Pay for Library Clerks in the United States sits in the ballpark of $11.03 per hour. The vast majority of Library Clerks (89 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Job satisfaction for Library Clerks is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — a little less than one-half lack coverage. On the flip side, half have medical insurance and approximately one in three receive dental plans. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$16,275 - $47,879
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$30K
$48K
MEDIAN: $29,904
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$8.09 - $16.35
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MEDIAN: $11.03
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$16,275 - $47,879  
   
Total Pay (?
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$16,740 - $36,272  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.09 - $16.35  
   
Overtime
$19.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Total Pay (?
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$16,740 - $36,272  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 140

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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. When Library Clerks are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Library Assistants or Administrative Assistants. Those roles pay an additional $4K and $8K, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Library Clerk

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker earns $22K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $24K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Library Clerks make a median salary of $27K. Library Clerks who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $35K.

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Key Stats for Library Clerk

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
036
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Library Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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