It's impossible to make it big as a Librarians & Catalogers in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $44K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Librarians & Catalogers is high. The vast majority (80 percent) of Librarians & Catalogers who took the survey are female. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$28,077 - $61,618
(Median)
$28K
$44K
$62K
MEDIAN: $43,505
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50%
90%

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$11.23 - $21.93
(Median)
$11
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,077 - $61,618  
   
Bonus
$1,400  
Total Pay (?
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$25,698 - $59,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.23 - $21.93  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$1,400  
   
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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$25,698 - $59,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Job Description for Librarian / Cataloger

Librarians/catalogers work at public, private, and educational institution libraries, and may work in museums, as well. They are responsible for ensuring that all items owned by the library are properly categorized, classified, recorded, displayed, and stored.

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Librarian / Cataloger Tasks

  • 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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Librarians & Catalogers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Librarian. Median pay for Librarians is $43K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Librarian / Cataloger

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $33K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $44K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $37K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $44K.

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Experience Affects Librarian / Cataloger Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$40,000

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Librarian / Cataloger Salaries

Metadata Management
up arrow 32%

National Average
$40,000

Cataloging
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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