Librarian, Special Library Salary

Pay for Special Library Librarians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $53K annually. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Most Special Library Librarians report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,065 - $75,257
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$75K
MEDIAN: $52,529
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$14.19 - $29.59
(Median)
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$30
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,065 - $75,257  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,874  
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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$35,277 - $74,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $29.59  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,874  
   
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).
)
$35,277 - $74,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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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Special Library Librarians report a narrow range of specific skills. Online Research and Cataloging are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Librarian, Special Library

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $50K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $51K. On average, Special Library Librarians make $59K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $52K.

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Experience Affects Librarian, Special Library Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Librarian, Special Library Salaries


National Average
$51,000

Cataloging
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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