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Librarian Average Salary in Guyana 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Guyana?

Average Monthly Salary
116,000 GYD
( 1,400,000 GYD yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Guyana typically earns around 116,000 GYD per month. Salaries range from 53,500 GYD (lowest) to 185,000 GYD (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 Guyana

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Guyana range from 53,500 GYD per month (minimum salary) to 185,000 GYD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 126,000 GYD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 126,000 GYD while the other half are earning more than 126,000 GYD. 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 80,600 GYD while 75% of them are earning more than 80,600 GYD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 168,000 GYD while 25% are earning more than 168,000 GYD.

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 60,700 GYD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 81,100 GYD 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 120,000 GYD 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 146,000 GYD 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 159,000 GYD 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 172,000 GYD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Guyana

0 - 2 Years
60,700 GYD
2 - 5 Years+34%
81,100 GYD
5 - 10 Years+48%
120,000 GYD
10 - 15 Years+22%
146,000 GYD
15 - 20 Years+9%
159,000 GYD
20+ Years+8%
172,000 GYD
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 70,600 GYD per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 136,000 GYD per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Guyana

Certificate or Diploma
70,600 GYD
Bachelor's Degree+93%
136,000 GYD
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 Guyana earn 11% less than their female counterparts on average.

110,000 GYD
123,000 GYD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Guyana for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Guyana

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


Librarian(s) in Guyana 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.

Guyana / 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 Guyana is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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

