Library Paraprofessionals in the United States take home an average $14.40 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Library Paraprofessionals (87 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,909 - $40,824  
   
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$18,047 - $39,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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$10.21 - $17.96  
   
Overtime
$20.00  
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$0$14K$28K$42K
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$18,047 - $39,878  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 40

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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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $28K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $29K on average. Library Paraprofessionals see a median salary of $29K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $31K.

Key Stats for Library Paraprofessional

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
030
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Library Paraprofessional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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