School Library Media Specialist Salary

Most School Library Media Specialists in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $47K annually. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,950 - $76,263
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$47K
$76K
MEDIAN: $47,435
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$10.99 - $30.87
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MEDIAN: $18.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,950 - $76,263  
   
Bonus
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$27,305 - $74,681  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.99 - $30.87  
   
Overtime
$25.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$500  
   
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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$27,305 - $74,681  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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Job Description for School Library Media Specialist

School library media specialists work in libraries within schools, but also commonly have a teaching background. These specialists must be able to easily locate, evaluate, and summarize information and demonstrate these skills for students, and both traditional and modern tools and resources should be taught and used.

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School Library Media Specialist Tasks

  • Help students and instructors identify and locate media.
  • Instruct students and instructors on how to use equipment.
  • Develop a curriculum to teach multimedia and library skills to students.
  • Provide resources to students and instructors.

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School Library Media Specialists' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Librarian. On average, Librarians get paid about the same as School Library Media Specialists do.

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Pay by Experience Level for School Library Media Specialist

Pay by Experience for a School Library Media Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level School Library Media Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 50 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A School Library Media Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 37 salaries. An experienced School Library Media Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 34 salaries. A School Library Media Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 20 salaries.

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Key Stats for School Library Media Specialist

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects School Library Media Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲43%

Experienced
▲21%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 9%
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