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Librarian Average Salary in Germany 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Germany?

Average Monthly Salary
7,440 EUR
( 89,300 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Germany typically earns around 7,440 EUR per month. Salaries range from 3,050 EUR (lowest) to 11,500 EUR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Librarian salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Librarian Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Librarian

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Germany range between 3,050 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 11,500 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 7,740 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian are earning less than 7,740 EUR while the other half are earning more than 7,740 EUR. 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 people working as Librarian are earning less than 4,860 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 4,860 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Librarian are earning less than 10,400 EUR while 25% are earning more than 10,400 EUR.

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Librarian Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Germany Librarian

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Librarian salaries by experience level. A Librarian with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 3,510 EUR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,820 EUR per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 6,080 EUR per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Librarian(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 7,340 EUR per month, 21% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 8,600 EUR per month, 17% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 10,700 EUR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

0 - 2 Years
3,510 EUR
2 - 5 Years+37%
4,820 EUR
5 - 10 Years+26%
6,080 EUR
10 - 15 Years+21%
7,340 EUR
15 - 20 Years+17%
8,600 EUR
20+ Years+24%
10,700 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Librarian Salary Comparison By Education

Salary comparison by education level monthly Germany Librarian

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Librarian salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Highschool, the average salary of a Librarian is 3,510 EUR per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 4,440 EUR per month, 26% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 6,200 EUR per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 8,730 EUR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 10,800 EUR per month, 24% more than someone with Master's Degree.

3,510 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+26%
4,440 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+40%
6,200 EUR
Master's Degree+41%
8,730 EUR
10,800 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Librarian Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Germany LibrarianThough gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Librarian employees in Germany earn 7% more than their female counterparts.
7,180 EUR
7,700 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Germany LibrarianWhere can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Librarian employees in Germany earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.
Private Sector
7,270 EUR
Public Sector+5%
7,610 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Librarian Salary Trend and Forecast in Germany

How are Librarian salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany Librarian
Average Salary 2016
6,430 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
6,670 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
6,920 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
7,180 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Librarian salaries in Germany are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 4% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Librarian Average Hourly Wage in Germany

