An Entry-Level Library Assistant earns an average wage of AU$24.63 per hour.

AU$38,000 - AU$57,808
AU$38K
AU$43K
AU$58K
MEDIAN: AU$43,072
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50%
90%
AU$18.87 - AU$28.39
AU$19
AU$23
AU$28
MEDIAN: AU$23.36
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$58K
Salary AU$38,000 - AU$57,808
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$38,743 - AU$58,788
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 7 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19
Hourly Data AU$0AU$42
Hourly Rate AU$18.87 - AU$28.39
Overtime AU$42.30
Annual Data AU$0AU$58K
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$38,743 - AU$58,788
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 7 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 48

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

National Average: AU$46,789

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

Key Stats for Library Assistant

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
6%

Skills That Affect Library Assistant Salaries



National Average
AU$47,000

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 100%