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Medical Librarian Salary

Earnings for Medical Librarians in the United States come in at around $50K per year on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $29K to $64K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Medical Librarians (86 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Work is enjoyable for Medical Librarians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$39,882 - $64,280
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MEDIAN: $50,365
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$10.30 - $30.42
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$39,882 - $64,280  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
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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$28,927 - $63,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $30.42  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
   
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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$28,927 - $63,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
United States (change)

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.


For Medical Librarians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $43K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $47K. Medical Librarians bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $57K.

Experience Affects Medical Librarian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 9%