Law Librarians in the United States take home approximately $59K annually on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Work is enjoyable for Law Librarians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Law Librarians survey respondents are women (77 percent). Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$42,437 - $89,958
$42K
$59K
$90K
MEDIAN: $59,397
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$15.23 - $34.39
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MEDIAN: $23.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$42,437 - $89,958  
   
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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$38,912 - $90,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$23.28  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$38,912 - $90,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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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

  • Perform legal research, analyze, edit and filter information.
  • Code, classify and catalog books, review and evaluate publications, films, audiovisual aids and other library materials.
  • Check books in and out of the library, keep records of circulation and materials.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Law Librarian

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $65K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $55K. Law Librarians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $62K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $78K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Key Stats for Law Librarian

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Law Librarian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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