Law Librarian Salary

Law Librarians in the United States take home an average $59K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Female Law Librarians make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Most Law Librarians report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$39,627 - $87,791

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$11.68 - $34.00

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$39,627 - $87,791  
   
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$34,550 - $87,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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$11.68 - $34.00  
   
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$0.00 - $5,171  
   
Total Pay (?
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$34,550 - $87,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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.


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 $63K. Law Librarians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $63K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $72K.

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Experience Affects Law Librarian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

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