Technical Services Librarian Salary

Median pay for Technical Services Librarians in the United States is around $47K per year. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. The majority of Technical Services Librarians claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$32,618 - $71,577
(Median)
$33K
$47K
$72K
MEDIAN: $46,951
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$11.00 - $21.57
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$11
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,618 - $71,577  
   
Bonus
$250.00  
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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$28,157 - $67,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $21.57  
   
Overtime
$49.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$250.00  
   
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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$28,157 - $67,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Job Description for Technical Services Librarian

  • Perform in-depth, strategic research, and synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter information.
  • Search standard reference materials, including on-line sources and the Internet, in order to answer patrons' reference questions.
  • Select, acquire, catalogue, classify, circulate, and maintain library materials; and furnish reference, bibliographical, and readers' advisory services.
  • Set up or work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information.

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Survey results show that Technical Services Librarians typically report just a few professional skills. Cataloging and Reference Services are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Reference Services.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Services Librarian

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Technical Services Librarians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $39K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $48K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $49K. Technical Services Librarians with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $50K.

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Experience Affects Technical Services Librarian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Technical Services Librarian Salaries

Cataloging
up arrow 1%

National Average
$43,000

Reference Services
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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