Assistant Librarian Salary

The average Assistant Librarian in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $12.27 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction for Assistant Librarians is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Female Assistant Librarians far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$20,247 - $51,490
$20K
$42K
$51K
MEDIAN: $41,794
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50%
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$8.31 - $19.95
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$12
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MEDIAN: $12.27
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,247 - $51,490  
   
Bonus
$1,235  
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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$17,789 - $48,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.31 - $19.95  
   
Overtime
$25.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$1,235  
   
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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$17,789 - $48,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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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.

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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.

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 $43K per year.

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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 $40K. For Assistant Librarians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $32K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $40K.

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Key Stats for Assistant Librarian

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Assistant Librarian Salaries

▲24%

Late-Career
▲24%

National Average
$32,000

▼2%

▼3%

Skills That Affect Assistant Librarian Salaries

Collection Development
▲77%

Bibliographic Instruction
▲60%

Inter-library Loan
▲35%


Cataloging
▼0%

National Average
$32,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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