Librarian Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Librarian is $46,916 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Acquisitions, Online Research, and Bibliographic Instruction. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Librarian Salary (?
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$32,747 - $70,252
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MEDIAN: $46,915
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Librarian Salary (?
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$9.22 - $29.61
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,747 - $70,252  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,063  
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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$27,717 - $69,467  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,054
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.22 - $29.61  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $50.01  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$0.00 - $2,063  
   
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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$27,717 - $69,467  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 280
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Job Description for Librarian

Librarians assist people in finding information from different sources. Books, periodicals, websites and catalogs are some of the media that librarians work with. Librarians also stay current with book and publishing correspondence. This makes them a go-to resource for people who need information about a specific subject.
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Librarian Tasks
  • Check books in and out of the library.
  • Select, acquire, catalogue, classify, circulate and maintain library materials.
  • Assist patrons with finding resources and locating books.

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Pay by Experience Level for Librarian

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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Atlanta
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Miami
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Baltimore
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Philadelphia
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Dallas
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National Average
$45,000
Indianapolis
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Experience Affects Librarian Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Skills That Affect Librarian Salaries

Acquisitions
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Web Development
up arrow 9%
Reference Services
up arrow 4%
Program Management
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Cataloging
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National Average
$45,000
Information Technology (IT) Support
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Customer Service
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Activities for Children
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Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 14%
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