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Library Manager Salary

With around half of Library Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Library Managers is $54K annually and can range from $30K on the lower end to $77K per year near the higher end. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of Library Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Library Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,746 - $80,466
(Median)
$33K
$54K
$80K
MEDIAN: $53,792
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$10.81 - $29.28
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$11
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,746 - $80,466  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,045  
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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$29,766 - $77,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.81 - $29.28  
   
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,045  
   
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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$29,766 - $77,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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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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For Library Managers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Library Managers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Library Director.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Library Managers who took the survey. Most notably, facility with Budgeting and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent and 8 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Library Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $42K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $51K. Library Managers bring in $52K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $59K.

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Experience Affects Library Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Library Manager Salaries

Budgeting
up arrow 21%


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
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 8%