Library Clerk Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Library Clerks in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $11.07 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and over a third receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$16,183 - $45,570
$16K
$30K
$46K
MEDIAN: $30,458
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$8.17 - $16.68
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MEDIAN: $11.07
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$0$45K
Salary $16,183 - $45,570
Bonus $275.00
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$16,880 - $36,829
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 33
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $8.17 - $16.68
Overtime $17.83
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $275.00
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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$16,880 - $36,829
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 137

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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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As Library Clerks transition into upper-level roles such as Librarian, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Librarians earn $43K on average per year. A common career progression for a Library Clerk is to become a Library Assistant or an Administrative Assistant. Compared to Library Clerks, the first group earns $4K more on average, and the second group earns $8K more.

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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
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Library Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
▲51%

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 45%
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