What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Library Clerk Salary

Library Clerks in the United States can expect to earn an average of $10.68 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $8.01 per hour and $16.32. Some workers in this field — half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by slightly less than half and dental plans are enjoyed by over a third. The majority of Library Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 88 percent of Library Clerks are female. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$15,714 - $39,835
(Median)
$16K
$29K
$40K
MEDIAN: $28,768
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$8.01 - $16.32
(Median)
$8
$11
$16
MEDIAN: $10
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$15,714 - $39,835  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $507  
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).
)
$16,590 - $35,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.01 - $16.32  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $21.52  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $507  
   
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).
)
$16,590 - $35,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

- OR -

Log in with LinkedIn

Comp Managers Click Here »

Job Description for Library Clerk

Library clerks are also referred to as library assistants, and they deal with the clerical aspect of the library. They also help the librarian with sorting, shelving, and removing books and other materials at the library. Library clerks also help people who come to the library locate items that they are looking for, including books, movies, and music. They also assist with any internet research they may need help with.

Read More...

Library Clerk 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.

Common Career Paths for Library Clerk


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


As Library Clerks transition into upper-level roles such as Librarian, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Librarians earn $42K on average per year. Library Clerks moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Library Assistants or Library Technicians. The median paychecks in those roles are $3K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

Library Clerk Job Listings

Search for more jobs:


Pay by Experience Level for Library Clerk

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $22K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $24K. Library Clerks bring in $28K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $33K on average.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Experience Affects Library Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 51%