Librarian, Special Library Salary

The average Special Library Librarian in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $52K annually. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and the larger part get vision benefits. The vast majority of Special Library Librarians (83 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Most Special Library Librarians report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$34,731 - $74,799
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$75K
MEDIAN: $51,610
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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
$34,731 - $74,799  
   
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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$32,185 - $73,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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$32,185 - $73,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. 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 $52K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Special Library Librarians make a median salary of $59K. Special Library Librarians who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $52K.

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Experience Affects Librarian, Special Library Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

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
24%
10-19 years
28%
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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