School Library Media Specialist Salary

Earnings for School Library Media Specialists in the United States come in at around $49K per year on average. The vast majority of School Library Media Specialists (90 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Work is enjoyable for School Library Media Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$32,865 - $76,039
$33K
$49K
$76K
MEDIAN: $48,598
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50%
90%

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$10.30 - $28.84
$10
$16
$29
MEDIAN: $15.59
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50%
90%

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$0$76K
Salary $32,865 - $76,039
Bonus $500
Total Pay (?
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$29,361 - $73,261
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 115
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $10.30 - $28.84
Overtime $25.41
Annual Data $0$73K
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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$29,361 - $73,261
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

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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.

Common Career Paths for School Library Media Specialist


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School Library Media Specialists sometimes move into a Librarian role, where the salary is similar.

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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 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects School Library Media Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲44%

Experienced
▲22%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 8%
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