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Librarian Average Salary in Guatemala 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Guatemala?

Average Monthly Salary
6,840 GTQ
( 82,100 GTQ yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Guatemala typically earns around 6,840 GTQ per month. Salaries range from 3,350 GTQ (lowest) to 10,700 GTQ (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 Guatemala

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Guatemala range from 3,350 GTQ per month (minimum salary) to 10,700 GTQ per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 6,980 GTQ per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 6,980 GTQ while the other half are earning more than 6,980 GTQ. 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 4,650 GTQ while 75% of them are earning more than 4,650 GTQ. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 9,000 GTQ while 25% are earning more than 9,000 GTQ.

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 3,970 GTQ per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,110 GTQ 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 7,050 GTQ 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 8,730 GTQ 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 9,350 GTQ 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 9,980 GTQ per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Guatemala

0 - 2 Years
3,970 GTQ
2 - 5 Years+29%
5,110 GTQ
5 - 10 Years+38%
7,050 GTQ
10 - 15 Years+24%
8,730 GTQ
15 - 20 Years+7%
9,350 GTQ
20+ Years+7%
9,980 GTQ
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 5,620 GTQ per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 8,620 GTQ per month, 53% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Guatemala

Certificate or Diploma
5,620 GTQ
Bachelor's Degree+53%
8,620 GTQ
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 Guatemala earn 9% less than their female counterparts on average.

6,440 GTQ
7,110 GTQ
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Guatemala for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Guatemala

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


Librarian(s) in Guatemala are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 20 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 19 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.

Guatemala / 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 Guatemala is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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

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

73% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 27% 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 Guatemala

