Median pay for Special Library Librarians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $51K per year. Female Special Library Librarians make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Work is enjoyable for Special Library Librarians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,128 - $76,475
$39K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $51,188
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50%
90%

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$14.34 - $24.70
$14
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,128 - $76,475  
   
Bonus
$5,775  
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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$33,851 - $71,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.34 - $24.70  
   
Overtime
$21.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$5,775  
   
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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$33,851 - $71,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $49K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $51K on average. Special Library Librarians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Special Library Librarian with more than 20 years of experience can earn $60K on average.

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Key Stats for Librarian, Special Library

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Librarian, Special Library Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Skills That Affect Librarian, Special Library Salaries


Cataloging
0%

National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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