Average Library Technician Salary in Herat, Afghanistan for 2024

In this article, we will look at the average Library Technician salary for 2024 in Herat and how that compares to other countries and professions. We'll also look at interesting salary data points like median salary, 25th and 75th percentile salaries, salary amounts based on experience, bonus ranges and more!

The data in this article has been compiled using official government salary data, salary surveys, and other sources such as job postings which contain salary information.

All salary information is in the local currency, which is the Afghan afghani. To keep things simple, we are using the AFN currency code instead of the currency symbol ุ‹.

How Much Does a Library Technician Make in Herat?

A Library Technician working in Herat will typically earn around 650,700 AFN per year, and this can range from the lowest average salary of about 340,000 AFN to the highest average salary of 996,600 AFN.

Average Annual Salary
650,700 AFN
Average Monthly Salary
54,225 AFN

Lowest Annual Salary
340,000 AFN
Lowest Monthly Salary
28,333 AFN

Highest Annual Salary
996,600 AFN
Highest Monthly Salary
83,050 AFN

These are average salaries for a Library Technician in Herat and include benefits such as housing and transport. It's also possible for a Library Technician to earn more or less than the average salaries shown above.

Library Technician salaries will vary a lot based on your experience, location, skills, and gender. Keep reading below to research more data on each of these areas.

Distribution of Library Technician Salaries in Herat

So we've looked at the average salaries a Library Technician will earn in Herat. The next interesting data point is the distribution of salaries.

Salary ranges

We already know that a Library Technician can earn between 340,000 AFN and 996,600 AFN on average in Herat. This is known as the range in statistics.

The difference between the maximum and minimum values is a good indicator of variability in salaries, and can be used by employers to figure out how much they can expect to pay, and for employees to know how much they can earn.

Median salary

The median salary for a Library Technician in Herat is 625,000 AFN. This is the middle value in the distribution of salaries.

What this means is that approximately 50% of the population earn less than 625,000 AFN, and 50% of the population earn more than 625,000 AFN.

If you are earning more than the median salary, that's a good indicator that you are being paid well.

If you're not earning more than the median salary, your objective should be to increase your earnings to be at least as high as the median salary (which you can do by asking for a pay rise, looking for a better paying job, etc).


Percentiles are similar to the median salary, but instead of looking at the middle value, they look at the values in the top and bottom half of the distribution.

For the average Library Technician salary in Herat, 25% of the population are earning less than 433,400 AFN while 75% of the population earn more than 433,400 AFN.

75% of the population earn less than 778,900 AFN, and 25% of the population earn more than 778,900 AFN.

Like the median salary, the 25th and 75th percentile salaries can be used to determine which quartile you fall into so that you know whether you are being paid well enough compared to others in your profession and location.

The difference between a median and an average salary

The median and average salary are both indicators you can use to see if you are being paid fairly based on the overall population.

  • If your salary is higher than the average and the median salary, you are earning well compared to others.
  • If your salary is lower than the average and the median salary, it could indicate you are not being paid well enough.
  • If you are somewhere in between then it's tricky to determine if you are being paid well enough and you might need to research more closely.

Library Technician Salary by Experience Level in Herat

The most important factor in determining your salary after the specific profession is the number of years experience you have. It stands to reason that more years of experience will result in a higher wage.

We have researched the average library technician salary based on years of experience to give you an idea of how the average changes once you've worked for a certain amount of time.

  • 0 - 2 Years Experience. A Library Technician in Herat that has less than two years of experience can expect to earn somewhere in the region of 384,500 AFN.
  • 2 - 5 Years Experience. With two to five years of experience the average Library Technician salary would increase to 514,800 AFN.
  • 5 - 10 Years Experience. From five to ten years of experience as a Library Technician, the average salary would be 672,600 AFN.
  • 10 - 15 Years Experience. Once you have more than ten years of experience the average salary reaches around 814,100 AFN.
  • 15 - 20 Years Experience. A Library Technician with 15 to 20 years of experience can earn an average of 888,400 AFN.
  • 20+ Years Experience. For a Library Technician with more than 20 years, the expected average salary increases to 932,000 AFN.

