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Librarian Average Salary in Cuba 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Cuba?

Average Monthly Salary
15,300 CUP
( 183,000 CUP yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Cuba typically earns around 15,300 CUP per month. Salaries range from 7,940 CUP (lowest) to 23,300 CUP (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 Cuba

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Cuba range from 7,940 CUP per month (minimum salary) to 23,300 CUP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 14,600 CUP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 14,600 CUP while the other half are earning more than 14,600 CUP. 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 10,200 CUP while 75% of them are earning more than 10,200 CUP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 18,200 CUP while 25% are earning more than 18,200 CUP.

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 9,010 CUP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 12,100 CUP 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 15,700 CUP 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 19,000 CUP 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 20,800 CUP 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 21,900 CUP per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Cuba

0 - 2 Years
9,010 CUP
2 - 5 Years+34%
12,100 CUP
5 - 10 Years+30%
15,700 CUP
10 - 15 Years+21%
19,000 CUP
15 - 20 Years+9%
20,800 CUP
20+ Years+5%
21,900 CUP
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 11,300 CUP per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 20,400 CUP per month, 80% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Cuba

Certificate or Diploma
11,300 CUP
Bachelor's Degree+80%
20,400 CUP
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 Cuba earn 10% less than their female counterparts on average.

14,600 CUP
16,300 CUP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Cuba for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Cuba

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


Librarian(s) in Cuba 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.

Cuba / 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 Cuba is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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

