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.
|Salary||$31,616 - $77,372|
|Total Pay (||$30,683 - $75,788|
|Hourly Rate||$13.07 - $30.95|
|Total Pay (||$30,683 - $75,788|
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.Read More...
A library manager should have knowledge of, and the ability to work with, any technology within the library, including (but not limited to) computers and the Internet. Another important factor for success is one's ability to design a system which works for both staff and patrons; in an ideal situation, patrons can enter the library, ask for a book or other reference materials, and any staff member can help locate it. Designing, implementing, upgrading, and managing this system is a library manger's primary responsibility.
Typically, a library manager must have a bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Some have a master's of library science degree as well, perhaps accompanied by a teaching certificate. In addition, library managers should also have some supervisory experience so he or she can run the library effectively and efficiently.
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.
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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.
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