Chief Librarian Salary

A Chief Librarian earns an average salary of $65,000 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$34,765 - $100,671
MEDIAN: $65,000

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$34,765 - $100,671  
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$34,693 - $99,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Job Description for Chief Librarian

  • Evaluate library outreach, activities, budget, instruction, and resources.
  • Create resource development strategy, including physical, financial, informational, and technological.
  • Represent the library in community, disciplinary, educational, and association forums.
  • Coordinate library services with other departments, including strategy and budget planning.
  • Develop and implement instructional programs for students, faculty, and staff.

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Experience Affects Chief Librarian Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.


88 %
13 %

Years of Experience

5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 27%