Librarian, Special Library Salary
An average Special Library Librarian in the United States can expect to take home roughly $51K annually. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Special Library Librarians making up 75 percent. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Special Library Librarians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Librarian, Special Library
- Select, acquire, catalogue, classify, circulate, and maintain library materials; and furnish reference, bibliographical, and readers' advisory services.
- Set up or work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information.
- Perform in-depth, strategic research, and synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter information.
- Search standard reference materials, including on-line sources and the Internet, in order to answer patrons' reference questions.
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Pay by Experience Level for Librarian, Special Library
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Special Library Librarians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $49K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $51K. Special Library Librarians see a median salary of $51K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $57K.