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Assistant Librarian Salary

Pay for Assistant Librarians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $13.26 per hour. The majority of Assistant Librarians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Assistant Librarians who took the survey — 81 percent to be exact. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and over one-half receive dental plans. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$21,852 - $66,049
(Median)
$22K
$42K
$66K
MEDIAN: $41,908
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$8.04 - $20.73
(Median)
$8
$13
$21
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$21,852 - $66,049  
   
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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$17,438 - $58,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$8.04 - $20.73  
   
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).
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$17,438 - $58,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74

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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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Assistant Librarians often transition into Librarian positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Librarians earn $42K per year.

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Assistant Librarians report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Inter-library Loan, Reference Services, and Cataloging are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 21 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $31K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $38K. For Assistant Librarians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $36K. Assistant Librarians who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $38K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Librarian Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Assistant Librarian Salaries

Inter-library Loan
up arrow 26%

Reference Services
up arrow 21%

Cataloging
up arrow 17%

National Average
$34,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 29%