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Library Manager Salary

Library Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with around half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $53K annually on average but can range from $31K to $78K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Library Managers. Most Library Managers survey respondents are women (79 percent). Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$32,500 - $80,274
(Median)
$33K
$53K
$80K
MEDIAN: $53,225
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90%

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$11.15 - $29.98
(Median)
$11
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,500 - $80,274  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,057  
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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$30,673 - $78,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $29.98  
   
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,057  
   
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).
)
$30,673 - $78,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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

  • Promote library services and resources, and ensure library policies and procedures are followed.
  • Oversee library operations including planning, budgeting and staffing.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Library Manager


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Library Managers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Library Director. Median pay for Library Directors is $54K.

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Library Managers only report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Budgeting and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Reference Services and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Library Manager

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


For Library Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $42K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $51K. For Library Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $53K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $61K.

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Experience Affects Library Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Library Manager Salaries

Budgeting
up arrow 20%


National Average
$51,000

Customer Service
up arrow 10%

Reference Services
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 7%