School Library Media Specialist Salary

School Library Media Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $43K annually. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $28K and $71K per year. The vast majority (88 percent) of School Library Media Specialists who took the survey are female. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$28,117 - $71,975

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$11.84 - $25.34

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,117 - $71,975  
   
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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$27,990 - $71,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $25.34  
   
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).
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$27,990 - $71,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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' 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

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 $34K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $44K. School Library Media Specialists see a median salary of $48K after reaching one to two decades on the job. School Library Media Specialists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $55K.

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Experience Affects School Library Media Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 13%
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