Median pay for Medical Librarians in the United States is around $54K annually. Female Medical Librarians far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Medical Librarians like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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MEDIAN: $54,144
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,348 - $72,987  
   
Bonus
$491.32  
Total Pay (?
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$32,464 - $71,679  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.99 - $32.80  
   
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 - $71,679  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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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.


For many Medical Librarians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $44K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $49K on average. Medical Librarians see a median salary of $60K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Medical Librarians who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Key Stats for Medical Librarian

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
045
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
46%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Medical Librarian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Medical Librarian Salaries

Bibliographic Instruction
up arrow 19%

Clinical Research
up arrow 9%

Reference Services
up arrow 4%

National Average
$53,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
46%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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