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Librarian Average Salary in Ethiopia 2021

How much money does a Librarian make in Ethiopia?

Average Monthly Salary
5,930 ETB
( 71,100 ETB yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Ethiopia typically earns around 5,930 ETB per month. Salaries range from 2,730 ETB (lowest) to 9,420 ETB (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 Ethiopia

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Ethiopia range from 2,730 ETB per month (minimum salary) to 9,420 ETB per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 6,400 ETB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 6,400 ETB while the other half are earning more than 6,400 ETB. 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 4,110 ETB while 75% of them are earning more than 4,110 ETB. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 8,540 ETB while 25% are earning more than 8,540 ETB.

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 3,090 ETB per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,130 ETB 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 6,110 ETB per month, 48% 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 7,450 ETB 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 8,120 ETB 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 8,790 ETB per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Ethiopia

0 - 2 Years
3,090 ETB
2 - 5 Years+34%
4,130 ETB
5 - 10 Years+48%
6,110 ETB
10 - 15 Years+22%
7,450 ETB
15 - 20 Years+9%
8,120 ETB
20+ Years+8%
8,790 ETB
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 3,600 ETB per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 6,940 ETB per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Ethiopia

Certificate or Diploma
3,600 ETB
Bachelor's Degree+93%
6,940 ETB
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 Ethiopia earn 16% less than their female counterparts on average.

5,420 ETB
6,430 ETB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ethiopia for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ethiopia

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


Librarian(s) in Ethiopia 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.

Ethiopia / 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 Ethiopia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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

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

85% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 15% 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 Ethiopia