Average Salary by Experience Chart

0-2 Years
384,500 AFN
2-5 Years +34%
514,800 AFN
5-10 Years +30%
672,600 AFN
10-15 Years +21%
814,100 AFN
15-20 Years +9%
888,400 AFN
20+ Years +5%
932,000 AFN

Library Technician Salary by Education Level in Herat

As well as experience in a job, your education plays a big role in how much you can earn. A lot of higher paying positions require a high level of education, but how much can a degree increase your salary?

In our research we have compared the salaries of employees in the same job and career level with different levels of education to see how much more you can earn at each education level.

The salary you can earn based on your education is very specific to both your location and the career path you choose.

In our research, we looked at the average salary for a Library Technician in Herat based on the education level of the employees in order to find out whether a better education level would increase your salary.

  • Certificate or Diploma. A Library Technician in Herat with a certificate or diploma education can earn an average salary of 483,800 AFN.

  • Bachelor's Degree. A Library Technician in Herat with a bachelor's degree education can earn an average salary of 870,700 AFN.

Average Salary by Education Chart

Certificate or Diploma
483,800 AFN
Bachelor's Degree +80%
870,700 AFN

How Much is a Master's Degree or MBA Program?

The approximate cost of a master's degree or post-graduate program like an MBA in Afghanistan is around 389,000 to 1,170,000 AFN and takes two years to complete.

As you can see above, there are financial benefits from reaching master's degree level, but don't expect to see much of a salary increase until you have completed the degree.

It's common for people to pursue an MBA or other post-graduate program in order to switch to a a job that pays more. On average, you can expect to earn around 10% more when switching to a new company.

Whether you decide to pursue a master's degree depends on many factors. If you are able to afford it, the numbers suggest that the return on investment is worth it and you could recover the costs in a few years from the salary increase you would receive.

Library Technician Salary Compared by Gender

In the modern age, we know that there should never be a pay gap between men and women. Unfortunately, in many professions, there is still a significant difference between the salaries earned by men when compared to the salary of women in the same job.

In Herat, a male library technician will earn an average of 679,200 AFN, while a female library technician will earn around 592,600 AFN.

This means that a male library technician earns approximately 15% more than a female library technician for performing the same job.

Average Salary by Gender Chart in Herat

679,200 AFN
Female -15%
592,600 AFN

Library Technician Average Pay Raise in Herat

In many countries, an annual pay raise is often given to employees to reward their service with a salary increase.

From our research, we can see that the average pay raise for a Library Technician in Herat is around 6% every 30 months.

The national average pay raise across all professions and industries in Afghanistan is around 4% every 29 months.

In this case, we can see that the number of months between the average pay raise is higher than the typical 12 months.

To make the data more meaningful, we can calculate what the approximate annual pay raise would be using a simple formula:

Annual Increase = ( Increase Rate ÷ Months ) × 12

So for this example, it would be:

Annual Increase = ( 6 ÷ 30 ) × 12  = 2%

What this means is that a Library Technician in Herat can expect to receive an average pay raise of around 2% every 12 months.

Annual Pay Raise by Industry in Herat for 2024

In the chart below, you can see the average annual pay raise percentages for each of the major industries in Afghanistan.

You will see that companies in bigger and more lucrative industries tend to have the higher annual pay raises.

Information Technology

Library Technician Bonus and Incentive Rates in Herat

Another part of your overall compensation in a job is how much bonus you receive. Some job roles will be more likely to pay a bonus than others and also more likely to have higher bonus rates.

Generally speaking, jobs that are more involved with direct revenue generation will receive higher bonuses based on the performance towards revenue goals.

A Library Technician is a low bonus based job, with 13% of employees reporting at least one bonus in the last 12 months.

87% reported that they had not received any bonuses in the previous 12 months.

For the employees that did receive a bonus in the previous 12 months, the reported bonuses ranged from 0% to 4%.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

What are the Types of Bonus?

