Librarian, Special Library Salary

An average Special Library Librarian in the United States can expect to take home roughly $50K annually. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Special Library Librarians survey respondents are women (75 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,745 - $74,497
$36K
$50K
$74K
MEDIAN: $50,137
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50%
90%

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$14.34 - $24.70
$14
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.13
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,745 - $74,497  
   
Bonus
$5,400  
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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$33,209 - $71,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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
$5,400  
   
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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$33,209 - $71,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Job Description for Librarian, Special Library

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $49K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $49K. Special Library Librarians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $48K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $60K.

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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 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Librarian, Special Library Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Mid-Career
▲1%

Entry-Level
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

Experienced
▼2%

Skills That Affect Librarian, Special Library Salaries


Cataloging
▲2%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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