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School Library Media Specialist Salary

An average School Library Media Specialist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $43K per year. The bottom of the pay range sits near $28K, and the top verges on $71K per year. There are far more female School Library Media Specialists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 85 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,258 - $71,890
(Median)
$28K
$43K
$72K
MEDIAN: $43,372
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50%
90%

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$10.75 - $23.98
(Median)
$11
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,258 - $71,890  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,483  
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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$27,866 - $70,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.75 - $23.98  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,483  
   
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).
)
$27,866 - $70,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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Job Description for School Library Media Specialist

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

Common Career Paths for School Library Media Specialist


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School Library Media Specialists tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Librarian. The two jobs pay about the same on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for School Library Media Specialist

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


For many School Library Media Specialists, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $35K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $44K. School Library Media Specialists see a median salary of $49K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $54K.

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Experience Affects School Library Media Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 13%