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Library Technician Salary (United States)

A Library Technician earns an average wage of $13.78 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Library Technician Salary (?
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$20,808 - $42,940
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $31,584
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Library Technician Salary (?
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$10.17 - $18.48
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,808 - $42,940  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,400  
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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$21,156 - $41,362  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $18.48  
   
Overtime
$15.90 - $26.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,400  
   
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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$21,156 - $41,362  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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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.

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
up arrow 39%
Seattle
up arrow 4%
National Average
$30,000
San Diego
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Experience Affects Library Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
Late-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$30,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Library Technician Salaries

National Average
$30,000
Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 19%