Average Librarian Salary in Canada

C$57,768
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C$2,250
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The average salary for a Librarian in Canada is C$57,768.
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C$37k
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C$58k
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C$81k
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MEDIAN C$57,768
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Salary
C$37k - C$81k
Bonus
C$101 - C$10k
Total Pay
C$31k - C$79k

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Job Description for Librarian

Librarian Tasks
  • Assist patrons with finding resources and locating books.
  • Select, acquire, catalogue, classify, circulate and maintain library materials.
  • Check books in and out of the library.

Career Paths

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Librarian
Retail Sales Associate
Library Assistant
Administration Clerk
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Librarian

Skills in Customer Service, Reference Services, Collection Development, Online Research and Cataloging are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Librarian

An entry-level Librarian with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$48,250 based on 17 salaries. An early career Librarian with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$56,022 based on 71 salaries. A mid-career Librarian with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$58,639 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Librarian with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$67,374 based on 22 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$69,496.
Employees with Librarian in their job title in Winnipeg, Manitoba earn an average of 23.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (12.0% more) and Toronto, Ontario (3.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Halifax, Nova Scotia (36.3% less), Calgary, Alberta (14.3% less) and Montréal, Québec (12.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 187 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.1%
Early Career
38.0%
Mid Career
29.9%
Experienced
11.8%
Late Career
11.2%

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