Law Librarian Salary

Earnings for Law Librarians in the United States come in at around $58K annually on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Law Librarians survey respondents are women (77 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,205 - $87,588
(Median)
$39K
$58K
$88K
MEDIAN: $58,467
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$12.12 - $40.55
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$12
$16
$41
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$39,205 - $87,588  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
Total Pay (?
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$34,545 - $87,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $40.55  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
   
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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$34,545 - $87,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $53K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $61K. Law Librarians bring in $65K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $62K.

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Experience Affects Law Librarian Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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