Library Technician Salary

A Library Technician earns an average wage of $13.94 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$22,078 - $42,461
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MEDIAN: $31,827
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$10.23 - $18.81
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$22,078 - $42,461  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,551  
Total Pay (?
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$21,474 - $41,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $18.81  
   
Overtime
$15.90 - $26.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,551  
   
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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$21,474 - $41,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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Job Description for Library Technician

Library technicians carry out the day-to-day tasks of operating a library. They are sometimes referred to as a library assistants, as they often work under or are supervised by a librarian. Sometimes, however, in smaller libraries they may be the only person on staff. The daily tasks of a library technician include assisting readers in the use of library catalogs, classification of materials, data input to assist in acquiring materials, assisting in the provision of reference services, and determining circulation procedures. Additionally, technicians typically compile records, sort and shelve books, remove or repair damaged books, and replace materials in shelving areas.

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Library Technician Tasks

  • Check materials in and out of the circulation process.
  • Compile records; sort and shelve books; remove or repair damaged books.
  • Assist librarians by helping readers in the use of library catalogs, databases and indexes to locate books and other materials; and by answering questions that require only brief consultation of standard reference.
  • Replace materials in shelving area or files.

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Pay by Experience Level for Library Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Library Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Library Technician Salaries

Cataloging
up arrow 3%

National Average
$30,000

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 17%
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