Law Librarian Salary

Median pay for Law Librarians in the United States is around $60K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Law Librarians making up 77 percent. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Law Librarians. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$41,833 - $92,834
$42K
$61K
$93K
MEDIAN: $61,386
10%
50%
90%

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$18.57 - $39.31
$27
MEDIAN: $27.28
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$0$95K
Salary $41,833 - $92,834
Bonus $206.08 - $4,848
Profit Sharing $2,200
Total Pay (?
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$40,831 - $95,049
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 88
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $27.28
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $206.08 - $4,848
Profit Sharing $2,200
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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$40,831 - $95,049
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

Job Description for Law Librarian

Law librarians work in a variety of institutions and settings. They may be employed with a law firm, law library, law school, court, or other government organization. Additional avenues of employment may include legal departments in a range of corporate settings. Law librarians typically work in an office alongside lawyers, law clerks, paralegals, and other legal and business professionals.

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Law Librarian Tasks

  • Perform legal research, analyze, edit and filter information.
  • Code, classify and catalog books, review and evaluate publications, films, audiovisual aids and other library materials.
  • Check books in and out of the library, keep records of circulation and materials.
  • Teach attorneys and paralegals to search for information use databases, explain use of library facilities, resources, services and equipment.
  • Respond to requests for legal or business information; search reference materials, online legal sources and the Internet.

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Pay by Experience Level for Law Librarian

Pay by Experience for a Law Librarian has a positive trend. An entry-level Law Librarian with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 50 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Law Librarian with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Law Librarian which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 33 salaries. A Law Librarian with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 19 salaries.

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Key Stats for Law Librarian

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Law Librarian Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Mid-Career
▲8%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$61,000

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 9%