Assistant Librarian Salary

Assistant Librarians in the United States take home an average $12.47 per hour. Women make up the vast majority of Assistant Librarians (81 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by one-half. The majority of Assistant Librarians claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$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

  • 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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Professional skills reported by Assistant Librarians are few in number. 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 55 percent, 31 percent, and 19 percent, respectively. Customer Service and Cataloging, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Cataloging and Reference Services are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Librarian

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $30K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $40K. Assistant Librarians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $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
up arrow 32%

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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