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Library Paraprofessional Salary

Library Paraprofessionals in the United States take home an average $14.36 per hour. Compensation ranges between $11.46 per hour and $20.51. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half. The vast majority (89 percent) of Library Paraprofessionals who took the survey are female. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$16,438 - $50,852
(Median)
$16K
$27K
$51K
MEDIAN: $26,988
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$11.46 - $20.51
(Median)
$11
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary 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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$16,438 - $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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$18,969 - $48,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.46 - $20.51  
   
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$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).
)
$18,969 - $48,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48

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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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $26K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $31K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $32K in this role. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $31K.

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Experience Affects Library Paraprofessional Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

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