Earnings for Assistant Librarians in the United States come in at around $12.40 per hour on average. Most Assistant Librarians survey respondents are women (77 percent). Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and a little more than half have dental, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Assistant Librarians. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$20,102 - $58,134
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$58K
MEDIAN: $44,555
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$8.30 - $20.01
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$20,102 - $58,134  
   
Bonus
$1,235  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$17,682 - $54,103  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.30 - $20.01  
   
Overtime
$25.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$1,235  
   
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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$17,682 - $54,103  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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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.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Librarian


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Advancing into a Librarian role seems to be a popular career move for Assistant Librarians, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $43K 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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $31K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $42K. Assistant Librarians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $41K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Librarian Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 25%


National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Librarian Salaries

Collection Development
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Bibliographic Instruction
up arrow 55%

Inter-library Loan
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National Average
$33,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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