Librarian Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Librarian is $46,633 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Online Research and Web Development. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Librarian Total Pay (?
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$32,497 - $70,091
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MEDIAN: $46,633
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Librarian Total Pay (?
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$9.15 - $29.71
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,497 - $70,091  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,098  
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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$27,544 - $69,324  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,311
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.15 - $29.71  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $50.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,098  
   
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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$27,544 - $69,324  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,311
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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

Seattle
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Minneapolis
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Miami
up arrow 15%
Baltimore
up arrow 14%
Atlanta
up arrow 13%
Philadelphia
up arrow 12%
Dallas
up arrow 12%
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National Average
$45,000
Houston
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Indianapolis
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Experience Affects Librarian Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Skills That Affect Librarian Salaries

Web Development
up arrow 10%
Reference Services
up arrow 4%
Program Management
up arrow 4%
Cataloging
up arrow 3%
Information Technology (IT) Support
0%
National Average
$45,000
Customer Service
up arrow 2%
Activities for Children
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
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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