Browse Categories

School Librarian Salary

The average School Librarian in the United States earns approximately $47K annually. Women account for the majority of School Librarians who took the survey — 90 percent to be exact. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and about one-half have dental coverage, just over a fifth claim no health benefits at all. The majority of School Librarians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$30,807 - $71,991
(Median)
31K
39K
47K
57K
72K
MEDIAN: $47,400
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$8.24 - $22.75
(Median)
8
11
14
18
23
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,807 - $71,991  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,153  
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).
)
$26,200 - $69,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.24 - $22.75  
   
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 - $2,153  
   
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).
)
$26,200 - $69,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
United States (change)

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.

School Librarian Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay by Experience Level for School Librarian

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


For many School Librarians, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $36K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $43K on average — a distinctly larger sum. School Librarians see a median salary of $50K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $57K.

Experience Affects School Librarian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 22%