Assistant Librarian Salary

Assistant Librarians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.47 per hour. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and nearly one-half claim dental coverage as well. Most Assistant Librarians report high levels of job satisfaction. Assistant Librarians who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 81 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,313 - $64,027
(Median)
$20K
$42K
$64K
MEDIAN: $41,656
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$8.09 - $20.69
(Median)
$8
$12
$21
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$20,313 - $64,027  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,524  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,415 - $56,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.09 - $20.69  
   
Overtime
$22.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,524  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,415 - $56,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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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.

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Assistant Librarian Tasks

  • Assist patrons with finding resources and locating books.
  • Check books in and out of the library.
  • Assist librarian with circulation, cataloguing and clerical duties.

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Assistant Librarians who move on to become Librarians may enjoy significant pay raises, as Librarians get paid an average of $42K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Librarian

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $30K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $40K. For Assistant Librarians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $35K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $38K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Librarian Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%


National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Librarian Salaries

Bibliographic Instruction
up arrow 55%

Inter-library Loan
up arrow 31%


National Average
$33,000


Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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