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Medical Librarian Salary

An average Medical Librarian in the United States can expect to take home roughly $50K per year. Compensation ranges between $29K and $65K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 84 percent of Medical Librarians are female. For the most part, Medical Librarians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,039 - $65,591
(Median)
$40K
$50K
$66K
MEDIAN: $50,162
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50%
90%

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$10.21 - $31.45
(Median)
$10
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$40,039 - $65,591  
   
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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$29,266 - $65,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $31.45  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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).
)
$29,266 - $65,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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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.


Medical Librarians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $44K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $47K. On average, Medical Librarians make $50K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Medical Librarian with more than 20 years of experience can earn $57K on average.

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Experience Affects Medical Librarian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 8%