Librarian, Special Library Salary

Average Special Library Librarians in the United States make around $52K annually. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and the larger part get vision benefits. The majority of Special Library Librarians claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (82 percent) of Special Library Librarians who took the survey are female. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$34,731 - $74,799

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$11.88 - $29.59

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,731 - $74,799  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,142  
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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$32,093 - $73,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $29.59  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,142  
   
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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$32,093 - $73,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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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Professional skills reported by Special Library Librarians are few in number. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $59K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Special Library Librarians report making only $52K on average.

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Experience Affects Librarian, Special Library Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Late-Career
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National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Librarian, Special Library Salaries

Online Research
up arrow 15%

National Average
$51,000

Cataloging
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 12%
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