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Assistant Librarian Salary

The average Assistant Librarian in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $12.53 per hour. Although a majority have medical coverage and over one-half have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. There are far more female Assistant Librarians who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 82 percent. Work is enjoyable for Assistant Librarians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$19,709 - $65,482
(Median)
$20K
$42K
$65K
MEDIAN: $41,908
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90%

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$8.06 - $20.57
(Median)
$8
$13
$21
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$19,709 - $65,482  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,036  
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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$17,270 - $58,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.06 - $20.57  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,036  
   
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).
)
$17,270 - $58,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79

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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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Many Assistant Librarians move into a Librarian role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $42K per year.

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Assistant Librarians report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Bibliographic Instruction, Inter-library Loan, and Reference Services are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 53 percent, 29 percent, and 21 percent, respectively. Customer Service, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Those with knowledge of Cataloging tend to be skilled in Reference Services as well.

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 $31K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $39K. Assistant Librarians bring in $36K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $38K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Assistant Librarian Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Librarian Salaries

Bibliographic Instruction
up arrow 53%

Inter-library Loan
up arrow 29%

Reference Services
up arrow 21%

Cataloging
up arrow 11%

National Average
$34,000

Customer Service
up arrow 38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 29%
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