Library Clerk Salary

An average Library Clerk in the United States can expect to take home roughly $11.07 per hour. Female Library Clerks far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The majority of Library Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than half lack coverage. On the flip side, approximately half have medical insurance and over a third receive dental plans. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$16,119 - $48,804
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MEDIAN: $30,177
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$8.07 - $16.51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$16,119 - $48,804  
   
Total Pay (?
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$16,690 - $36,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$8.07 - $16.51  
   
Overtime
$19.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
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$16,690 - $36,546  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 138

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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.

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Library Clerk Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Library Clerk


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Library Clerks may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Librarian. The latter position pays an average of $43K annually. Library Clerks moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Library Assistants or Administrative Assistants. The median paychecks in those roles are $4K higher and $8K higher, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Library Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Library Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Library Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 83 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Library Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Library Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 55 salaries. A Library Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 14 salaries.

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Key Stats for Library Clerk

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Library Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
▲51%

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 46%