School Library Media Specialist Salary

Median pay for School Library Media Specialists in the United States is around $44K per year. Compensation ranges between $27K and $76K per year. Most School Library Media Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The vast majority (87 percent) of School Library Media Specialists who took the survey are female.

$26,976 - $78,688
(Median)
$27K
$44K
$79K
MEDIAN: $43,570
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$11.00 - $29.74
(Median)
$11
$17
$30
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$26,976 - $78,688  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,517  
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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$26,928 - $76,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $29.74  
   
Overtime
$26.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,517  
   
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).
)
$26,928 - $76,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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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As School Library Media Specialists transition into upper-level roles like Librarians, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Librarians earn the same amount as School Library Media Specialists 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.


School Library Media Specialists who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $33K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $45K. School Library Media Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $68K on average.

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Experience Affects School Library Media Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 64%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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