Average Assistant Librarian Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Assistant Librarian is $12.91.
MEDIAN $12.91
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $20
$124 - $7,891
Total Pay
$19,812 - $51,880

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Job Description for Assistant Librarian

Assistant Librarian Tasks
  • Assist librarian with circulation, cataloguing and clerical duties.
  • Check books in and out of the library.
  • Assist patrons with finding resources and locating books.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Assistant Librarian. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Assistant Librarian

Skills in Reference Services, Cataloging and Online Research are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Librarian

An entry-level Assistant Librarian with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.50 based on 44 salaries. An early career Assistant Librarian with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.26 based on 104 salaries. A mid-career Assistant Librarian with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.28 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Assistant Librarian with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.94 based on 43 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Assistant Librarian in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 88.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (51.0% more) and San Antonio, Texas (0.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (7.0% less).

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