Library Technician Salary

A Library Technician earns an average wage of $13.87 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$18,758 - $43,101
(Median)
$19K
$32K
$43K
MEDIAN: $32,363
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$10.19 - $18.37
(Median)
$10
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$18,758 - $43,101  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,572  
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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$20,875 - $41,154  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.19 - $18.37  
   
Overtime
$17.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,572  
   
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).
)
$20,875 - $41,154  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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Job Description for Library Technician

Library technicians assist librarians in the daily duties of helping people locate the reading materials they seek. In addition, library technicians keep the library neat and tidy, as well as help library visitors understand the indexing and filing system of books and research materials.

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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 11%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Library Technician Salaries

Cataloging
up arrow 1%

National Average
$30,000

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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