School Librarian Salary

School Librarians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $47K annually. Although slightly less than a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and nearly one-half get dental coverage, too. For the most part, School Librarians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female School Librarians far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,338 - $71,242
(Median)
$30K
$47K
$71K
MEDIAN: $46,959
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$8.20 - $22.30
(Median)
$8
$14
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,338 - $71,242  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
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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$24,699 - $66,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.20 - $22.30  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
   
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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$24,699 - $66,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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Job Description for School Librarian

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

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Pay by Experience Level for School Librarian

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


School Librarians who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $35K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $43K. On average, School Librarians make $50K following one to two decades on the job. School Librarians who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $56K on average.

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Experience Affects School Librarian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 23%