Assistant Librarian Salary
Median pay for Assistant Librarians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $12.24 per hour. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and slightly more than half get dental coverage, too. Most Assistant Librarians survey respondents are women (79 percent). Job satisfaction for Assistant Librarians is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$20,816 - $57,217|
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|Hourly Rate||$8.35 - $19.54|
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Job Description for Assistant Librarian
Assistant librarians are tasked with assisting a chief or head librarian and help individuals throughout the library to find books or other reading and research materials. They must be knowledgeable of the library's book coding and filing systems, and some also assist teachers and professors when employed in a school or university setting.Read More...
It is not uncommon for assistant librarians to hold small classes in primary and secondary school settings, and the classes taught often pertain to how to conveniently locate books and other materials within the library. Assistant librarians may be encouraged to do clerical work such as filing information, answering phones, and responding to emails, and some also oversee the work of subordinates who work or volunteer within the library. Sometimes, they may also assist in or be responsible for hiring and terminating other employees.
Assistant librarians work in an indoor setting, and some travel may be necessary to obtain reading or research materials at other libraries or branches. An associate's degree is often a minimum requirement for this position, and some libraries may require a bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Strong communication and organizational skills are also important for this position.
Assistant Librarian Tasks
- Assist librarian with circulation, cataloguing and clerical duties.
- Check books in and out of the library.
- Assist patrons with finding resources and locating books.
Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Librarian
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $32K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $41K. Assistant Librarians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $32K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $37K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.
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