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School Librarian Salary

Average School Librarians in the United States make around $48K per year. Most School Librarians report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (89 percent) of School Librarians who took the survey are female. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by about one-half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,190 - $71,242
(Median)
$30K
$48K
$71K
MEDIAN: $47,658
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$8.15 - $22.51
(Median)
$8
$14
$23
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,190 - $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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$24,998 - $66,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.15 - $22.51  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$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).
)
$24,998 - $66,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average beginner in this position makes around $35K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $43K. On average, School Librarians make $50K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $57K on average.

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Experience Affects School Librarian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 23%
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