Library Managers in the United States take home approximately $51K annually on average. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Library Managers (82 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$31,694 - $81,748
(Median)
$32K
$51K
$82K
MEDIAN: $51,151
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50%
90%

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$10.84 - $30.05
(Median)
$11
$17
$30
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$31,694 - $81,748  
   
Bonus
$2,966  
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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$29,081 - $78,475  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.84 - $30.05  
   
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$2,966  
   
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).
)
$29,081 - $78,475  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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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At the upper end, Library Managers who move into a Library Director role may earn a little more as the latter position has a median salary of $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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $49K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $47K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Library Managers make a median salary of $52K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $51K.

Library Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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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Experience Affects Library Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Library Manager Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 37%

Budgeting
up arrow 24%

Reference Services
up arrow 1%

National Average
$48,000

People Management
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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