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Assistant Librarian Salary

For Assistant Librarians, hourly average wages total $13.10 per hour. Most Assistant Librarians report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and slightly more than half receive dental plans. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Assistant Librarians are female. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$19,405 - $66,384
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$19K
$40K
$66K
MEDIAN: $40,157
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$8.00 - $21.11
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$19,405 - $66,384  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,055  
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$17,138 - $57,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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$8.00 - $21.11  
   
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,055  
   
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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$17,138 - $57,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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Job Description for Assistant Librarian

  • 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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More often than not, Assistant Librarians take top-notch roles like Librarian. Pay for that position is $42K annually on average.

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Professional skills reported by Assistant Librarians are few in number. Most notably, facility with Inter-library Loan, Reference Services, and Cataloging are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 26 percent, and 17 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Librarian

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $30K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $36K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $35K in this role. 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

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Assistant Librarian Salaries

Inter-library Loan
up arrow 33%

Reference Services
up arrow 26%

Cataloging
up arrow 17%

National Average
$33,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 29%