Library Assistant Salary

A Library Assistant earns an average wage of $13.08 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Collection Development is associated with high pay for this job.
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$20,567 - $41,807
(Median)
$21K
$30K
$42K
MEDIAN: $29,654
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$8.98 - $18.75
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$9
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$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,567 - $41,807  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$19,160 - $40,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 322
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.98 - $18.75  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.43  
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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).
)
$19,160 - $40,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 531
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Job Description for Library Assistant

Library assistants participate in all aspects of library circulation and patron service duties. Their primary responsibility is to ensure all patron needs are met. This includes assisting patrons in general library services such as signing up for library cards, using the library catalog, and navigating the library’s various areas. They answer basic circulation and reference questions and assist patrons in finding materials they are searching for, as well as direct patrons to reference librarians for more complex questions. They may troubleshoot library equipment such as computers, copiers, and printers if they malfunction. Library assistants check in and check out materials and manage hold requests, as needed. They return materials to their proper location on the shelves, and occasionally “shelf read” to check that material on the shelves are in the correct order. Library assistants may help to open or close the library, depending on their schedule.

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Library Assistant Tasks

  • Locate library materials for loan and replace material in shelving area, stacks, or files according to identification number and title.
  • Process new materials including books, audiovisual materials, and computer software.
  • Compile records, sort and shelve books, and issue and receive library materials such as pictures, cards, slides and microfilm.

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Pay by Experience Level for Library Assistant

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,244

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Experience Affects Library Assistant Salaries




National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Library Assistant Salaries

Collection Development
up arrow 20%

Reference Services
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
0%

Cataloging
0%

National Average
$28,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Inter-library Loan
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 148 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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