School Library Media Specialist Salary

For School Library Media Specialists, annual average wages total $44K per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $27K to $76K per year. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than one-half. School Library Media Specialists who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 87 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$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).
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$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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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

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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $33K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $45K. On average, School Library Media Specialists make $51K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $68K.

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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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