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School Library Media Specialist Salary (United States)

Average School Library Media Specialists in the United States make around $44K annually. Pay generally varies between $28K and $71K per year. School Library Media Specialists who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 84 percent. For the most part, School Library Media Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
School Library Media Specialist Salary (?
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$28,740 - $72,235
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MEDIAN: $43,977
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School Library Media Specialist Salary (?
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$10.68 - $23.43
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$28,740 - $72,235  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
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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$27,726 - $71,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 153
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.68 - $23.43  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
   
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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$27,726 - $71,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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.

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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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $36K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $44K. School Library Media Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $48K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $54K on average.

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Experience Affects School Library Media Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%
Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$42,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 13%