Library Aide Salary
A Library Aide earns an average wage of $10.76 per hour.
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Job Description for Library Aide
A library aide is a common sight in any public library but is also seen in university institutions. The library aide fulfills a multitude of tasks, generally working under the supervision of a librarian or a head librarian. The aide helps to replace items on shelves, assists with checking out items, and generally helps to maintain the organization and setting of the library where he or she may work.Read More...
The aide typically will have a cart laden with returned books that must be properly returned to shelves according to the Dewey Decimal System. The library aide typically will take time during the day, even when not actually shelving books, to look over various sections and check for proper sequencing and order on the shelves and remove all loose materials to be categorized and reshelved later. Additionally, the library aide is likely to run a variety of clerical functions. He or she may assist visitors in processing documentation for library cards. If the library has computer stations, the aide may be the person handling sign-in times and managing all scheduled use of technology. It is also typically the library aide who processes checkouts for visitors and handles the categorization of returns so they may be reshelved.
To work as a library aide, a person must typically have at least a high school education and be able to pass through any training in the shelving systems used by the library where he or she wants to work. Library aides will sometimes work with heavy loads of books or boxes and should be able to lift 25-50 pounds. Library aides typically work regular business hours during the week, but some weekend requirements are typical.
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Pay by Experience Level for Library Aide
Pay by Experience for a Library Aide has a positive trend. An entry-level Library Aide with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 37 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Library Aide with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Library Aide which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 12 salaries. A Library Aide with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 6 salaries.
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