An average Special Library Librarian in the United States can expect to take home roughly $51K annually. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Special Library Librarians making up 75 percent. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Special Library Librarians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,783 - $76,840
(Median)
$39K
$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,392
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50%
90%

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$14.34 - $24.70
(Median)
$14
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,783 - $76,840  
   
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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$33,720 - $72,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.34 - $24.70  
   
Overtime
$21.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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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$33,720 - $72,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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.


Special Library Librarians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $49K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $51K. Special Library Librarians see a median salary of $51K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $57K.

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Experience Affects Librarian, Special Library Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Librarian, Special Library Salaries

Online Research
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Cataloging
0%

National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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