An average Library Paraprofessional in the United States can expect to take home roughly $14.46 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 87 percent of Library Paraprofessionals are female. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$14,935 - $41,444
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$41K
MEDIAN: $25,474
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,935 - $41,444  
   
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$18,047 - $39,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $17.40  
   
Overtime
$22.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
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$18,047 - $39,878  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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Job Description for Library Paraprofessional

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

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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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $28K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $29K. Library Paraprofessionals bring in $30K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $31K.

Key Stats for Library Paraprofessional

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Library Paraprofessional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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