Law Librarian Salary

Law Librarians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $60K per year. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Female Law Librarians make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. Work is enjoyable for Law Librarians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$43,600 - $92,104
$44K
$60K
$92K
MEDIAN: $60,104
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$15.00 - $35.00
$26
MEDIAN: $25.56
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$43,600 - $92,104  
   
Bonus
$204.26 - $4,894  
Profit Sharing
$2,200  
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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$42,548 - $93,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 92
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$25.56  
   
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$204.26 - $4,894  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,200  
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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$42,548 - $93,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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Job Description for Law Librarian

Law librarians work in a variety of institutions and settings. They may be employed with a law firm, law library, law school, court, or other government organization. Additional avenues of employment may include legal departments in a range of corporate settings. Law librarians typically work in an office alongside lawyers, law clerks, paralegals, and other legal and business professionals.

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Law Librarian Tasks

  • Teach attorneys and paralegals to search for information use databases, explain use of library facilities, resources, services and equipment.
  • Respond to requests for legal or business information; search reference materials, online legal sources and the Internet.
  • Check books in and out of the library, keep records of circulation and materials.
  • Perform legal research, analyze, edit and filter information.
  • Code, classify and catalog books, review and evaluate publications, films, audiovisual aids and other library materials.

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Pay by Experience Level for Law Librarian

Pay by Experience for a Law Librarian has a positive trend. An entry-level Law Librarian with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 50 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Law Librarian with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Law Librarian which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 33 salaries. A Law Librarian with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 19 salaries.

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Key Stats for Law Librarian

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Law Librarian Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

Mid-Career
▲10%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$60,000

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 9%
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