Library Technician Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Library Technician is $13.98 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Cataloging is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Library Technician Total Pay (?
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$21,523 - $42,730
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MEDIAN: $31,118
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Library Technician Total Pay (?
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$10.11 - $18.67
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$21,523 - $42,730  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
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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$21,176 - $41,221  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 210
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $18.67  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $32.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
   
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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$21,176 - $41,221  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 210
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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 14%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$30,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Library Technician Salaries

Cataloging
up arrow 11%
National Average
$30,000
Customer Service
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 23%
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