Library Manager Salary

The majority of Library Managers in the United States — more than half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $31K to $78K per year, and the median is $50K annually. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. There are far more female Library Managers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 87 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,350 - $79,534
$31K
$50K
$80K
MEDIAN: $50,310
10%
50%
90%

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$11.96 - $37.51
$12
$18
$38
MEDIAN: $17.51
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,350 - $79,534  
   
Bonus
$2,948  
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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$30,718 - $78,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.96 - $37.51  
   
Overtime
$23.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$2,948  
   
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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$30,718 - $78,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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Job Description for Library Manager

There are several different settings in which library managers work, such as a local high school, state university, or a community's public library, among others. Those in this position should be highly skilled in communication, both written and verbal, as they must greet and deal with the public, students, parents, and any patrons visiting the library. They also are responsible for managing and overseeing the library's employees.

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Library Manager Tasks

  • Direct the library services program, and participates in formulating long range goals and objectives.
  • Stay abreast of technology in order to work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information.
  • Promote library services and resources, and ensure library policies and procedures are followed.
  • Oversee library operations including planning, budgeting and staffing.

Common Career Paths for Library Manager


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As Library Managers make advancements in their career path to positions such as Library Director, their salaries may climb. Library Directors make $55K annually on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Library Manager

Pay by Experience for a Library Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Library Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 39 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Library Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Library Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 37 salaries. A Library Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 19 salaries.

Library Manager Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Library Manager?

Library Manager in Cleveland:
"Respect the people who work for you."
Do whatever you can to instill a feeling of worth among employees. They will work harder and longer to get the job done.

Library Manager in Marathon:
"Lifelong learning."
Membership and participation in professional organizations will keep you strong in your current position and make you a better choice over equally qualified candidates.

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Key Stats for Library Manager

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Library Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲6%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Skills That Affect Library Manager Salaries

Budget Management
▲36%

Budgeting
▲23%

Reference Services
▼0%

National Average
$49,000


Customer Service
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 5%