A person working as a Librarian in Costa Rica typically earns around 1,620,000 CRC per month. Salaries range from 844,000 CRC (lowest) to 2,480,000 CRC (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 Costa Rica range from 844,000 CRC per month (minimum salary) to 2,480,000 CRC per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,560,000 CRC per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 1,560,000 CRC while the other half are earning more than 1,560,000 CRC. 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 1,080,000 CRC while 75% of them are earning more than 1,080,000 CRC. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 1,940,000 CRC while 25% are earning more than 1,940,000 CRC.
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 959,000 CRC per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,290,000 CRC 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 1,670,000 CRC per month, 30% 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 2,020,000 CRC 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 2,210,000 CRC 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 2,330,000 CRC per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|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 1,200,000 CRC per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 2,170,000 CRC per month, 80% 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 Costa Rica earn 6% less than their female counterparts on average.
Librarian(s) in Costa Rica are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 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 Costa Rica 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.
74% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 26% 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.
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||2,440,000 CRC||+50%|
|Academic Coach||2,570,000 CRC||+58%|
|Academic Manager||2,720,000 CRC||+68%|
|Academic Specialist||2,170,000 CRC||+34%|
|Academic Staff||1,780,000 CRC||+10%|
|Achievement Coach||2,470,000 CRC||+52%|
|Admissions Specialist||2,120,000 CRC||+31%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||1,810,000 CRC||+12%|
|Anthropology Teacher||2,050,000 CRC||+26%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||1,760,000 CRC||+8%|
|Archeology Teacher||2,090,000 CRC||+29%|
|Architecture Teacher||2,170,000 CRC||+34%|
|Art Teacher||1,790,000 CRC||+10%|
|Assistant School Principal||2,520,000 CRC||+55%|
|Assistant Teacher||1,740,000 CRC||+7%|
|Biochemistry Professor||3,450,000 CRC||+110%|
|Biology Teacher||2,070,000 CRC||+28%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||2,270,000 CRC||+40%|
|Business Teacher||1,980,000 CRC||+22%|
|Chemistry Teacher||1,890,000 CRC||+16%|
|Child Care Coordinator||2,050,000 CRC||+26%|
|Child Care Worker||1,570,000 CRC||-3%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||2,940,000 CRC||+81%|
|College Aide||2,420,000 CRC||+49%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||2,700,000 CRC||+66%|
|College President||4,330,000 CRC||+170%|
|Communications Teacher||1,980,000 CRC||+22%|
|Community Education Officer||1,740,000 CRC||+7%|
|Computer Science Teacher||1,800,000 CRC||+11%|
|Computer Teacher||1,870,000 CRC||+15%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||2,250,000 CRC||+39%|
|Credit Counselor||2,420,000 CRC||+49%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||1,840,000 CRC||+13%|
|Curriculum Developer||2,580,000 CRC||+59%|
|Curriculum Specialist||2,570,000 CRC||+58%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||2,450,000 CRC||+51%|
|Director of Learning Technology||2,720,000 CRC||+68%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||2,120,000 CRC||+31%|
|Economics Lecturer||3,230,000 CRC||+99%|
|Education Administrator||2,160,000 CRC||+33%|
|Education Assistant Director||2,640,000 CRC||+63%|
|Education Assistant Principal||2,180,000 CRC||+34%|
|Education Assistant Professor||2,860,000 CRC||+76%|
|Education Consultant||2,780,000 CRC||+71%|
|Education Coordinator||2,110,000 CRC||+30%|
|Education Counselor||2,210,000 CRC||+36%|
|Education Director||3,520,000 CRC||+120%|
|Education Program Specialist||2,370,000 CRC||+46%|
|Education Researcher||2,820,000 CRC||+74%|
|Education Resource Specialist||2,040,000 CRC||+26%|
|Education Services Facilitator||2,270,000 CRC||+40%|
|Educational Psychologist||2,920,000 CRC||+80%|
|EFL Teacher||1,940,000 CRC||+20%|
|eLearning Trainer||1,760,000 CRC||+8%|
|Elementary School Teacher||1,570,000 CRC||-3%|
|Engineering Lecturer||3,380,000 CRC||+110%|
|Engineering Teacher||2,610,000 CRC||+61%|
|English Teacher||1,750,000 CRC||+8%|
|ESL Teacher||2,050,000 CRC||+26%|
|Faculty Assistant||2,530,000 CRC||+56%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||1,810,000 CRC||+12%|
|GED Teacher||1,680,000 CRC||+4%|
