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Librarian Average Salary in Faroe Islands 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Faroe Islands?

Average Monthly Salary
18,000 DKK
( 216,000 DKK yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Faroe Islands typically earns around 18,000 DKK per month. Salaries range from 8,800 DKK (lowest) to 28,000 DKK (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 Faroe Islands

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Faroe Islands range from 8,800 DKK per month (minimum salary) to 28,000 DKK per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 18,300 DKK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 18,300 DKK while the other half are earning more than 18,300 DKK. 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 12,200 DKK while 75% of them are earning more than 12,200 DKK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 23,600 DKK while 25% are earning more than 23,600 DKK.

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 10,400 DKK per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 13,400 DKK 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 18,500 DKK 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 22,900 DKK 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 24,600 DKK 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 26,200 DKK per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Faroe Islands

0 - 2 Years
10,400 DKK
2 - 5 Years+29%
13,400 DKK
5 - 10 Years+38%
18,500 DKK
10 - 15 Years+24%
22,900 DKK
15 - 20 Years+7%
24,600 DKK
20+ Years+7%
26,200 DKK
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 14,800 DKK per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 22,600 DKK per month, 53% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Faroe Islands

Certificate or Diploma
14,800 DKK
Bachelor's Degree+53%
22,600 DKK
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 Faroe Islands earn 10% less than their female counterparts on average.

16,800 DKK
18,700 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Faroe Islands for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Faroe Islands

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


Librarian(s) in Faroe 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.

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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.

Faroe Islands / 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 Faroe Islands is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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

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

87% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 13% 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 Faroe Islands

