teacher||3,850 NZD||+19%|
|Computer Teacher||3,740 NZD||+16%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||4,660 NZD||+45%|
|Credit Counselor||4,570 NZD||+42%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||3,830 NZD||+19%|
|Curriculum Developer||5,240 NZD||+63%|
|Curriculum Specialist||4,820 NZD||+50%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||4,770 NZD||+48%|
|Director of Learning Technology||5,340 NZD||+66%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||4,280 NZD||+33%|
|Economics Lecturer||6,580 NZD||+100%|
|Education Administrator||4,260 NZD||+32%|
|Education Assistant Director||5,300 NZD||+64%|
|Education Assistant Principal||4,380 NZD||+36%|
|Education Assistant Professor||5,490 NZD||+70%|
|Education Consultant||5,380 NZD||+67%|
|Education Coordinator||4,280 NZD||+33%|
|Education Counselor||4,480 NZD||+39%|
|Education Director||7,130 NZD||+120%|
|Education Program Specialist||4,720 NZD||+46%|
|Education Researcher||5,620 NZD||+74%|
|Education Resource Specialist||4,060 NZD||+26%|
|Education Services Facilitator||4,510 NZD||+40%|
|Educational Psychologist||5,800 NZD||+80%|
|EFL Teacher||3,920 NZD||+22%|
|eLearning Trainer||3,630 NZD||+13%|
|Elementary School Teacher||3,090 NZD||-4%|
|Engineering Lecturer||6,640 NZD||+110%|
|Engineering Teacher||5,620 NZD||+74%|
|English Teacher||3,770 NZD||+17%|
|ESL Teacher||4,030 NZD||+25%|
|Faculty Assistant||4,850 NZD||+50%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||3,410 NZD||+6%|
|GED Teacher||3,430 NZD||+6%|
|Geography Teacher||3,550 NZD||+10%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||5,100 NZD||+58%|
|Head of School||6,440 NZD||+100%|
|High School Teacher||4,130 NZD||+28%|
|History Teacher||3,780 NZD||+17%|
|Infant Teacher||2,880 NZD||-11%|
|Instructional Assistant||3,970 NZD||+23%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||3,070 NZD||-5%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||3,220 NZD||-0%|
|Law Teacher||5,730 NZD||+78%|
|Learning Designer||4,740 NZD||+47%|
|Library Assistant||2,540 NZD||-21%|
|Library Director||4,650 NZD||+44%|
|Library Specialist||3,510 NZD||+9%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||3,950 NZD||+23%|
|Math Lecturer||6,780 NZD||+110%|
|Mathematics Teacher||4,430 NZD||+37%|
|Middle School Teacher||3,980 NZD||+23%|
|Music Teacher||3,450 NZD||+7%|
|Nursery Manager||5,760 NZD||+79%|
|Nursery Worker||2,510 NZD||-22%|
|Physical Education Specialist||4,210 NZD||+31%|
|Physical Education Teacher||3,430 NZD||+6%|
|Physics Teacher||3,900 NZD||+21%|
|Political Science Teacher||4,050 NZD||+26%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||6,050 NZD||+88%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||4,170 NZD||+29%|
|Preschool Teacher||3,190 NZD||-1%|
|Primary School Teacher||3,630 NZD||+13%|
|Product Specialist||4,270 NZD||+32%|
|Professor - Accounting||6,690 NZD||+110%|
|Professor - Architecture||7,170 NZD||+120%|
|Professor - Biology||6,590 NZD||+100%|
|Professor - Business Administration||6,770 NZD||+110%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||7,060 NZD||+120%|
|Professor - Chemistry||7,310 NZD||+130%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||6,450 NZD||+100%|
|Professor - Communication||6,740 NZD||+110%|
|Professor - Computer Science||6,750 NZD||+110%|
|Professor - Dentistry||7,400 NZD||+130%|
|Professor - Drama||6,480 NZD||+100%|
|Professor - Economics||7,360 NZD||+130%|
|Professor - Education||6,890 NZD||+110%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||7,550 NZD||+130%|
|Professor - English||6,510 NZD||+100%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||7,330 NZD||+130%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||6,460 NZD||+100%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||7,040 NZD||+120%|
|Professor - History||6,760 NZD||+110%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||7,060 NZD||+120%|
|Professor - Law||7,290 NZD||+130%|
|Professor - Legal Support||6,830 NZD||+110%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||6,790 NZD||+110%|
|Professor - Marketing||6,900 NZD||+110%|
|Professor - Mathematics||7,800 NZD||+140%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||7,260 NZD||+130%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||7,700 NZD||+140%|
|Professor - Medicine||8,250 NZD||+160%|
|Professor - Music||6,630 NZD||+110%|
|Professor - Nursing||6,490 NZD||+100%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||7,180 NZD||+120%|
|Professor - Philosophy||6,900 NZD||+110%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||7,620 NZD||+140%|
|Professor - Physics||7,490 NZD||+130%|
|Professor - Psychology||7,150 NZD||+120%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||6,350 NZD||+97%|
|Professor - Social Work||6,560 NZD||+100%|
|Professor - Sociology||6,830 NZD||+110%|
|Professor - Special Education||7,300 NZD||+130%|
|Psychology Teacher||5,870 NZD||+82%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||5,730 NZD||+78%|
|School Counselor||5,560 NZD||+72%|
|Science Educator||3,880 NZD||+20%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||3,500 NZD||+9%|
|Science Teacher||3,720 NZD||+15%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||4,050 NZD||+26%|
|Secondary School Teacher||3,950 NZD||+23%|
|Special Education Teacher||3,910 NZD||+21%|
|Special Needs Assistant||3,190 NZD||-1%|
|Statistics Lecturer||6,830 NZD||+110%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||3,670 NZD||+14%|
|Student Development Specialist||4,490 NZD||+39%|
|Student Employment Specialist||4,480 NZD||+39%|
|Student Services||3,540 NZD||+10%|
|Student Support Manager||4,600 NZD||+43%|
|Substitute Teacher||3,250 NZD||+1%|
|Teacher Aide||3,090 NZD||-4%|
|Teacher Trainer||4,800 NZD||+49%|
|Training and Development Specialist||5,230 NZD||+62%|
|Training Coordinator||3,480 NZD||+8%|
|University Teacher||6,740 NZD||+110%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||3,680 NZD||+14%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Cook Islands earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.