39 GTQ per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Guatemala is 39 GTQ. This means that the average Librarian in Guatemala earns approximately 39 GTQ 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 38% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Academic Advisor11,100 GTQ+62%
Academic Coach10,500 GTQ+54%
Academic Manager11,900 GTQ+74%
Academic Specialist8,920 GTQ+30%
Academic Staff7,620 GTQ+11%
Accompanist8,630 GTQ+26%
Achievement Coach10,900 GTQ+59%
Admissions Specialist9,240 GTQ+35%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher7,950 GTQ+16%
Anthropology Teacher8,160 GTQ+19%
Arabic Language Teacher7,920 GTQ+16%
Archeology Teacher8,760 GTQ+28%
Architecture Teacher9,420 GTQ+38%
Archivist7,210 GTQ+5%
Art Teacher7,960 GTQ+16%
Assistant School Principal10,900 GTQ+59%
Assistant Teacher7,440 GTQ+9%
Biochemistry Professor 14,200 GTQ+110%
Biology Teacher8,450 GTQ+24%
Bursary Scheme Manager9,370 GTQ+37%
Business Teacher8,850 GTQ+29%
Chemistry Teacher7,990 GTQ+17%
Child Care Coordinator8,140 GTQ+19%
Child Care Worker6,490 GTQ-5%
Clinical School Psychologist12,300 GTQ+80%
College Aide10,000 GTQ+46%
College and Career Readiness Specialist11,600 GTQ+70%
College President18,500 GTQ+170%
Communications Teacher8,570 GTQ+25%
Community Education Officer7,080 GTQ+4%
Computer Science Teacher8,070 GTQ+18%
Computer Teacher8,310 GTQ+21%
Creative Writing Trainer9,560 GTQ+40%
Credit Counselor10,700 GTQ+56%
Cultural Studies Teacher8,040 GTQ+18%
Curriculum Developer11,400 GTQ+67%
Curriculum Specialist10,500 GTQ+54%
Demonstrator7,390 GTQ+8%
Deputy Controller of Examinations9,970 GTQ+46%
Director of Learning Technology10,800 GTQ+58%
Distance Learning Coordinator9,700 GTQ+42%
Economics Lecturer13,800 GTQ+100%
Education Administrator9,670 GTQ+41%
Education Assistant Director11,000 GTQ+61%
Education Assistant Principal9,340 GTQ+37%
Education Assistant Professor12,000 GTQ+75%
Education Consultant11,700 GTQ+71%
Education Coordinator9,110 GTQ+33%
Education Counselor9,900 GTQ+45%
Education Director14,800 GTQ+120%
Education Program Specialist10,900 GTQ+59%
Education Researcher12,200 GTQ+78%
Education Resource Specialist9,180 GTQ+34%
Education Services Facilitator9,580 GTQ+40%
Educational Psychologist12,800 GTQ+87%
EFL Teacher8,440 GTQ+23%
eLearning Trainer7,470 GTQ+9%
Elementary School Teacher7,000 GTQ+2%
Engineering Lecturer13,500 GTQ+97%
Engineering Teacher11,500 GTQ+68%
English Teacher7,680 GTQ+12%
ESL Teacher8,190 GTQ+20%
Faculty Assistant10,600 GTQ+55%
Foreign Language Teacher7,630 GTQ+12%
GED Teacher7,360 GTQ+8%
Geography Teacher8,220 GTQ+20%
Head of Mathematics Department10,900 GTQ+59%
Head of School14,000 GTQ+100%
High School Teacher9,040 GTQ+32%
History Teacher8,550 GTQ+25%
Infant Teacher6,170 GTQ-10%
Instructional Assistant8,820 GTQ+29%
Instructor9,230 GTQ+35%
Kindergarten Teacher6,920 GTQ+1%
Language Instructor For Expatriate6,840 GTQ=
Law Teacher12,200 GTQ+78%
Learning Designer9,850 GTQ+44%
Lecturer14,300 GTQ+110%
Librarian6,840 GTQ=
Library Assistant5,360 GTQ-22%
Library Director9,720 GTQ+42%
Library Specialist7,120 GTQ+4%
Life Sciences Teacher8,430 GTQ+23%
Math Lecturer14,900 GTQ+120%
Mathematics Teacher9,440 GTQ+38%
Mentor8,990 GTQ+31%
Middle School Teacher8,630 GTQ+26%
Music Teacher7,490 GTQ+10%
Nursery Manager12,600 GTQ+84%
Nursery Worker5,180 GTQ-24%
Paraprofessional11,500 GTQ+68%
Physical Education Specialist8,860 GTQ+30%
Physical Education Teacher7,650 GTQ+12%
Physics Teacher 8,880 GTQ+30%
Political Science Teacher8,990 GTQ+31%
Post Doctoral Researcher13,500 GTQ+97%
Preschool Education Administrator9,640 GTQ+41%
Preschool Teacher6,640 GTQ-3%
Primary School Teacher7,530 GTQ+10%
Principal12,300 GTQ+80%
Product Specialist9,610 GTQ+40%
Professor - Accounting14,800 GTQ+120%
Professor - Architecture14,800 GTQ+120%
Professor - Biology14,200 GTQ+110%
Professor - Business Administration13,700 GTQ+100%
Professor - Chemical Engineering16,400 GTQ+140%
Professor - Chemistry15,900 GTQ+130%
Professor - Civil Engineering14,600 GTQ+110%
Professor - Communication14,300 GTQ+110%
Professor - Computer Science14,900 GTQ+120%
Professor - Dentistry15,400 GTQ+130%
Professor - Drama14,000 GTQ+100%
Professor - Economics14,900 GTQ+120%
Professor - Education14,500 GTQ+110%
Professor - Electrical Engineering16,500 GTQ+140%
Professor - English14,800 GTQ+120%
Professor - Environmental Engineering15,700 GTQ+130%
Professor - Foreign Languages14,400 GTQ+110%
Professor - Geological Sciences14,700 GTQ+110%
Professor - History14,700 GTQ+110%
Professor - Industrial Engineering14,400 GTQ+110%
Professor - Law15,400 GTQ+130%
Professor - Legal Support13,600 GTQ+99%
Professor - Liberal Arts15,500 GTQ+130%
Professor - Marketing15,200 GTQ+120%
Professor - Mathematics16,800 GTQ+150%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering16,200 GTQ+140%
Professor - Medical Administration16,100 GTQ+140%
Professor - Medicine18,000 GTQ+160%
Professor - Music13,600 GTQ+99%
Professor - Nursing13,800 GTQ+100%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences14,400 GTQ+110%
Professor - Philosophy14,300 GTQ+110%
Professor - Physical Therapy16,400 GTQ+140%
Professor - Physics16,800 GTQ+150%
Professor - Psychology15,100 GTQ+120%
Professor - Rehabilitation13,900 GTQ+100%
Professor - Social Work13,500 GTQ+97%
Professor - Sociology14,600 GTQ+110%
Professor - Special Education14,700 GTQ+110%
Psychology Teacher12,300 GTQ+80%
Public Management Assistant Professor13,000 GTQ+90%
School Counselor11,100 GTQ+62%
Science Educator8,310 GTQ+21%
Science Laboratory Assistant7,790 GTQ+14%
Science Teacher8,610 GTQ+26%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher8,580 GTQ+25%
Secondary School Teacher7,940 GTQ+16%
Special Education Teacher8,420 GTQ+23%
Special Needs Assistant7,130 GTQ+4%
Statistics Lecturer14,400 GTQ+110%
Student Accounts Coordinator8,300 GTQ+21%
Student Development Specialist9,680 GTQ+42%
Student Employment Specialist9,080 GTQ+33%
Student Services7,720 GTQ+13%
Student Support Manager10,200 GTQ+49%
Substitute Teacher6,920 GTQ+1%
Teacher7,670 GTQ+12%
Teacher Aide6,770 GTQ-1%
Teacher Trainer10,300 GTQ+51%
Training and Development Specialist11,200 GTQ+64%
Training Coordinator7,700 GTQ+13%
Tutor8,400 GTQ+23%
University Teacher14,300 GTQ+110%
Vocational Education Teacher8,370 GTQ+22%

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

Private Sector
10,000 GTQ
Public Sector+11%
11,100 GTQ
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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