Assistant Librarian Salary

Earnings for Assistant Librarians in the United States come in at around $12.55 per hour on average. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While some workers in this profession — one in three — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and approximately one-half have dental insurance. The vast majority (81 percent) of Assistant Librarians who took the survey are female. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$19,786 - $65,354
(Median)
$20K
$41K
$65K
MEDIAN: $41,443
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$8.04 - $20.74
(Median)
$8
$13
$21
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$19,786 - $65,354  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
Total Pay (?
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$17,188 - $57,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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Hourly Rate
$8.04 - $20.74  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
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 - $57,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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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Survey results imply that Assistant Librarians put a diverse skill set to use. 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 54 percent, 30 percent, and 18 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service and Cataloging as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically 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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $31K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $38K. For Assistant Librarians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $35K. 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

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Librarian Salaries

Bibliographic Instruction
up arrow 54%

Inter-library Loan
up arrow 30%


National Average
$33,000


Customer Service
up arrow 38%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 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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