Assistant Librarian Salary

Median pay for Assistant Librarians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $12.24 per hour. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and slightly more than half get dental coverage, too. Most Assistant Librarians survey respondents are women (79 percent). Job satisfaction for Assistant Librarians is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$20,816 - $57,217
$21K
$44K
$57K
MEDIAN: $44,102
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$8.35 - $19.54
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MEDIAN: $12.24
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$20,816 - $57,217  
   
Bonus
$1,235  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$17,939 - $51,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.35 - $19.54  
   
Overtime
$25.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$1,235  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$17,939 - $51,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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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 librarian with circulation, cataloguing and clerical duties.
  • Check books in and out of the library.
  • Assist patrons with finding resources and locating books.

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Assistant Librarians often transition into Librarian positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Librarians earn $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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $32K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $41K. Assistant Librarians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $32K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $37K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Key Stats for Assistant Librarian

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Assistant Librarian Salaries

▲24%

Late-Career
▲12%

National Average
$33,000

▼3%

▼4%

Skills That Affect Assistant Librarian Salaries

Collection Development
▲72%

Bibliographic Instruction
▲56%

Inter-library Loan
▲32%


National Average
$33,000

▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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