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Librarian, Special Library Salary

For Special Library Librarians, yearly average wages total $52K annually. The majority of Special Library Librarians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Female Special Library Librarians far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$35,119 - $74,672
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$75K
MEDIAN: $51,513
10%
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90%

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$11.79 - $30.00
(Median)
$12
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,119 - $74,672  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,087  
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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$34,302 - $73,857  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $30.00  
   
Overtime
$25.00 - $30.34  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,087  
   
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).
)
$34,302 - $73,857  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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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Survey takers who work as Special Library Librarians report a focused set of job 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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $50K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $53K. Special Library Librarians bring in $59K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $52K.

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Experience Affects Librarian, Special Library Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Librarian, Special Library Salaries

Online Research
up arrow 13%

National Average
$51,000

Cataloging
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 11%
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