Library Paraprofessional Salary

Median pay for Library Paraprofessionals in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $14.56 per hour. Earnings sit near $11.46 per hour on the lower side but can approach $20.51 on the higher side. For the most part, Library Paraprofessionals enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Female Library Paraprofessionals far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$16,438 - $50,852
(Median)
$16K
$26K
$51K
MEDIAN: $26,490
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$11.46 - $20.51
(Median)
$11
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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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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$18,683 - $48,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 (?
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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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$18,683 - $48,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $25K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $31K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $31K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Library Paraprofessional Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 18%
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