Assistant Librarian Salary

Assistant Librarians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.47 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and over one-half claim dental coverage as well. There are far more female Assistant Librarians who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 81 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$19,877 - $65,228
(Median)
$20K
$42K
$65K
MEDIAN: $41,608
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$8.02 - $20.69
(Median)
$8
$12
$21
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$19,877 - $65,228  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,036  
Total Pay (?
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$17,116 - $57,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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Hourly Rate
$8.02 - $20.69  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$17,116 - $57,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use 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. Those listing Customer Service and Cataloging as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Cataloging and Reference Services are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Librarian

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $30K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $37K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $35K. 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

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

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 28 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 31%
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