A Reference Librarian earns an average salary of $45,018 per year. A skill in Cataloging is associated with high pay for this job.
Reference Librarian Total Pay (?
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$31,840 - $62,428
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62K
MEDIAN: $45,018
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Reference Librarian Total Pay (?
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$11.97 - $33.11
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,840 - $62,428  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
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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$30,529 - $63,669  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 555
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $33.11  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $59.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$0.00 - $1,510  
   
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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$30,529 - $63,669  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 555
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Job Description for Reference Librarian
  • Perform in-depth, strategic research, and synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter information.
  • Search standard reference materials, including on-line sources and the Internet, in order to answer patrons' reference questions.
  • Select, acquire, catalogue, classify, circulate, and maintain library materials; and furnish reference, bibliographical, and readers' advisory services.
  • Set up or work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information.
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Popular Skills for Reference Librarian
Pay by Experience Level for Reference Librarian
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
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National Average
$45,000
Atlanta
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Experience Affects Reference Librarian Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Skills That Affect Reference Librarian Salaries

Cataloging
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Reference Services
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National Average
$45,000
Bibliographic Instruction
up arrow 1%
Collection Development
up arrow 4%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 154 votes.
Gender
Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 15%
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