Law Librarian Salary

The average Law Librarian in the United States earns approximately $59K per year. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Law Librarians making up 73 percent. Most Law Librarians report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$39,488 - $88,056
(Median)
$39K
$59K
$88K
MEDIAN: $58,612
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$11.68 - $34.00
(Median)
$12
$16
$34
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$39,488 - $88,056  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,171  
Total Pay (?
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$34,380 - $87,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.68 - $34.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,171  
   
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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$34,380 - $87,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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

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


For Law Librarians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $51K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $60K. On average, Law Librarians make $65K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Law Librarians with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $72K.

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Experience Affects Law Librarian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 4%
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