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Law Librarian Salary

Average Law Librarians in the United States make around $57K per year. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Female Law Librarians make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. For the most part, Law Librarians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,507 - $85,258
(Median)
$39K
$57K
$85K
MEDIAN: $57,471
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90%

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$9.13 - $40.95
(Median)
$9
$15
$41
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,507 - $85,258  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,081  
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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$33,993 - $85,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.13 - $40.95  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,081  
   
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).
)
$33,993 - $85,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $51K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $60K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $69K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $68K.

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Experience Affects Law Librarian Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 3%