Librarian / Cataloger Salary

Librarians & Catalogers in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $42K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,878 - $61,938
$28K
$42K
$62K
MEDIAN: $42,463
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50%
90%

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$10.38 - $20.64
$10
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,878 - $61,938  
   
Bonus
$1,800  
Total Pay (?
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$25,404 - $59,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.38 - $20.64  
   
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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$25,404 - $59,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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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 often transition into upper-level roles like Librarian, for which the average compensation is $43K per 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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Librarian / Cataloger Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$39,000

Experienced
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼18%

Skills That Affect Librarian / Cataloger Salaries

Metadata Management
▲36%

National Average
$39,000

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 15%