A person working as a Librarian in Hong Kong typically earns around 24,700 HKD per month. Salaries range from 12,800 HKD (lowest) to 37,700 HKD (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 salaries in Hong Kong range from 12,800 HKD per month (minimum salary) to 37,700 HKD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 23,700 HKD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 23,700 HKD while the other half are earning more than 23,700 HKD. 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.
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 16,400 HKD while 75% of them are earning more than 16,400 HKD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 29,500 HKD while 25% are earning more than 29,500 HKD.
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
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 14,600 HKD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 19,600 HKD 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 25,400 HKD per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Librarian(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 30,800 HKD per month, 21% 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 33,600 HKD 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 35,400 HKD per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 18,300 HKD per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 33,000 HKD per month, 80% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
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 Hong Kong earn 7% less than their female counterparts on average.
Librarian(s) in Hong Kong 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.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Hong Kong 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.
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.
90% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 10% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Librarian is 36% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||36,000 HKD||+46%|
|Academic Coach||35,700 HKD||+45%|
|Academic Manager||41,400 HKD||+68%|
|Academic Specialist||31,200 HKD||+26%|
|Academic Staff||26,900 HKD||+9%|
|Achievement Coach||35,200 HKD||+43%|
|Admissions Specialist||32,900 HKD||+33%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||28,000 HKD||+14%|
|Anthropology Teacher||28,900 HKD||+17%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||28,300 HKD||+15%|
|Archeology Teacher||28,900 HKD||+17%|
|Architecture Teacher||31,400 HKD||+27%|
|Art Teacher||26,100 HKD||+6%|
|Assistant School Principal||36,400 HKD||+48%|
|Assistant Teacher||25,000 HKD||+1%|
|Biochemistry Professor||48,800 HKD||+98%|
|Biology Teacher||28,300 HKD||+15%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||32,200 HKD||+31%|
|Business Teacher||29,600 HKD||+20%|
|Chemistry Teacher||27,000 HKD||+9%|
|Child Care Coordinator||27,800 HKD||+13%|
|Child Care Worker||22,300 HKD||-10%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||42,900 HKD||+74%|
|College Aide||36,300 HKD||+47%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||38,300 HKD||+55%|
|College President||64,200 HKD||+160%|
|Communications Teacher||29,000 HKD||+18%|
|Community Education Officer||23,800 HKD||-4%|
|Computer Science Teacher||26,500 HKD||+7%|
|Computer Teacher||29,000 HKD||+18%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||33,000 HKD||+34%|
|Credit Counselor||35,000 HKD||+42%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||27,300 HKD||+11%|
|Curriculum Developer||37,900 HKD||+54%|
|Curriculum Specialist||36,000 HKD||+46%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||34,000 HKD||+38%|
|Director of Learning Technology||39,000 HKD||+58%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||31,300 HKD||+27%|
|Economics Lecturer||50,200 HKD||+100%|
|Education Administrator||33,400 HKD||+35%|
|Education Assistant Director||36,500 HKD||+48%|
|Education Assistant Principal||30,400 HKD||+23%|
|Education Assistant Professor||42,400 HKD||+72%|
|Education Consultant||38,900 HKD||+58%|
|Education Coordinator||30,700 HKD||+24%|
|Education Counselor||33,600 HKD||+36%|
|Education Director||50,700 HKD||+110%|
|Education Program Specialist||38,500 HKD||+56%|
|Education Researcher||43,300 HKD||+76%|
|Education Resource Specialist||32,800 HKD||+33%|
|Education Services Facilitator||34,500 HKD||+40%|
|Educational Psychologist||46,500 HKD||+89%|
|EFL Teacher||29,100 HKD||+18%|
|eLearning Trainer||27,500 HKD||+11%|
|Elementary School Teacher||24,200 HKD||-2%|
|Engineering Lecturer||48,500 HKD||+97%|
|Engineering Teacher||39,700 HKD||+61%|
|English Teacher||26,600 HKD||+8%|
|ESL Teacher||29,400 HKD||+19%|