There are a number of difference types of bonus you can receive in a job. Including:

  • Individual performance bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to an individual employee for general performance in the job. It's the most common type of bonus.
  • Company performance bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to a company employees to share profit with the staff.
  • Goal based bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to an individual employee (or a team) for achieving specific goals, objectives, or milestones.
  • Holiday bonus - This type of bonus is usually paid around the holidays, often the end of the year, and is a token of appreciation for the hard work throughout the year.

Government vs Private Sector Salaries

Another commonly asked question is whether you get paid a higher salary working in the public (government) sector or the private sector.

Public sector employees in Afghanistan earn approximately 11% more than private sector employees in the same role.

Public Sector
971,200 AFN
Private Sector -11%
878,900 AFN

Salaries for Jobs Similar to a Library Technician

In the table below, we have salary information for jobs that are similar to a Library Technician in Herat.

Job Title Category Salary
Academic Advisor Teaching / Education 1,077,700 AFN
Academic Assistant Teaching / Education 721,600 AFN
Academic Coach Teaching / Education 995,200 AFN
Academic Librarian Teaching / Education 727,400 AFN
Academic Manager Teaching / Education 1,162,300 AFN
Academic Specialist Teaching / Education 879,700 AFN
Academic Staff Teaching / Education 761,400 AFN
Accompanist Teaching / Education 832,100 AFN
Achievement Coach Teaching / Education 1,000,700 AFN
Admissions Specialist Teaching / Education 894,500 AFN
Agricultural Sciences Teacher Teaching / Education 791,600 AFN
Anthropology Teacher Teaching / Education 862,100 AFN
Arabic Language Teacher Teaching / Education 731,700 AFN
Archeology Teacher Teaching / Education 877,300 AFN
Architecture Teacher Teaching / Education 956,200 AFN
Archivist Teaching / Education 698,200 AFN
Art Teacher Teaching / Education 788,000 AFN
Assistant School Principal Teaching / Education 1,108,500 AFN
Assistant Teacher Teaching / Education 692,500 AFN
Biochemistry Professor Teaching / Education 1,510,400 AFN
Biology Teacher Teaching / Education 864,700 AFN
Bursary Scheme Manager Teaching / Education 996,600 AFN
Business Teacher Teaching / Education 860,300 AFN
Careers Advisor Teaching / Education 1,004,600 AFN
Careers Consultant Teaching / Education 1,048,600 AFN
Chemistry Teacher Teaching / Education 829,000 AFN
Child Care Coordinator Teaching / Education 854,300 AFN
Child Care Worker Teaching / Education 691,200 AFN
Childcare Worker Teaching / Education 684,900 AFN
Classroom Assistant Teaching / Education 687,100 AFN
Clinical School Psychologist Teaching / Education 1,148,200 AFN
College Aide Teaching / Education 990,700 AFN
College and Career Readiness Specialist Teaching / Education 1,048,100 AFN
College Dean Teaching / Education 1,980,600 AFN
College President Teaching / Education 1,800,200 AFN
Communications Teacher Teaching / Education 803,400 AFN
Community Education Officer Teaching / Education 727,400 AFN
Computer Science Teacher Teaching / Education 765,100 AFN
Computer Teacher Teaching / Education 743,300 AFN
Creative Writing Trainer Teaching / Education 973,800 AFN
Credit Counselor Teaching / Education 1,004,600 AFN
Cultural Studies Teacher Teaching / Education 800,500 AFN
Curriculum Coordinator Teaching / Education 970,600 AFN
Curriculum Developer Teaching / Education 1,092,200 AFN
Curriculum Specialist Teaching / Education 1,057,700 AFN
Dean of Faculty Teaching / Education 1,716,600 AFN
Demonstrator Teaching / Education 706,200 AFN
Deputy Controller of Examinations Teaching / Education 948,900 AFN
Director of Learning Technology Teaching / Education 1,057,700 AFN
Distance Learning Coordinator Teaching / Education 938,700 AFN