34 ETB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ethiopia is 34 ETB. This means that the average Librarian in Ethiopia earns approximately 34 ETB 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 37% 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 Advisor9,470 ETB+60%
Academic Coach9,430 ETB+59%
Academic Manager10,300 ETB+74%
Academic Specialist8,370 ETB+41%
Academic Staff7,020 ETB+18%
Accompanist7,620 ETB+29%
Achievement Coach8,930 ETB+51%
Admissions Specialist7,840 ETB+32%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher7,310 ETB+23%
Anthropology Teacher7,070 ETB+19%
Arabic Language Teacher7,000 ETB+18%
Archeology Teacher7,740 ETB+31%
Architecture Teacher8,160 ETB+38%
Archivist5,880 ETB-1%
Art Teacher6,490 ETB+10%
Assistant School Principal9,470 ETB+60%
Assistant Teacher6,320 ETB+7%
Biochemistry Professor 12,600 ETB+110%
Biology Teacher7,170 ETB+21%
Bursary Scheme Manager8,290 ETB+40%
Business Teacher7,220 ETB+22%
Chemistry Teacher7,340 ETB+24%
Child Care Coordinator7,340 ETB+24%
Child Care Worker5,740 ETB-3%
Clinical School Psychologist11,100 ETB+87%
College Aide9,020 ETB+52%
College and Career Readiness Specialist9,260 ETB+56%
College President16,000 ETB+170%
Communications Teacher7,130 ETB+20%
Community Education Officer6,010 ETB+1%
Computer Science Teacher6,850 ETB+16%
Computer Teacher7,060 ETB+19%
Creative Writing Trainer8,790 ETB+48%
Credit Counselor9,280 ETB+57%
Cultural Studies Teacher6,970 ETB+18%
Curriculum Developer9,500 ETB+60%
Curriculum Specialist8,930 ETB+51%
Demonstrator6,400 ETB+8%
Deputy Controller of Examinations8,980 ETB+52%
Director of Learning Technology9,970 ETB+68%
Distance Learning Coordinator8,250 ETB+39%
Economics Lecturer12,900 ETB+120%
Education Administrator8,050 ETB+36%
Education Assistant Director9,760 ETB+65%
Education Assistant Principal7,780 ETB+31%
Education Assistant Professor10,400 ETB+76%
Education Consultant9,750 ETB+65%
Education Coordinator8,040 ETB+36%
Education Counselor8,570 ETB+45%
Education Director12,600 ETB+110%
Education Program Specialist9,090 ETB+53%
Education Researcher9,950 ETB+68%
Education Resource Specialist8,110 ETB+37%
Education Services Facilitator8,300 ETB+40%
Educational Psychologist10,900 ETB+84%
EFL Teacher7,020 ETB+18%
eLearning Trainer6,470 ETB+9%
Elementary School Teacher5,820 ETB-2%
Engineering Lecturer12,400 ETB+110%
Engineering Teacher9,920 ETB+67%
English Teacher6,650 ETB+12%
ESL Teacher7,530 ETB+27%
Faculty Assistant9,190 ETB+55%
Foreign Language Teacher6,740 ETB+14%
GED Teacher6,500 ETB+10%
Geography Teacher6,850 ETB+16%
Head of Mathematics Department10,200 ETB+72%
Head of School11,400 ETB+92%
High School Teacher7,990 ETB+35%
History Teacher7,550 ETB+27%
Infant Teacher5,350 ETB-10%
Instructional Assistant7,340 ETB+24%
Instructor7,830 ETB+32%
Kindergarten Teacher5,990 ETB+1%
Language Instructor For Expatriate5,930 ETB+0%
Law Teacher10,800 ETB+82%
Learning Designer8,530 ETB+44%
Lecturer12,600 ETB+110%
Librarian5,930 ETB+0%
Library Assistant4,830 ETB-18%
Library Director8,760 ETB+48%
Library Specialist6,420 ETB+8%
Life Sciences Teacher7,020 ETB+18%
Math Lecturer13,100 ETB+120%
Mathematics Teacher8,500 ETB+43%
Mentor8,110 ETB+37%
Middle School Teacher7,620 ETB+29%
Music Teacher6,760 ETB+14%
Nursery Manager10,300 ETB+74%
Nursery Worker4,580 ETB-23%
Paraprofessional9,580 ETB+62%
Physical Education Specialist7,830 ETB+32%
Physical Education Teacher6,630 ETB+12%
Physics Teacher 7,700 ETB+30%
Political Science Teacher7,330 ETB+24%
Post Doctoral Researcher11,100 ETB+87%
Preschool Education Administrator8,020 ETB+35%
Preschool Teacher5,870 ETB-1%
Primary School Teacher6,390 ETB+8%
Principal10,000 ETB+69%
Product Specialist8,320 ETB+40%
Professor - Accounting12,500 ETB+110%
Professor - Architecture13,600 ETB+130%
Professor - Biology12,800 ETB+120%
Professor - Business Administration12,100 ETB+100%
Professor - Chemical Engineering14,200 ETB+140%
Professor - Chemistry13,500 ETB+130%
Professor - Civil Engineering12,200 ETB+110%
Professor - Communication12,900 ETB+120%
Professor - Computer Science13,200 ETB+120%
Professor - Dentistry13,300 ETB+120%
Professor - Drama11,900 ETB+100%
Professor - Economics13,700 ETB+130%
Professor - Education13,100 ETB+120%
Professor - Electrical Engineering13,200 ETB+120%
Professor - English12,800 ETB+120%
Professor - Environmental Engineering13,300 ETB+120%
Professor - Foreign Languages11,900 ETB+100%
Professor - Geological Sciences13,200 ETB+120%
Professor - History13,000 ETB+120%
Professor - Industrial Engineering12,500 ETB+110%
Professor - Law14,500 ETB+140%
Professor - Legal Support12,500 ETB+110%
Professor - Liberal Arts12,700 ETB+110%
Professor - Marketing13,200 ETB+120%
Professor - Mathematics13,400 ETB+130%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering14,000 ETB+140%
Professor - Medical Administration13,700 ETB+130%
Professor - Medicine14,900 ETB+150%
Professor - Music12,200 ETB+110%
Professor - Nursing12,200 ETB+110%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences12,400 ETB+110%
Professor - Philosophy13,400 ETB+130%
Professor - Physical Therapy13,700 ETB+130%
Professor - Physics13,700 ETB+130%
Professor - Psychology13,300 ETB+120%
Professor - Rehabilitation12,000 ETB+100%
Professor - Social Work11,400 ETB+92%
Professor - Sociology13,400 ETB+130%
Professor - Special Education13,200 ETB+120%
Psychology Teacher11,000 ETB+86%
Public Management Assistant Professor10,600 ETB+79%
School Counselor9,970 ETB+68%
Science Educator7,200 ETB+22%
Science Laboratory Assistant6,620 ETB+12%
Science Teacher7,170 ETB+21%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher7,430 ETB+25%
Secondary School Teacher7,160 ETB+21%
Special Education Teacher7,590 ETB+28%
Special Needs Assistant6,300 ETB+6%
Statistics Lecturer13,000 ETB+120%
Student Accounts Coordinator6,770 ETB+14%
Student Development Specialist8,050 ETB+36%
Student Employment Specialist8,190 ETB+38%
Student Services6,560 ETB+11%
Student Support Manager8,790 ETB+48%
Substitute Teacher6,230 ETB+5%
Teacher6,250 ETB+5%
Teacher Aide5,410 ETB-9%
Teacher Trainer8,240 ETB+39%
Training and Development Specialist9,290 ETB+57%
Training Coordinator6,280 ETB+6%
Tutor7,140 ETB+21%
University Teacher12,400 ETB+110%
Vocational Education Teacher7,250 ETB+22%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Adis Abeba6,450 ETB
Gonder6,040 ETB
Mekele5,360 ETB

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 Ethiopia earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
8,190 ETB
Public Sector+14%
9,340 ETB
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