Librarian, Special Library Salary

The average Special Library Librarian in the United States earns approximately $52K per year. The vast majority (83 percent) of Special Library Librarians who took the survey are female. For the most part, Special Library Librarians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and the larger part earn vision coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,864 - $74,635
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$75K
MEDIAN: $51,513
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90%

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$11.92 - $29.36
(Median)
$12
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,864 - $74,635  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,115  
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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$32,372 - $73,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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 - $9,115  
   
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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$32,372 - $73,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | 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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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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $51K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $50K. Special Library Librarians see a median salary of $58K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 15%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Librarian, Special Library Salaries

Online Research
up arrow 14%

National Average
$51,000

Cataloging
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 11%
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