Economics Lecturer Teaching / Education 1,440,700 AFN
Economics Teacher Teaching / Education 843,600 AFN
Education Administrator Teaching / Education 889,400 AFN
Education Assistant Teaching / Education 741,500 AFN
Education Assistant Director Teaching / Education 1,105,600 AFN
Education Assistant Librarian Teaching / Education 596,100 AFN
Education Assistant Principal Teaching / Education 913,400 AFN
Education Assistant Professor Teaching / Education 1,144,400 AFN
Education Associate Teaching / Education 752,600 AFN
Education Consultant Teaching / Education 1,031,200 AFN
Education Consultant Teaching / Education 1,122,500 AFN
Education Coordinator Teaching / Education 895,900 AFN
Education Counselor Teaching / Education 983,700 AFN
Education Director Teaching / Education 1,487,200 AFN
Education Program Specialist Teaching / Education 986,700 AFN
Education Researcher Teaching / Education 1,113,100 AFN
Education Resource Specialist Teaching / Education 847,000 AFN
Education Services Facilitator Teaching / Education 893,500 AFN
Educational Psychologist Teaching / Education 1,212,800 AFN
EFL Teacher Teaching / Education 860,300 AFN
eLearning Trainer Teaching / Education 756,700 AFN
Elementary School Teacher Teaching / Education 643,800 AFN
Engineering Lecturer Teaching / Education 1,320,500 AFN
Engineering Teacher Teaching / Education 1,114,700 AFN
English Teacher Teaching / Education 747,400 AFN
ESL Teacher Teaching / Education 800,200 AFN
Faculty Assistant Teaching / Education 1,011,300 AFN
Foreign Language Teacher Teaching / Education 748,600 AFN
GED Teacher Teaching / Education 751,700 AFN
Geography Teacher Teaching / Education 743,300 AFN
Head of Mathematics Department Teaching / Education 1,120,700 AFN
Head of School Teaching / Education 1,273,300 AFN
High School Teacher Teaching / Education 906,500 AFN
History Teacher Teaching / Education 791,200 AFN
Infant Teacher Teaching / Education 600,000 AFN
Instructional Assistant Teaching / Education 829,000 AFN
Instructor Teaching / Education 875,000 AFN
Kindergarten Teacher Teaching / Education 675,100 AFN
Language Instructor For Expatriate Teaching / Education 639,900 AFN
Law Teacher Teaching / Education 1,196,900 AFN
Learning Designer Teaching / Education 939,600 AFN
Lecturer Teaching / Education 1,405,700 AFN
Librarian Teaching / Education 639,900 AFN
Library Assistant Teaching / Education 529,600 AFN
Library Director Teaching / Education 923,000 AFN
Library Specialist Teaching / Education 733,300 AFN
Life Sciences Teacher Teaching / Education 824,800 AFN
Math Lecturer Teaching / Education 1,487,200 AFN
Math Teacher Teaching / Education 948,900 AFN
Mathematics Teacher Teaching / Education 879,700 AFN
Mentor Teaching / Education 945,400 AFN
Middle School Teacher Teaching / Education 832,100 AFN
Music Teacher Teaching / Education 757,600 AFN
Nursery Manager Teaching / Education 1,198,300 AFN
Nursery Worker Teaching / Education 498,000 AFN
Paraprofessional Teaching / Education 1,102,100 AFN
Physical Education Specialist Teaching / Education 923,000 AFN
Physical Education Teacher Teaching / Education 718,000 AFN
Physics Teacher Teaching / Education 814,500 AFN
Political Science Teacher Teaching / Education 890,700 AFN
Post Doctoral Researcher Teaching / Education 1,259,300 AFN
Preschool Education Administrator Teaching / Education 869,400 AFN
Preschool Teacher Teaching / Education 667,400 AFN
Primary School Teacher Teaching / Education 757,600 AFN
Principal Teaching / Education 1,166,500 AFN
Product Specialist Teaching / Education 934,900 AFN
Professor - Accounting Teaching / Education 1,391,600 AFN
Professor - Architecture Teaching / Education 1,428,800 AFN
Professor - Biology Teaching / Education 1,380,400 AFN
Professor - Business Administration Teaching / Education 1,345,400 AFN
Professor - Chemical Engineering Teaching / Education 1,476,700 AFN
Professor - Chemistry Teaching / Education 1,450,700 AFN
