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Librarian, Special Library Salary

Special Library Librarians in the United States can expect wages of $52K per year on average. Work is enjoyable for Special Library Librarians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (85 percent) of Special Library Librarians who took the survey are female. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,182 - $74,602
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$75K
MEDIAN: $51,673
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50%
90%

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$11.79 - $30.00
(Median)
$12
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,182 - $74,602  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,059  
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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$34,363 - $73,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $30.00  
   
Overtime
$25.00 - $30.34  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,059  
   
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).
)
$34,363 - $73,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that 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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $50K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $53K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $59K in this role. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $52K.

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Experience Affects Librarian, Special Library Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Librarian, Special Library Salaries

Online Research
up arrow 13%

National Average
$51,000

Cataloging
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 12%