A Librarian earns an average salary of $44,946 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Online Research and Bibliographic Instruction.
Librarian Total Pay (?
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$31,639 - $67,145
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MEDIAN: $44,945
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Librarian Total Pay (?
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$8.85 - $26.36
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,639 - $67,145  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,414  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,948  
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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$26,336 - $65,534  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$8.85 - $26.36  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $50.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,414  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,948  
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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$26,336 - $65,534  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,105
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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
San Francisco
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Seattle
up arrow 33%
Los Angeles
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Miami
up arrow 19%
Baltimore
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Philadelphia
up arrow 18%
Dallas
up arrow 15%
Minneapolis
up arrow 13%
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National Average
$43,000
Boston
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San Antonio
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Houston
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Experience Affects Librarian Salaries

National Average
$43,000

Skills That Affect Librarian Salaries

Cataloging
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Program Management
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Customer Service
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National Average
$43,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 16%
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