Professor - Civil Engineering Teaching / Education 1,345,400 AFN
Professor - Communication Teaching / Education 1,333,900 AFN
Professor - Computer Science Teaching / Education 1,405,700 AFN
Professor - Dentistry Teaching / Education 1,464,200 AFN
Professor - Drama Teaching / Education 1,357,900 AFN
Professor - Economics Teaching / Education 1,464,200 AFN
Professor - Education Teaching / Education 1,440,700 AFN
Professor - Electrical Engineering Teaching / Education 1,500,800 AFN
Professor - English Teaching / Education 1,357,900 AFN
Professor - Environmental Engineering Teaching / Education 1,450,700 AFN
Professor - Foreign Languages Teaching / Education 1,345,400 AFN
Professor - Geological Sciences Teaching / Education 1,405,700 AFN
Professor - History Teaching / Education 1,417,600 AFN
Professor - Industrial Engineering Teaching / Education 1,405,700 AFN
Professor - Law Teaching / Education 1,524,300 AFN
Professor - Legal Support Teaching / Education 1,357,900 AFN
Professor - Liberal Arts Teaching / Education 1,417,600 AFN
Professor - Marketing Teaching / Education 1,510,400 AFN
Professor - Mathematics Teaching / Education 1,547,500 AFN
Professor - Mechanical Engineering Teaching / Education 1,510,400 AFN
Professor - Medical Administration Teaching / Education 1,524,300 AFN
Professor - Medicine Teaching / Education 1,728,900 AFN
Professor - Music Teaching / Education 1,320,500 AFN
Professor - Nursing Teaching / Education 1,357,900 AFN
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences Teaching / Education 1,428,800 AFN
Professor - Philosophy Teaching / Education 1,440,700 AFN
Professor - Physical Therapy Teaching / Education 1,510,400 AFN
Professor - Physics Teaching / Education 1,560,800 AFN
Professor - Psychology Teaching / Education 1,417,600 AFN
Professor - Rehabilitation Teaching / Education 1,333,900 AFN
Professor - Social Work Teaching / Education 1,306,100 AFN
Professor - Sociology Teaching / Education 1,428,800 AFN
Professor - Special Education Teaching / Education 1,450,700 AFN
Psychology Teacher Teaching / Education 1,165,400 AFN
Public Management Assistant Professor Teaching / Education 1,259,300 AFN
School Counselor Teaching / Education 1,162,900 AFN
Science Educator Teaching / Education 810,200 AFN
Science Laboratory Assistant Teaching / Education 695,400 AFN
Science Teacher Teaching / Education 778,200 AFN
Secondary Mathematics Teacher Teaching / Education 802,400 AFN
Secondary School Teacher Teaching / Education 785,400 AFN
Special Education Teacher Teaching / Education 816,000 AFN
Special Needs Assistant Teaching / Education 701,400 AFN
Statistics Lecturer Teaching / Education 1,428,800 AFN
Student Accounts Coordinator Teaching / Education 803,400 AFN
Student Development Specialist Teaching / Education 986,700 AFN
Student Employment Specialist Teaching / Education 934,900 AFN
Student Services Teaching / Education 702,800 AFN
Student Services Coordinator Teaching / Education 757,300 AFN
Student Support Manager Teaching / Education 1,009,600 AFN
Substitute Teacher Teaching / Education 645,800 AFN
Teacher Teaching / Education 728,500 AFN
Teacher Aide Teaching / Education 615,000 AFN
Teacher Trainer Teaching / Education 954,900 AFN
Teaching Assistant Teaching / Education 620,300 AFN
TEFL Teacher Teaching / Education 838,100 AFN
Training and Development Specialist Teaching / Education 1,091,600 AFN
Training Coordinator Teaching / Education 761,400 AFN
Tutor Teaching / Education 795,700 AFN
University Teacher Teaching / Education 1,333,900 AFN
Vocational Education Teacher Teaching / Education 767,500 AFN

Salary Comparison by City

If you want to compare salaries with different cities in Afghanistan, you can use the links below to explore the data for each specific city we have researched.

City Average Salary
Jalalabad 605,700 AFN
Kabul 688,900 AFN
Kandahar 656,800 AFN
Kunduz 563,000 AFN
Mazari Sharif 592,200 AFN

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