Library Paraprofessional Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Library Paraprofessionals in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $28K per year. Pay generally varies between $19K and $47K per year. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$18,165 - $50,137
(Median)
$18K
$28K
$50K
MEDIAN: $28,491
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$10.32 - $20.48
(Median)
$10
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$18,165 - $50,137  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $242.40  
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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$19,399 - $47,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.32 - $20.48  
   
Overtime
$18.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $242.40  
   
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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$19,399 - $47,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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 $28K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $31K. Library Paraprofessionals who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $32K. For some reason, Library Paraprofessionals with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $30K.

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Experience Affects Library Paraprofessional Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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