Library Assistant Director Salary
With just under two-thirds of Library Assistant Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Library Assistant Directors is $60K annually and can range from $33K on the lower end to $88K per year near the higher end. Job satisfaction for Library Assistant Directors is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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|Total Pay (||$32,618 - $88,321|
Job Description for Library Assistant Director
A bachelor's degree in library science, English, or journalism is generally required for this position, and library assistant directors are responsible for ensuring that library operations are accomplished within the limits of the annual budget for each fiscal year.Read More...
Library assistant directors typically chair the committee which appropriates funds each year for the acquisition of new assets and selects the categories of expenditures, including electronic devices, books, subscriptions, and other categories. Once the committee has allocated funds by category, the library assistant director ultimately decides which items in each category shall be purchased and which branches will house those acquisitions.
These assistant directors must compile and utilize data to determine which library services are used most by patrons and recommend the growth rates of those services to the committee of appropriations. They may also have hiring responsibilities and must comply with all federal and state laws in hiring practices.
Library assistant directors are expected to spend at least 4 hours in each branch every month to observe the atmosphere and tone of the operations and establish visibility to the employees who work for each branch. They typically work at a main library during regular weekly business hours, and there are ten holidays observed by all county employees. In the absence of the library director, the library assistant director will also perform the primary director's tasks and functions.
Library Assistant Director Tasks
- Supervise daily operations.
- Staff front desk and assist patrons.
- Manage reference and technology materials.
- Increase and improve the library collection.
- Assist with administration, including grant writing and outreach development.
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Pay by Experience Level for Library Assistant Director
Pay by Experience for a Library Assistant Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Library Assistant Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 9 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Library Assistant Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Library Assistant Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 25 salaries. A Library Assistant Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 11 salaries.
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