|Geography Teacher||1,780,000 CRC||+10%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||2,740,000 CRC||+69%|
|Head of School||3,230,000 CRC||+99%|
|High School Teacher||2,210,000 CRC||+36%|
|History Teacher||1,900,000 CRC||+17%|
|Infant Teacher||1,440,000 CRC||-11%|
|Instructional Assistant||2,030,000 CRC||+25%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||1,500,000 CRC||-8%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||1,620,000 CRC||-0%|
|Law Teacher||2,830,000 CRC||+74%|
|Learning Designer||2,410,000 CRC||+48%|
|Library Assistant||1,300,000 CRC||-20%|
|Library Director||2,380,000 CRC||+47%|
|Library Specialist||1,740,000 CRC||+7%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||1,960,000 CRC||+21%|
|Math Lecturer||3,640,000 CRC||+120%|
|Mathematics Teacher||2,250,000 CRC||+39%|
|Middle School Teacher||2,040,000 CRC||+26%|
|Music Teacher||1,820,000 CRC||+12%|
|Nursery Manager||3,030,000 CRC||+87%|
|Nursery Worker||1,200,000 CRC||-26%|
|Physical Education Specialist||2,090,000 CRC||+29%|
|Physical Education Teacher||1,770,000 CRC||+9%|
|Physics Teacher||2,000,000 CRC||+23%|
|Political Science Teacher||2,020,000 CRC||+24%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||3,150,000 CRC||+94%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||2,090,000 CRC||+29%|
|Preschool Teacher||1,670,000 CRC||+3%|
|Primary School Teacher||1,790,000 CRC||+10%|
|Product Specialist||2,080,000 CRC||+28%|
|Professor - Accounting||3,370,000 CRC||+110%|
|Professor - Architecture||3,610,000 CRC||+120%|
|Professor - Biology||3,330,000 CRC||+110%|
|Professor - Business Administration||3,420,000 CRC||+110%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||3,570,000 CRC||+120%|
|Professor - Chemistry||3,700,000 CRC||+130%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||3,270,000 CRC||+100%|
|Professor - Communication||3,420,000 CRC||+110%|
|Professor - Computer Science||3,430,000 CRC||+110%|
|Professor - Dentistry||3,760,000 CRC||+130%|
|Professor - Drama||3,300,000 CRC||+100%|
|Professor - Economics||3,750,000 CRC||+130%|
|Professor - Education||3,510,000 CRC||+120%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||3,850,000 CRC||+140%|
|Professor - English||3,330,000 CRC||+110%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||3,740,000 CRC||+130%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||3,310,000 CRC||+100%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||3,610,000 CRC||+120%|
|Professor - History||3,470,000 CRC||+110%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||3,280,000 CRC||+100%|
|Professor - Law||3,750,000 CRC||+130%|
|Professor - Legal Support||3,180,000 CRC||+96%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||3,500,000 CRC||+120%|
|Professor - Marketing||3,400,000 CRC||+110%|
|Professor - Mathematics||3,640,000 CRC||+120%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||3,750,000 CRC||+130%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||3,600,000 CRC||+120%|
|Professor - Medicine||4,270,000 CRC||+160%|
|Professor - Music||3,100,000 CRC||+91%|
|Professor - Nursing||3,360,000 CRC||+110%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||3,370,000 CRC||+110%|
|Professor - Philosophy||3,580,000 CRC||+120%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||3,590,000 CRC||+120%|
|Professor - Physics||3,900,000 CRC||+140%|
|Professor - Psychology||3,370,000 CRC||+110%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||3,310,000 CRC||+100%|
|Professor - Social Work||3,100,000 CRC||+91%|
|Professor - Sociology||3,560,000 CRC||+120%|
|Professor - Special Education||3,460,000 CRC||+110%|
|Psychology Teacher||3,010,000 CRC||+85%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||2,820,000 CRC||+74%|
|School Counselor||2,780,000 CRC||+71%|
|Science Educator||1,940,000 CRC||+20%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||1,760,000 CRC||+8%|
|Science Teacher||1,870,000 CRC||+15%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||2,040,000 CRC||+26%|
|Secondary School Teacher||1,870,000 CRC||+15%|
|Special Education Teacher||1,980,000 CRC||+22%|
|Special Needs Assistant||1,700,000 CRC||+5%|
|Statistics Lecturer||3,310,000 CRC||+100%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||1,810,000 CRC||+12%|
|Student Development Specialist||2,220,000 CRC||+37%|
|Student Employment Specialist||2,220,000 CRC||+37%|
|Student Services||1,790,000 CRC||+10%|
|Student Support Manager||2,270,000 CRC||+40%|
|Substitute Teacher||1,650,000 CRC||+2%|
|Teacher Aide||1,580,000 CRC||-3%|
|Teacher Trainer||2,240,000 CRC||+38%|
|Training and Development Specialist||2,600,000 CRC||+60%|
|Training Coordinator||1,730,000 CRC||+7%|
|University Teacher||3,390,000 CRC||+110%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||1,880,000 CRC||+16%|
|San Jose||1,850,000 CRC|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Costa Rica earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.