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Library Paraprofessional Salary

The average Library Paraprofessional in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $14.36 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $11.45 per hour and $20.51. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. There are far more female Library Paraprofessionals who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 90 percent. Most Library Paraprofessionals like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$16,517 - $50,766
(Median)
$17K
$27K
$51K
MEDIAN: $27,310
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90%

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$11.45 - $20.51
(Median)
$11
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$16,517 - $50,766  
   
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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$18,725 - $48,579  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.45 - $20.51  
   
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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$18,725 - $48,579  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $26K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $31K. Library Paraprofessionals claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $32K. Library Paraprofessionals who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $31K.

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Experience Affects Library Paraprofessional Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 20%
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