Assistant Librarian Salary

Average Assistant Librarians in the United States make around $12.18 per hour. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Assistant Librarians report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a third — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and just over a half have dental insurance. There are far more female Assistant Librarians who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 80 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$21,618 - $52,354
$22K
$39K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,206
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$8.46 - $18.47
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$18
MEDIAN: $12.42
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$0$52K
Salary $21,618 - $52,354
Bonus $1,000
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$18,795 - $47,582
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 59
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $8.46 - $18.47
Overtime $25.50
Annual Data $0$47K
Bonus $1,000
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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$18,795 - $47,582
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 71

Job Description for Assistant Librarian

Assistant librarians are tasked with assisting a chief or head librarian and help individuals throughout the library to find books or other reading and research materials. They must be knowledgeable of the library's book coding and filing systems, and some also assist teachers and professors when employed in a school or university setting.

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Assistant Librarian Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Assistant Librarian


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Assistant Librarians who move on to become Librarians may enjoy significant pay raises, as Librarians get paid an average of $43K per year.

Assistant Librarian Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Librarian

Pay by Experience for an Assistant Librarian has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Librarian with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 80 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Librarian with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Assistant Librarian which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 29 salaries. An Assistant Librarian with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 9 salaries.

Assistant Librarian Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assistant Librarian?

Assistant Librarian in Saline:
Pros: Interaction with patrons, great boss, organized, clean, supportive staff, opportunity for advancement, autonomy, public service, ability to research, fair pay, adherence to policy and procedure, structured, educational, entertaining, involvement in Summer and Adult Reading programs, relaxed and quite work environment, satisfaction of feeling like a part of something bigger, and access to reading material.
Cons: Difficulty balancing work and personal life with schedule, informing patrons of overdue items, fines/fees, and creativity feels restricted at times.

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Key Stats for Assistant Librarian

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Assistant Librarian Salaries

▲29%

Late-Career
▲29%

▲2%

▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Assistant Librarian Salaries

Collection Development
▲84%

Bibliographic Instruction
▲66%

Inter-library Loan
▲40%


Cataloging
▲4%


National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 30%