School Librarian Salary

School Librarians in the United States can expect wages of $46K annually on average. Some workers in this field — roughly a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by nearly one-half. Something to celebrate is that most people in this position are highly satisfied with their jobs. There are far more female School Librarians who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 89 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,197 - $66,734
(Median)
$29K
$46K
$67K
MEDIAN: $45,958
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$8.97 - $24.24
(Median)
$9
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,197 - $66,734  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
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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$25,627 - $65,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 154
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.97 - $24.24  
   
Overtime
$18.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
   
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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$25,627 - $65,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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

  • 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $35K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $43K. School Librarians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $49K. School Librarians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $52K.

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Experience Affects School Librarian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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