Medical Librarian Salary

The average Medical Librarian in the United States earns approximately $54K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,413 - $72,834
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$54K
$73K
MEDIAN: $53,866
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$12.95 - $31.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,413 - $72,834  
   
Bonus
$491.32  
Total Pay (?
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$32,464 - $71,319  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.95 - $31.44  
   
Overtime
$19.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$491.32  
   
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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$32,464 - $71,319  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Job Description for Medical Librarian

Medical librarians work in the health care system by providing assistance in finding medical documents and reports. They have a direct impact on patient care not only by assisting physicians and nurses, but also by serving as specialists in researching clinical/medical trials and procedures and studying other important medical information.

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Medical Librarian Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Librarian

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average inexperienced worker earns $45K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $50K. Medical Librarians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $58K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $61K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Key Stats for Medical Librarian

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
46%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Medical Librarian Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲12%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Medical Librarian Salaries

Bibliographic Instruction
▲21%

Clinical Research
▲12%

Reference Services
▲9%

National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
46%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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