Librarian, Special Library Salary
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.
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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