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Library Paraprofessional Salary

Most Library Paraprofessionals in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $14.56 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $11.58 per hour and $20.31. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most Library Paraprofessionals report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$15,368 - $50,112
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37K
50K
MEDIAN: $27,310
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$11.58 - $20.31
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$15,368 - $50,112  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $103.04  
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$17,944 - $46,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $20.31  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $103.04  
   
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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$17,944 - $46,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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.


For Library Paraprofessionals, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $26K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $31K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Library Paraprofessionals make a median salary of $32K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $33K.

Experience Affects Library Paraprofessional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 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
27%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 20%