The average salary for a Librarian in Canada is C$57,768.
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Job Description for Librarian
A librarian can work at a public library, a school library, a university library, or a government library. Some large companies may also maintain a librarian, in order to organize documents and literature related to the company. A bachelor’s degree in library sciences or something similar is usually necessary. Customer service skills are important in this job because visitors to the library will often have questions about research and where to find certain items. Strong computer skills are als…Read more
- 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.
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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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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