Medical Librarian Salary

Medical Librarians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $51K annually. Earnings sit near $32K on the lower side but can approach $66K per year on the higher side. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Medical Librarians. Women account for the majority of Medical Librarians who took the survey — 82 percent to be exact. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,562 - $66,154

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$11.77 - $32.22

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$40,562 - $66,154  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
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$31,523 - $66,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.77 - $32.22  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
   
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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$31,523 - $66,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Job Description for Medical Librarian

  • Maintain library databases.
  • Compile bibliographies and research for users.
  • Help users find information and recommend resources and medical documents.
  • Select and evaluate the library's supply of books, journals, pamphlets, and multimedia offerings.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Librarian

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $45K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($45K) on average. On average, Medical Librarians make $51K following one to two decades on the job. Medical Librarians who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $57K.

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Experience Affects Medical Librarian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 6%
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