School Library Media Specialist Salary

The average School Library Media Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $43K per year. Earnings generally vary between $28K and $72K per year. There are far more female School Library Media Specialists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 86 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most School Library Media Specialists. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,643 - $72,539
(Median)
$29K
$43K
$73K
MEDIAN: $43,373
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$11.84 - $25.34
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$28,643 - $72,539  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,483  
Total Pay (?
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$28,406 - $71,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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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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$28,406 - $71,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Librarian. The two jobs pay about the same 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $35K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $44K. School Library Media Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $48K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $55K on average.

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Experience Affects School Library Media Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 13%
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