100 DKK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Faroe Islands is 100 DKK. This means that the average Librarian in Faroe Islands earns approximately 100 DKK 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 Advisor27,900 DKK+55%
Academic Coach26,800 DKK+49%
Academic Manager32,600 DKK+81%
Academic Specialist24,000 DKK+34%
Academic Staff20,100 DKK+12%
Accompanist21,700 DKK+21%
Achievement Coach28,300 DKK+58%
Admissions Specialist23,100 DKK+29%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher22,000 DKK+22%
Anthropology Teacher23,000 DKK+28%
Arabic Language Teacher21,200 DKK+18%
Archeology Teacher23,000 DKK+28%
Architecture Teacher24,300 DKK+35%
Archivist17,900 DKK-0%
Art Teacher19,200 DKK+7%
Assistant School Principal28,100 DKK+56%
Assistant Teacher18,800 DKK+5%
Biochemistry Professor 37,600 DKK+110%
Biology Teacher21,300 DKK+19%
Bursary Scheme Manager24,800 DKK+38%
Business Teacher22,000 DKK+22%
Chemistry Teacher21,900 DKK+22%
Child Care Coordinator21,900 DKK+22%
Child Care Worker17,200 DKK-4%
Clinical School Psychologist31,000 DKK+73%
College Aide28,100 DKK+56%
College and Career Readiness Specialist28,900 DKK+61%
College President48,200 DKK+170%
Communications Teacher22,400 DKK+25%
Community Education Officer17,900 DKK-0%
Computer Science Teacher19,800 DKK+10%
Computer Teacher21,200 DKK+18%
Creative Writing Trainer24,400 DKK+36%
Credit Counselor25,400 DKK+41%
Cultural Studies Teacher21,300 DKK+19%
Curriculum Developer27,500 DKK+53%
Curriculum Specialist27,400 DKK+53%
Demonstrator19,800 DKK+10%
Deputy Controller of Examinations25,600 DKK+43%
Director of Learning Technology28,000 DKK+56%
Distance Learning Coordinator24,300 DKK+35%
Economics Lecturer37,400 DKK+110%
Education Administrator24,700 DKK+38%
Education Assistant Director29,000 DKK+61%
Education Assistant Principal23,000 DKK+28%
Education Assistant Professor30,600 DKK+70%
Education Consultant31,200 DKK+74%
Education Coordinator23,400 DKK+30%
Education Counselor25,000 DKK+39%
Education Director36,700 DKK+100%
Education Program Specialist27,400 DKK+53%
Education Researcher30,000 DKK+67%
Education Resource Specialist24,500 DKK+36%
Education Services Facilitator25,200 DKK+40%
Educational Psychologist33,000 DKK+84%
EFL Teacher22,700 DKK+26%
eLearning Trainer20,200 DKK+12%
Elementary School Teacher17,900 DKK-0%
Engineering Lecturer34,800 DKK+94%
Engineering Teacher31,300 DKK+74%
English Teacher21,000 DKK+17%
ESL Teacher21,200 DKK+18%
Faculty Assistant27,000 DKK+50%
Foreign Language Teacher20,600 DKK+15%
GED Teacher18,700 DKK+4%
Geography Teacher20,600 DKK+15%
Head of Mathematics Department29,000 DKK+61%
Head of School34,400 DKK+92%
High School Teacher24,900 DKK+39%
History Teacher22,900 DKK+27%
Infant Teacher16,100 DKK-10%
Instructional Assistant23,000 DKK+28%
Instructor23,800 DKK+32%
Kindergarten Teacher17,100 DKK-5%
Language Instructor For Expatriate18,000 DKK+0%
Law Teacher31,300 DKK+74%
Learning Designer26,400 DKK+47%
Lecturer38,500 DKK+110%
Librarian18,000 DKK+0%
Library Assistant15,000 DKK-16%
Library Director24,900 DKK+39%
Library Specialist18,800 DKK+5%
Life Sciences Teacher20,700 DKK+15%
Math Lecturer40,900 DKK+130%
Mathematics Teacher23,700 DKK+32%
Mentor24,200 DKK+35%
Middle School Teacher21,700 DKK+21%
Music Teacher20,400 DKK+14%
Nursery Manager30,800 DKK+71%
Nursery Worker13,700 DKK-24%
Paraprofessional29,200 DKK+63%
Physical Education Specialist23,000 DKK+28%
Physical Education Teacher19,100 DKK+6%
Physics Teacher 21,800 DKK+21%
Political Science Teacher21,700 DKK+21%
Post Doctoral Researcher35,800 DKK+99%
Preschool Education Administrator24,200 DKK+35%
Preschool Teacher17,400 DKK-3%
Primary School Teacher18,600 DKK+4%
Principal29,900 DKK+66%
Product Specialist23,800 DKK+32%
Professor - Accounting38,100 DKK+110%
Professor - Architecture41,500 DKK+130%
Professor - Biology39,000 DKK+120%
Professor - Business Administration37,000 DKK+110%
Professor - Chemical Engineering39,300 DKK+120%
Professor - Chemistry41,500 DKK+130%
Professor - Civil Engineering37,400 DKK+110%
Professor - Communication36,000 DKK+100%
Professor - Computer Science40,700 DKK+130%
Professor - Dentistry41,200 DKK+130%
Professor - Drama36,900 DKK+110%
Professor - Economics38,600 DKK+110%
Professor - Education40,800 DKK+130%
Professor - Electrical Engineering41,200 DKK+130%
Professor - English36,300 DKK+100%
Professor - Environmental Engineering41,600 DKK+130%
Professor - Foreign Languages37,500 DKK+110%
Professor - Geological Sciences37,700 DKK+110%
Professor - History36,900 DKK+110%
Professor - Industrial Engineering39,300 DKK+120%
Professor - Law41,400 DKK+130%
Professor - Legal Support35,800 DKK+99%
Professor - Liberal Arts40,100 DKK+120%
Professor - Marketing38,400 DKK+110%
Professor - Mathematics42,600 DKK+140%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering40,400 DKK+120%
Professor - Medical Administration39,600 DKK+120%
Professor - Medicine47,800 DKK+170%
Professor - Music35,500 DKK+98%
Professor - Nursing35,400 DKK+97%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences40,000 DKK+120%
Professor - Philosophy39,200 DKK+120%
Professor - Physical Therapy40,000 DKK+120%
Professor - Physics44,300 DKK+150%
Professor - Psychology39,100 DKK+120%
Professor - Rehabilitation35,400 DKK+97%
Professor - Social Work33,700 DKK+88%
Professor - Sociology39,600 DKK+120%
Professor - Special Education39,100 DKK+120%
Psychology Teacher31,400 DKK+75%
Public Management Assistant Professor33,900 DKK+89%
School Counselor29,800 DKK+66%
Science Educator21,600 DKK+20%
Science Laboratory Assistant19,900 DKK+11%
Science Teacher21,600 DKK+20%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher22,500 DKK+25%
Secondary School Teacher21,200 DKK+18%
Special Education Teacher23,200 DKK+29%
Special Needs Assistant19,200 DKK+7%
Statistics Lecturer36,600 DKK+100%
Student Accounts Coordinator21,700 DKK+21%
Student Development Specialist26,000 DKK+45%
Student Employment Specialist24,000 DKK+34%
Student Services20,100 DKK+12%
Student Support Manager25,600 DKK+43%
Substitute Teacher17,400 DKK-3%
Teacher18,700 DKK+4%
Teacher Aide16,900 DKK-6%
Teacher Trainer26,200 DKK+46%
Training and Development Specialist27,400 DKK+53%
Training Coordinator18,600 DKK+4%
Tutor21,700 DKK+21%
University Teacher37,600 DKK+110%
Vocational Education Teacher20,500 DKK+14%

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 Faroe Islands earn 17% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
24,900 DKK
Public Sector+17%
29,200 DKK
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