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

670 GYD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Guyana is 670 GYD. This means that the average Librarian in Guyana earns approximately 670 GYD 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 Advisor179,000 GYD+54%
Academic Coach173,000 GYD+49%
Academic Manager199,000 GYD+71%
Academic Specialist149,000 GYD+28%
Academic Staff128,000 GYD+10%
Accompanist143,000 GYD+23%
Achievement Coach167,000 GYD+44%
Admissions Specialist148,000 GYD+27%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher134,000 GYD+15%
Anthropology Teacher145,000 GYD+25%
Arabic Language Teacher134,000 GYD+15%
Archeology Teacher143,000 GYD+23%
Architecture Teacher154,000 GYD+32%
Archivist124,000 GYD+7%
Art Teacher129,000 GYD+11%
Assistant School Principal179,000 GYD+54%
Assistant Teacher122,000 GYD+5%
Biochemistry Professor 236,000 GYD+100%
Biology Teacher139,000 GYD+20%
Bursary Scheme Manager156,000 GYD+34%
Business Teacher152,000 GYD+31%
Chemistry Teacher131,000 GYD+13%
Child Care Coordinator135,000 GYD+16%
Child Care Worker108,000 GYD-7%
Clinical School Psychologist196,000 GYD+69%
College Aide179,000 GYD+54%
College and Career Readiness Specialist189,000 GYD+63%
College President309,000 GYD+170%
Communications Teacher141,000 GYD+21%
Community Education Officer116,000 GYD-0%
Computer Science Teacher138,000 GYD+19%
Computer Teacher139,000 GYD+20%
Creative Writing Trainer167,000 GYD+44%
Credit Counselor165,000 GYD+42%
Cultural Studies Teacher139,000 GYD+20%
Curriculum Developer177,000 GYD+52%
Curriculum Specialist183,000 GYD+57%
Demonstrator131,000 GYD+13%
Deputy Controller of Examinations165,000 GYD+42%
Director of Learning Technology193,000 GYD+66%
Distance Learning Coordinator156,000 GYD+34%
Economics Lecturer236,000 GYD+100%
Education Administrator153,000 GYD+32%
Education Assistant Director180,000 GYD+55%
Education Assistant Principal151,000 GYD+30%
Education Assistant Professor192,000 GYD+65%
Education Consultant201,000 GYD+73%
Education Coordinator142,000 GYD+22%
Education Counselor155,000 GYD+33%
Education Director258,000 GYD+120%
Education Program Specialist183,000 GYD+57%
Education Researcher206,000 GYD+77%
Education Resource Specialist155,000 GYD+33%
Education Services Facilitator163,000 GYD+40%
Educational Psychologist218,000 GYD+87%
EFL Teacher147,000 GYD+26%
eLearning Trainer122,000 GYD+5%
Elementary School Teacher111,000 GYD-5%
Engineering Lecturer241,000 GYD+110%
Engineering Teacher191,000 GYD+64%
English Teacher128,000 GYD+10%
ESL Teacher146,000 GYD+26%
Faculty Assistant170,000 GYD+46%
Foreign Language Teacher132,000 GYD+14%
GED Teacher125,000 GYD+7%
Geography Teacher138,000 GYD+19%
Head of Mathematics Department179,000 GYD+54%
Head of School236,000 GYD+100%
High School Teacher147,000 GYD+26%
History Teacher145,000 GYD+25%
Infant Teacher103,000 GYD-11%
Instructional Assistant145,000 GYD+25%
Instructor158,000 GYD+36%
Kindergarten Teacher115,000 GYD-1%
Language Instructor For Expatriate116,000 GYD-0%
Law Teacher190,000 GYD+63%
Learning Designer174,000 GYD+50%
Lecturer246,000 GYD+110%
Librarian116,000 GYD-0%
Library Assistant96,000 GYD-17%
Library Director161,000 GYD+38%
Library Specialist125,000 GYD+7%
Life Sciences Teacher136,000 GYD+17%
Math Lecturer242,000 GYD+110%
Mathematics Teacher150,000 GYD+29%
Mentor149,000 GYD+28%
Middle School Teacher143,000 GYD+23%
Music Teacher126,000 GYD+8%
Nursery Manager209,000 GYD+80%
Nursery Worker86,000 GYD-26%
Paraprofessional178,000 GYD+53%
Physical Education Specialist156,000 GYD+34%
Physical Education Teacher130,000 GYD+12%
Physics Teacher 145,000 GYD+25%
Political Science Teacher146,000 GYD+26%
Post Doctoral Researcher215,000 GYD+85%
Preschool Education Administrator162,000 GYD+39%
Preschool Teacher119,000 GYD+2%
Primary School Teacher131,000 GYD+13%
Principal203,000 GYD+75%
Product Specialist160,000 GYD+38%
Professor - Accounting252,000 GYD+120%
Professor - Architecture254,000 GYD+120%
Professor - Biology244,000 GYD+110%
Professor - Business Administration236,000 GYD+100%
Professor - Chemical Engineering257,000 GYD+120%
Professor - Chemistry251,000 GYD+120%
Professor - Civil Engineering231,000 GYD+99%
Professor - Communication228,000 GYD+96%
Professor - Computer Science238,000 GYD+100%
Professor - Dentistry272,000 GYD+130%
Professor - Drama249,000 GYD+110%
Professor - Economics266,000 GYD+130%
Professor - Education260,000 GYD+120%
Professor - Electrical Engineering269,000 GYD+130%
Professor - English242,000 GYD+110%
Professor - Environmental Engineering257,000 GYD+120%
Professor - Foreign Languages237,000 GYD+100%
Professor - Geological Sciences243,000 GYD+110%
Professor - History243,000 GYD+110%
Professor - Industrial Engineering240,000 GYD+110%
Professor - Law258,000 GYD+120%
Professor - Legal Support228,000 GYD+96%
Professor - Liberal Arts237,000 GYD+100%
Professor - Marketing239,000 GYD+110%
Professor - Mathematics284,000 GYD+140%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering275,000 GYD+140%
Professor - Medical Administration275,000 GYD+140%
Professor - Medicine308,000 GYD+160%
Professor - Music234,000 GYD+100%
Professor - Nursing238,000 GYD+100%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences249,000 GYD+110%
Professor - Philosophy250,000 GYD+110%
Professor - Physical Therapy260,000 GYD+120%
Professor - Physics266,000 GYD+130%
Professor - Psychology240,000 GYD+110%
Professor - Rehabilitation222,000 GYD+91%
Professor - Social Work217,000 GYD+87%
Professor - Sociology235,000 GYD+100%
Professor - Special Education262,000 GYD+130%
Psychology Teacher203,000 GYD+75%
Public Management Assistant Professor202,000 GYD+74%
School Counselor183,000 GYD+57%
Science Educator139,000 GYD+20%
Science Laboratory Assistant130,000 GYD+12%
Science Teacher145,000 GYD+25%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher146,000 GYD+26%
Secondary School Teacher142,000 GYD+22%
Special Education Teacher145,000 GYD+25%
Special Needs Assistant123,000 GYD+6%
Statistics Lecturer233,000 GYD+100%
Student Accounts Coordinator129,000 GYD+11%
Student Development Specialist169,000 GYD+45%
Student Employment Specialist159,000 GYD+37%
Student Services122,000 GYD+5%
Student Support Manager159,000 GYD+37%
Substitute Teacher110,000 GYD-5%
Teacher127,000 GYD+9%
Teacher Aide110,000 GYD-5%
Teacher Trainer175,000 GYD+50%
Training and Development Specialist180,000 GYD+55%
Training Coordinator125,000 GYD+7%
Tutor130,000 GYD+12%
University Teacher243,000 GYD+110%
Vocational Education Teacher137,000 GYD+18%

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

Private Sector
166,000 GYD
Public Sector+14%
189,000 GYD
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