Library Manager Salary

With just under three-fifths of Library Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $31K to $76K per year and averages out to $50K per year. Job satisfaction for Library Managers is high. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,616 - $77,372
$32K
$50K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,357
10%
50%
90%

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$13.07 - $30.95
$13
$18
$31
MEDIAN: $17.86
10%
50%
90%

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$0$77K
Salary $31,616 - $77,372
Bonus $3,000
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$30,683 - $75,788
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 79
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $13.07 - $30.95
Overtime $24.49
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $3,000
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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$30,683 - $75,788
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 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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Library Managers who become Library Directors may see a small rise in pay. On average, Library Directors earn $55K per year.

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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
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Library Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲5%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Skills That Affect Library Manager Salaries

Budget Management
▲35%

Budgeting
▲22%

Reference Services
▼0%

National Average
$49,000


Customer Service
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 8%
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