|Faculty Assistant||37,500 HKD||+52%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||25,700 HKD||+4%|
|GED Teacher||26,300 HKD||+7%|
|Geography Teacher||29,000 HKD||+18%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||40,400 HKD||+64%|
|Head of School||49,600 HKD||+100%|
|High School Teacher||33,000 HKD||+34%|
|History Teacher||30,600 HKD||+24%|
|Infant Teacher||21,400 HKD||-13%|
|Instructional Assistant||29,800 HKD||+21%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||24,000 HKD||-3%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||24,700 HKD||+0%|
|Law Teacher||41,100 HKD||+67%|
|Learning Designer||34,800 HKD||+41%|
|Library Assistant||19,400 HKD||-21%|
|Library Director||33,200 HKD||+35%|
|Library Specialist||24,800 HKD||+1%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||27,400 HKD||+11%|
|Math Lecturer||54,200 HKD||+120%|
|Mathematics Teacher||32,900 HKD||+33%|
|Middle School Teacher||29,700 HKD||+20%|
|Music Teacher||26,600 HKD||+8%|
|Nursery Manager||43,200 HKD||+75%|
|Nursery Worker||17,800 HKD||-28%|
|Physical Education Specialist||31,100 HKD||+26%|
|Physical Education Teacher||25,000 HKD||+1%|
|Physics Teacher||29,600 HKD||+20%|
|Political Science Teacher||29,500 HKD||+20%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||47,100 HKD||+91%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||33,900 HKD||+37%|
|Preschool Teacher||24,300 HKD||-1%|
|Primary School Teacher||25,800 HKD||+5%|
|Product Specialist||33,300 HKD||+35%|
|Professor - Accounting||53,700 HKD||+120%|
|Professor - Architecture||54,400 HKD||+120%|
|Professor - Biology||52,500 HKD||+110%|
|Professor - Business Administration||51,000 HKD||+110%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||55,700 HKD||+130%|
|Professor - Chemistry||54,600 HKD||+120%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||50,500 HKD||+100%|
|Professor - Communication||49,900 HKD||+100%|
|Professor - Computer Science||52,400 HKD||+110%|
|Professor - Dentistry||54,400 HKD||+120%|
|Professor - Drama||49,900 HKD||+100%|
|Professor - Economics||53,700 HKD||+120%|
|Professor - Education||52,700 HKD||+110%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||54,600 HKD||+120%|
|Professor - English||49,300 HKD||+100%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||52,600 HKD||+110%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||48,600 HKD||+97%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||50,200 HKD||+100%|
|Professor - History||50,400 HKD||+100%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||49,900 HKD||+100%|
|Professor - Law||53,900 HKD||+120%|
|Professor - Legal Support||47,900 HKD||+94%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||49,800 HKD||+100%|
|Professor - Marketing||51,700 HKD||+110%|
|Professor - Mathematics||54,200 HKD||+120%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||52,800 HKD||+110%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||53,100 HKD||+120%|
|Professor - Medicine||59,500 HKD||+140%|
|Professor - Music||45,300 HKD||+84%|
|Professor - Nursing||51,300 HKD||+110%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||53,900 HKD||+120%|
|Professor - Philosophy||54,200 HKD||+120%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||56,700 HKD||+130%|
|Professor - Physics||58,400 HKD||+140%|
|Professor - Psychology||52,800 HKD||+110%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||49,100 HKD||+99%|
|Professor - Social Work||48,100 HKD||+95%|
|Professor - Sociology||52,400 HKD||+110%|
|Professor - Special Education||53,100 HKD||+120%|
|Psychology Teacher||41,800 HKD||+69%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||43,400 HKD||+76%|
|School Counselor||37,700 HKD||+53%|
|Science Educator||28,800 HKD||+17%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||27,200 HKD||+10%|
|Science Teacher||30,300 HKD||+23%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||30,900 HKD||+25%|
|Secondary School Teacher||28,800 HKD||+17%|
|Special Education Teacher||31,100 HKD||+26%|
|Special Needs Assistant||24,000 HKD||-3%|
|Statistics Lecturer||52,100 HKD||+110%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||27,800 HKD||+13%|
|Student Development Specialist||33,400 HKD||+35%|
|Student Employment Specialist||31,600 HKD||+28%|
|Student Services||26,400 HKD||+7%|
|Student Support Manager||34,500 HKD||+40%|
|Substitute Teacher||24,100 HKD||-2%|
|Teacher Aide||22,400 HKD||-9%|
|Teacher Trainer||33,400 HKD||+35%|
|Training and Development Specialist||36,300 HKD||+47%|
|Training Coordinator||25,200 HKD||+2%|
|University Teacher||51,600 HKD||+110%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||27,900 HKD||+13%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Hong Kong earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.