Library Paraprofessional Salary

Median pay for Library Paraprofessionals in the United States is around $14.61 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $11.42 per hour and $20.56. Most Library Paraprofessionals like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Library Paraprofessionals (89 percent) who participated in the survey are women. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$16,359 - $50,671
(Median)
$16K
$26K
$51K
MEDIAN: $26,073
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$11.42 - $20.56
(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
$16,359 - $50,671  
   
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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$18,611 - $47,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$11.42 - $20.56  
   
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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$18,611 - $47,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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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 $25K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $31K. Library Paraprofessionals with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $32K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Library Paraprofessionals report making only $31K on average.

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Experience Affects Library Paraprofessional Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 18%
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