Medical Librarian Salary

An average Medical Librarian in the United States can expect to take home roughly $51K per year. Pay ranges from $31K on the low end to $67K per year on the high end. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women account for the majority of Medical Librarians who took the survey — 83 percent to be exact. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,262 - $67,092
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$51K
$67K
MEDIAN: $50,867
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$11.39 - $32.10
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$40,262 - $67,092  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
Total Pay (?
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$30,786 - $66,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.39 - $32.10  
   
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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$30,786 - $66,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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.


For Medical Librarians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $44K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $45K. On average, Medical Librarians make $51K following one to two decades on the job. As Medical Librarians reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $57K.

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Experience Affects Medical Librarian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 7%
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