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Librarian, Special Library Salary (United States)

Special Library Librarians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $51K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The vast majority (81 percent) of Special Library Librarians who took the survey are female. Most Special Library Librarians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Librarian, Special Library Salary (?
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$33,364 - $74,180
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MEDIAN: $50,643
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Librarian, Special Library Salary (?
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$11.92 - $29.36
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,364 - $74,180  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
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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$31,184 - $73,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $29.36  
   
Overtime
$25.00 - $30.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
   
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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$31,184 - $73,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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 typically report just a few professional 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's salary is approximately $48K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $51K on average. On average, Special Library Librarians make $59K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $52K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Librarian, Special Library Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%
Late-Career
up arrow 4%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$50,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Librarian, Special Library Salaries

Online Research
up arrow 14%
Cataloging
0%
National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
81%
female alumni
 
Male
19%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 13%