Assistant Librarian Salary
Pay for Assistant Librarians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $12.31 per hour. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Assistant Librarians make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Most Assistant Librarians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$22,249 - $51,066|
|Total Pay (||$18,425 - $48,529|
|Hourly Rate||$8.31 - $19.92|
|Total Pay (||$18,425 - $48,529|
Job Description for Assistant Librarian
Assistant librarians are tasked with assisting a chief or head librarian and help individuals throughout the library to find books or other reading and research materials. They must be knowledgeable of the library's book coding and filing systems, and some also assist teachers and professors when employed in a school or university setting.Read More...
It is not uncommon for assistant librarians to hold small classes in primary and secondary school settings, and the classes taught often pertain to how to conveniently locate books and other materials within the library. Assistant librarians may be encouraged to do clerical work such as filing information, answering phones, and responding to emails, and some also oversee the work of subordinates who work or volunteer within the library. Sometimes, they may also assist in or be responsible for hiring and terminating other employees.
Assistant librarians work in an indoor setting, and some travel may be necessary to obtain reading or research materials at other libraries or branches. An associate's degree is often a minimum requirement for this position, and some libraries may require a bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Strong communication and organizational skills are also important for this position.
Assistant Librarian Tasks
- Assist patrons with finding resources and locating books.
- Check books in and out of the library.
- Assist librarian with circulation, cataloguing and clerical duties.
Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Librarian
Pay by Experience for an Assistant Librarian has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Librarian with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 80 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Librarian with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Assistant Librarian which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 29 salaries. An Assistant Librarian with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 9 salaries.
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