The average salary for an Academic Librarian is $51,045.
Is Academic Librarian your job title? Find out what you should be paid
Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.What's this?
$41k - $70k
$41k - $70k
Find your market worth – how it works:
Tell us about your job and pay factors like skills and education
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
Negotiate your pay with confidence
Job Satisfaction for Academic Librarian
Popular Employer Salaries for Academic Librarian
Explore the most common career paths for Academic Librarian. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)
Academic Librarian Job Listings
Search for more jobs
What Are Popular Skills for Academic Librarians?
Skills in Bibliographic Instruction, Collection Development, Project Management and Community Outreach / Activism are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Reference Services.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Academic Librarians?
An entry-level Academic Librarian with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,083 based on 6 salaries. An early career Academic Librarian with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,481 based on 44 salaries. A mid-career Academic Librarian with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,885 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Academic Librarian with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,820 based on 21 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $70,000.
Pay Difference by Location
Learn more about cost of living by city.
Employees with Academic Librarian in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 32.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (29.3% more) and Tuscaloosa, Alabama (4.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Evanston, Illinois (17.1% less), Columbus, Ohio (7.9% less) and Denver, Colorado (4.2% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 115 survey responses.
Related Job Salaries
$42k - $103k
$33k - $71k
$49k - $112k
$34k - $69k
$28k - $54k
$29k - $56k
$11k - $45k
$25k - $74k
$35k - $70k
$34k - $59k