Library Paraprofessional Salary

Median pay for Library Paraprofessionals in the United States is around $14.66 per hour. Compensation ranges between $11.38 per hour and $20.62. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The vast majority (89 percent) of Library Paraprofessionals who took the survey are female. For the most part, Library Paraprofessionals enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$17,084 - $50,671

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$11.38 - $20.62

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$17,084 - $50,671  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $175.00  
Total Pay (?
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$18,965 - $47,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$11.38 - $20.62  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
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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$18,965 - $47,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $25K, 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. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $31K.

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Experience Affects Library Paraprofessional Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 19%
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