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

88 CUP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Cuba is 88 CUP. This means that the average Librarian in Cuba earns approximately 88 CUP 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 34% 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 Advisor22,000 CUP+44%
Academic Coach23,100 CUP+51%
Academic Manager27,200 CUP+78%
Academic Specialist19,600 CUP+28%
Academic Staff17,900 CUP+17%
Accompanist18,400 CUP+21%
Achievement Coach22,500 CUP+47%
Admissions Specialist20,100 CUP+32%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher17,800 CUP+17%
Anthropology Teacher18,400 CUP+21%
Arabic Language Teacher16,500 CUP+8%
Archeology Teacher19,100 CUP+25%
Architecture Teacher19,800 CUP+30%
Archivist16,000 CUP+5%
Art Teacher16,200 CUP+6%
Assistant School Principal23,000 CUP+51%
Assistant Teacher15,100 CUP-1%
Biochemistry Professor 31,800 CUP+110%
Biology Teacher19,000 CUP+25%
Bursary Scheme Manager21,000 CUP+38%
Business Teacher19,700 CUP+29%
Chemistry Teacher17,300 CUP+13%
Child Care Coordinator18,900 CUP+24%
Child Care Worker14,500 CUP-5%
Clinical School Psychologist25,600 CUP+68%
College Aide23,600 CUP+55%
College and Career Readiness Specialist24,000 CUP+57%
College President40,100 CUP+160%
Communications Teacher17,700 CUP+16%
Community Education Officer15,900 CUP+4%
Computer Science Teacher16,500 CUP+8%
Computer Teacher17,400 CUP+14%
Creative Writing Trainer20,500 CUP+34%
Credit Counselor21,600 CUP+42%
Cultural Studies Teacher16,700 CUP+9%
Curriculum Developer22,600 CUP+48%
Curriculum Specialist23,400 CUP+53%
Demonstrator15,800 CUP+4%
Deputy Controller of Examinations22,000 CUP+44%
Director of Learning Technology24,000 CUP+57%
Distance Learning Coordinator19,100 CUP+25%
Economics Lecturer31,300 CUP+110%
Education Administrator20,800 CUP+36%
Education Assistant Director24,000 CUP+57%
Education Assistant Principal19,700 CUP+29%
Education Assistant Professor24,400 CUP+60%
Education Consultant25,700 CUP+68%
Education Coordinator18,600 CUP+22%
Education Counselor21,600 CUP+42%
Education Director31,300 CUP+110%
Education Program Specialist22,100 CUP+45%
Education Researcher26,400 CUP+73%
Education Resource Specialist19,200 CUP+26%
Education Services Facilitator21,400 CUP+40%
Educational Psychologist27,600 CUP+81%
EFL Teacher19,100 CUP+25%
eLearning Trainer16,500 CUP+8%
Elementary School Teacher15,000 CUP-2%
Engineering Lecturer29,900 CUP+96%
Engineering Teacher26,100 CUP+71%
English Teacher17,500 CUP+15%
ESL Teacher18,100 CUP+19%
Faculty Assistant21,600 CUP+42%
Foreign Language Teacher16,400 CUP+7%
GED Teacher16,200 CUP+6%
Geography Teacher16,600 CUP+9%
Head of Mathematics Department23,300 CUP+53%
Head of School30,200 CUP+98%
High School Teacher20,600 CUP+35%
History Teacher17,900 CUP+17%
Infant Teacher13,400 CUP-12%
Instructional Assistant18,200 CUP+19%
Instructor19,900 CUP+30%
Kindergarten Teacher14,300 CUP-6%
Language Instructor For Expatriate15,300 CUP+0%
Law Teacher24,900 CUP+63%
Learning Designer21,100 CUP+38%
Lecturer30,700 CUP+100%
Librarian15,300 CUP+0%
Library Assistant12,700 CUP-17%
Library Director21,400 CUP+40%
Library Specialist15,500 CUP+2%
Life Sciences Teacher17,800 CUP+17%
Math Lecturer33,900 CUP+120%
Mathematics Teacher19,600 CUP+28%
Mentor20,800 CUP+36%
Middle School Teacher18,400 CUP+21%
Music Teacher16,200 CUP+6%
Nursery Manager26,500 CUP+74%
Nursery Worker11,600 CUP-24%
Paraprofessional24,000 CUP+57%
Physical Education Specialist20,600 CUP+35%
Physical Education Teacher16,200 CUP+6%
Physics Teacher 17,700 CUP+16%
Political Science Teacher18,300 CUP+20%
Post Doctoral Researcher29,600 CUP+94%
Preschool Education Administrator19,500 CUP+28%
Preschool Teacher14,400 CUP-6%
Primary School Teacher15,900 CUP+4%
Principal25,700 CUP+68%
Product Specialist19,800 CUP+30%
Professor - Accounting31,800 CUP+110%
Professor - Architecture34,200 CUP+120%
Professor - Biology31,600 CUP+110%
Professor - Business Administration32,500 CUP+110%
Professor - Chemical Engineering34,100 CUP+120%
Professor - Chemistry32,100 CUP+110%
Professor - Civil Engineering31,400 CUP+110%
Professor - Communication29,800 CUP+95%
Professor - Computer Science33,100 CUP+120%
Professor - Dentistry33,000 CUP+120%
Professor - Drama32,100 CUP+110%
Professor - Economics33,100 CUP+120%
Professor - Education34,300 CUP+120%
Professor - Electrical Engineering34,200 CUP+120%
Professor - English29,600 CUP+94%
Professor - Environmental Engineering33,500 CUP+120%
Professor - Foreign Languages29,600 CUP+94%
Professor - Geological Sciences32,400 CUP+110%
Professor - History31,200 CUP+100%
Professor - Industrial Engineering32,700 CUP+110%
Professor - Law34,000 CUP+120%
Professor - Legal Support31,900 CUP+110%
Professor - Liberal Arts31,900 CUP+110%
Professor - Marketing33,300 CUP+120%
Professor - Mathematics36,800 CUP+140%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering34,400 CUP+130%
Professor - Medical Administration33,100 CUP+120%
Professor - Medicine39,400 CUP+160%
Professor - Music28,700 CUP+88%
Professor - Nursing31,200 CUP+100%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences31,400 CUP+110%
Professor - Philosophy33,500 CUP+120%
Professor - Physical Therapy33,600 CUP+120%
Professor - Physics36,600 CUP+140%
Professor - Psychology31,800 CUP+110%
Professor - Rehabilitation28,300 CUP+85%
Professor - Social Work29,400 CUP+93%
Professor - Sociology30,700 CUP+100%
Professor - Special Education33,000 CUP+120%
Psychology Teacher27,000 CUP+77%
Public Management Assistant Professor27,500 CUP+80%
School Counselor25,600 CUP+68%
Science Educator18,000 CUP+18%
Science Laboratory Assistant16,300 CUP+7%
Science Teacher17,400 CUP+14%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher19,100 CUP+25%
Secondary School Teacher17,900 CUP+17%
Special Education Teacher18,800 CUP+23%
Special Needs Assistant15,400 CUP+1%
Statistics Lecturer30,800 CUP+100%
Student Accounts Coordinator17,600 CUP+15%
Student Development Specialist21,900 CUP+44%
Student Employment Specialist19,800 CUP+30%
Student Services15,500 CUP+2%
Student Support Manager22,200 CUP+45%
Substitute Teacher14,400 CUP-6%
Teacher16,100 CUP+6%
Teacher Aide14,000 CUP-8%
Teacher Trainer22,600 CUP+48%
Training and Development Specialist23,500 CUP+54%
Training Coordinator15,700 CUP+3%
Tutor18,100 CUP+19%
University Teacher31,900 CUP+110%
Vocational Education Teacher16,700 CUP+9%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Camaguey13,900 CUP
Havana15,900 CUP
Holguin13,200 CUP
Santiago de Cuba15,200 CUP

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

Private Sector
20,600 CUP
Public Sector+11%
22,800 CUP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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