AU$24.44
Avg. Hourly Rate
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An Entry-Level Library Assistant earns an average wage of AU$23.36 per hour.

AU$36,438 - AU$58,983
AU$36K
AU$43K
AU$59K
MEDIAN: AU$42,678
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90%
AU$18.58 - AU$30.44
AU$19
AU$24
AU$30
MEDIAN: AU$24.44
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$62K
Salary AU$36,438 - AU$58,983
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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AU$38,328 - AU$62,845
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 14
Hourly Data AU$0AU$42
Hourly Rate AU$18.58 - AU$30.44
Overtime AU$42.30
Annual Data AU$0AU$62K
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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AU$38,328 - AU$62,845
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 47

Job Description for Library Assistant

Library assistants participate in all aspects of library circulation and patron service duties. Their primary responsibility is to ensure all patron needs are met. This includes assisting patrons in general library services such as signing up for library cards, using the library catalog, and navigating the library’s various areas. They answer basic circulation and reference questions and assist patrons in finding materials they are searching for, as well as direct patrons to reference librarians for more complex questions. They may troubleshoot library equipment such as computers, copiers, and printers if they malfunction. Library assistants check in and check out materials and manage hold requests, as needed. They return materials to their proper location on the shelves, and occasionally “shelf read” to check that material on the shelves are in the correct order. Library assistants may help to open or close the library, depending on their schedule.

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Library Assistant Tasks

  • Compile records, sort and shelve books, and issue and receive library materials such as pictures, cards, slides and microfilm.
  • Process new materials including books, audiovisual materials, and computer software.
  • Locate library materials for loan and replace material in shelving area, stacks, or files according to identification number and title.

Library Assistant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

-3%

-5%

National Average: AU$49,114

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Library Assistant

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
5%

Skills That Affect Library Assistant Salaries


National Average
AU$49,000


Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 95%