Library Paraprofessional Salary

Library Paraprofessionals in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $14.28 per hour for pay. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $10.40 per hour and $20.62. Job satisfaction for Library Paraprofessionals is high. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$15,484 - $50,852
(Median)
$15K
$27K
$51K
MEDIAN: $26,988
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$10.40 - $20.62
(Median)
$10
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$15,484 - $50,852  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $175.00  
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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$17,959 - $48,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.40 - $20.62  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $175.00  
   
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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$17,959 - $48,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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Job Description for Library Paraprofessional

  • Locate library materials for loan and replace material in shelving area, stacks, or files according to identification number and title.
  • Process new materials including books, audiovisual materials, and computer software.
  • Compile records, sort and shelve books, and issue and receive library materials such as pictures, cards, slides and microfilm.

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Pay by Experience Level for Library Paraprofessional

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


Library Paraprofessionals do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $25K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $31K. Library Paraprofessionals see a median salary of $32K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Library Paraprofessional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 18%