Library Paraprofessional Salary

Library Paraprofessionals in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $28K per year for pay. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $19K and $47K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Library Paraprofessionals is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $28K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $31K. Library Paraprofessionals claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $32K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $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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