School Librarian Salary

The larger portion of School Librarians in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $45K annually. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most School Librarians. Some workers in this field — slightly more than a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,074 - $72,584
$25K
$45K
$73K
MEDIAN: $45,073
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$9.21 - $19.87
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MEDIAN: $12.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$25,074 - $72,584  
   
Total Pay (?
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$23,546 - $69,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.21 - $19.87  
   
Overtime
$7.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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$23,546 - $69,964  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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Job Description for School Librarian

School librarians generally oversee all the happenings within a library at a school. Depending on the type of school, anyone from young children to adults may use the library’s facilities. In order to encourage students to use the library in the most efficient way possible, librarians will sometimes hold lessons about how to locate books via the library’s code.

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School Librarian Tasks

  • Oversee library, including helping students find materials and developing the collection.
  • Supervise and schedule volunteers and support staff.
  • Monitor and oversee information literacy campaigns and reading projects.
  • Create and deliver curriculum, and support instruction and classroom projects.

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Pay by Experience Level for School Librarian

Pay by Experience for a School Librarian has a positive trend. An entry-level School Librarian with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 67 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A School Librarian with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced School Librarian which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 33 salaries. A School Librarian with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 16 salaries.

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Key Stats for School Librarian

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects School Librarian Salaries

Late-Career
▲38%

Experienced
▲35%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 23%
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