Assistant Librarian Salary

Assistant Librarians in the United States pull down an average of $12.65 per hour. Most Assistant Librarians report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to one-third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by about one-half. Women make up the vast majority of Assistant Librarians (81 percent) who answered the questionnaire.

$19,709 - $64,817

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$8.05 - $20.71

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$19,709 - $64,817  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
Total Pay (?
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$17,188 - $57,186  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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Hourly Rate
$8.05 - $20.71  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
   
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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$17,188 - $57,186  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Librarian, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $42K per year.

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Assistant Librarians report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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 56 percent, 32 percent, and 19 percent, respectively. Customer Service and Cataloging, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. It is not unusual for someone who knows Cataloging to be familiar with Reference Services as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Librarian

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $31K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $37K. Assistant Librarians see a median salary of $35K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $38K on average.

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Experience Affects Assistant Librarian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Librarian Salaries

Bibliographic Instruction
up arrow 56%

Inter-library Loan
up arrow 32%


National Average
$33,000


Customer Service
up arrow 37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 32%
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