43 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany for Librarian is 43 EUR. This means that the average Librarian in Germany earns approximatly 43 EUR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Librarian VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Librarian and Teaching / Education monthly GermanyWe compared Germany salaries for Librarian, Teaching / Education, and All Jobs and we found that Librarian salaries are 40% less than those of Teaching / Education. We also found out that Teaching / Education salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor12,300 EUR+65%
Academic Coach12,100 EUR+63%
Academic Manager13,500 EUR+81%
Academic Specialist10,000 EUR+34%
Academic Staff9,400 EUR+26%
Accompanist9,860 EUR+33%
Achievement Coach12,100 EUR+63%
Admissions Specialist10,200 EUR+37%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher8,860 EUR+19%
Anthropology Teacher10,000 EUR+34%
Arabic Language Teacher8,690 EUR+17%
Archeology Teacher9,420 EUR+27%
Architecture Teacher11,100 EUR+49%
Archivist8,460 EUR+14%
Art Teacher8,630 EUR+16%
Assistant School Principal12,900 EUR+73%
Assistant Teacher7,880 EUR+6%
Biochemistry Professor 13,200 EUR+77%
Biology Teacher9,880 EUR+33%
Bursary Scheme Manager10,700 EUR+44%
Business Teacher10,400 EUR+40%
Chemistry Teacher9,270 EUR+25%
Child Care Coordinator9,380 EUR+26%
Child Care Worker7,410 EUR-0%
Clinical School Psychologist13,900 EUR+87%
College Aide12,000 EUR+61%
College and Career Readiness Specialist12,500 EUR+68%
College President18,800 EUR+150%
Communications Teacher9,940 EUR+34%
Community Education Officer8,280 EUR+11%
Computer Science Teacher8,710 EUR+17%
Computer Teacher9,350 EUR+26%
Creative Writing Trainer10,900 EUR+46%
Credit Counselor11,700 EUR+57%
Cultural Studies Teacher9,300 EUR+25%
Curriculum Developer12,200 EUR+64%
Curriculum Specialist12,100 EUR+63%
Demonstrator8,200 EUR+10%
Deputy Controller of Examinations11,500 EUR+55%
Director of Learning Technology13,100 EUR+76%
Distance Learning Coordinator10,700 EUR+44%
Economics Lecturer16,500 EUR+120%
Education Administrator11,000 EUR+48%
Education Assistant Director11,900 EUR+60%
Education Assistant Principal10,200 EUR+37%
Education Assistant Professor13,300 EUR+79%
Education Consultant13,900 EUR+87%
Education Coordinator9,600 EUR+29%
Education Counselor11,400 EUR+53%
Education Director17,000 EUR+130%
Education Program Specialist12,200 EUR+64%
Education Researcher13,500 EUR+81%
Education Resource Specialist10,100 EUR+36%
Education Services Facilitator10,400 EUR+40%
Educational Psychologist15,300 EUR+110%
EFL Teacher9,600 EUR+29%
eLearning Trainer8,810 EUR+18%
Elementary School Teacher7,960 EUR+7%
Engineering Lecturer16,300 EUR+120%
Engineering Teacher13,000 EUR+75%
English Teacher8,700 EUR+17%
ESL Teacher9,890 EUR+33%
Faculty Assistant11,800 EUR+59%
Foreign Language Teacher8,890 EUR+19%
GED Teacher8,920 EUR+20%
Geography Teacher9,170 EUR+23%
Head of Mathematics Department12,800 EUR+72%
Head of School15,500 EUR+110%
High School Teacher10,700 EUR+44%
History Teacher9,380 EUR+26%
Infant Teacher7,000 EUR-6%
Instructional Assistant10,200 EUR+37%
Instructor11,000 EUR+48%
Kindergarten Teacher7,840 EUR+5%
Language Instructor For Expatriate7,440 EUR-0%
Law Teacher12,800 EUR+72%
Learning Designer10,900 EUR+46%
Lecturer13,800 EUR+85%
Librarian7,440 EUR-0%
Library Assistant6,430 EUR-14%
Library Director11,200 EUR+51%
Library Specialist8,040 EUR+8%
Life Sciences Teacher9,230 EUR+24%
Math Lecturer17,700 EUR+140%
Mathematics Teacher10,700 EUR+44%
Mentor10,400 EUR+40%
Middle School Teacher9,860 EUR+33%
Music Teacher9,160 EUR+23%
Nursery Manager14,600 EUR+96%
Nursery Worker5,920 EUR-20%
Paraprofessional12,300 EUR+65%
Physical Education Specialist9,920 EUR+33%
Physical Education Teacher8,330 EUR+12%
Physics Teacher 9,480 EUR+27%
Political Science Teacher9,750 EUR+31%
Post Doctoral Researcher15,300 EUR+110%
Preschool Education Administrator10,800 EUR+45%
Preschool Teacher7,900 EUR+6%
Primary School Teacher8,640 EUR+16%
Principal13,200 EUR+77%
Product Specialist10,900 EUR+46%
Professor - Accounting17,600 EUR+140%
Professor - Architecture17,600 EUR+140%
Professor - Biology16,700 EUR+120%
Professor - Business Administration15,900 EUR+110%
Professor - Chemical Engineering17,100 EUR+130%
Professor - Chemistry18,300 EUR+150%
Professor - Civil Engineering16,600 EUR+120%
Professor - Communication16,200 EUR+120%
Professor - Computer Science16,700 EUR+120%
Professor - Dentistry17,100 EUR+130%
Professor - Drama17,000 EUR+130%
Professor - Economics18,000 EUR+140%
Professor - Education17,400 EUR+130%
Professor - Electrical Engineering17,800 EUR+140%
Professor - English15,800 EUR+110%
Professor - Environmental Engineering16,600 EUR+120%
Professor - Foreign Languages16,700 EUR+120%
Professor - Geological Sciences16,900 EUR+130%
Professor - History16,800 EUR+130%
Professor - Industrial Engineering16,300 EUR+120%
Professor - Law17,300 EUR+130%
Professor - Legal Support16,700 EUR+120%
Professor - Liberal Arts17,200 EUR+130%
Professor - Marketing17,600 EUR+140%
Professor - Mathematics18,400 EUR+150%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering17,600 EUR+140%
Professor - Medical Administration17,400 EUR+130%
Professor - Medicine19,500 EUR+160%
Professor - Music15,900 EUR+110%
Professor - Nursing16,100 EUR+120%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences16,600 EUR+120%
Professor - Philosophy16,400 EUR+120%
Professor - Physical Therapy18,700 EUR+150%
Professor - Physics18,900 EUR+150%
Professor - Psychology16,900 EUR+130%
Professor - Rehabilitation15,400 EUR+110%
Professor - Social Work14,900 EUR+100%
Professor - Sociology15,900 EUR+110%
Professor - Special Education17,600 EUR+140%
Psychology Teacher13,600 EUR+83%
Public Management Assistant Professor13,800 EUR+85%
School Counselor12,700 EUR+71%
Science Educator9,420 EUR+27%
Science Laboratory Assistant8,760 EUR+18%
Science Teacher9,600 EUR+29%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher9,340 EUR+26%
Secondary School Teacher9,510 EUR+28%
Special Education Teacher9,900 EUR+33%
Special Needs Assistant8,310 EUR+12%
Statistics Lecturer15,600 EUR+110%
Student Accounts Coordinator8,820 EUR+19%
Student Development Specialist11,000 EUR+48%
Student Employment Specialist10,300 EUR+38%
Student Services8,850 EUR+19%
Student Support Manager11,700 EUR+57%
Substitute Teacher7,810 EUR+5%
Teacher8,820 EUR+19%
Teacher Aide7,290 EUR-2%
Teacher Trainer11,300 EUR+52%
Training and Development Specialist12,200 EUR+64%
Training Coordinator8,360 EUR+12%
Tutor9,080 EUR+22%
University Teacher15,600 EUR+110%
Vocational Education Teacher8,930 EUR+20%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin8,440 EUR
Bremen7,600 EUR
Dortmund7,330 EUR
Dresden7,240 EUR
Dusseldorf8,020 EUR
Essen7,670 EUR
Frankfurt8,010 EUR
Hamburg8,330 EUR
Hannover7,010 EUR
Koln8,120 EUR
Leipzig7,360 EUR
Munchen8,230 EUR
Nurnberg6,960 EUR
Stuttgart7,750 EUR
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