Reference Librarian Salary (United States)

A Reference Librarian earns an average salary of $45,615 per year. A skill in Cataloging is associated with high pay for this job.
Reference Librarian Total Pay (?
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$31,907 - $63,325
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MEDIAN: $45,614
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Reference Librarian Total Pay (?
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$11.50 - $33.35
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,907 - $63,325  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,650  
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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$30,476 - $64,365  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 504
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.50 - $33.35  
   
Overtime
$0.28 - $43.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,650  
   
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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$30,476 - $64,365  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 504
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Reference Librarian

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Pay Difference By Location

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$45,000
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Experience Affects Reference Librarian Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Skills That Affect Reference Librarian Salaries

Cataloging
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Bibliographic Instruction
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Reference Services
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National Average
$45,000

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Gender

Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 14%
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