Library Manager Salary

Median pay for Library Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $51K annually. Most Library Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 87 percent of Library Managers are female. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$31,919 - $78,624
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$51K
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MEDIAN: $50,819
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$10.84 - $36.49
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MEDIAN: $17.12
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,919 - $78,624  
   
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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$30,354 - $77,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.84 - $36.49  
   
Overtime
$23.97  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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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$30,354 - $77,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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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Library Managers who become Library Directors position may earn slightly higher salaries. The median income for that position is $55K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Library Manager

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


Library Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $47K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $49K. Library Managers bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $54K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Library Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲5%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Skills That Affect Library Manager Salaries

Budget Management
▲36%

Budgeting
▲23%

Reference Services
▲1%

National Average
$49,000


Customer Service
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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