Librarian / Cataloger Salary

Pay for Librarians & Catalogers in the United States is very modest at just $43K per year. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Librarians & Catalogers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Librarians & Catalogers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 80 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$27,977 - $61,779
$28K
$43K
$62K
MEDIAN: $43,174
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$10.42 - $21.41
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$21
MEDIAN: $14.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,977 - $61,779  
   
Bonus
$1,800  
Total Pay (?
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$25,554 - $59,033  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.42 - $21.41  
   
Overtime
$22.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$1,800  
   
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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$25,554 - $59,033  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Librarians & Catalogers who transition into an upper level Librarian position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Librarian makes $43K a year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Librarian / Cataloger

Pay by Experience for a Librarian / Cataloger has a positive trend. An entry-level Librarian / Cataloger with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 38 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Librarian / Cataloger with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Librarian / Cataloger which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 20 salaries. A Librarian / Cataloger with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 21 salaries.

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Key Stats for Librarian / Cataloger

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Librarian / Cataloger Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$39,000

Experienced
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼19%

Skills That Affect Librarian / Cataloger Salaries

Metadata Management
▲34%

National Average
$39,000

▼3%

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
37%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 14%
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