Librarian / Cataloger Salary

With a little over a half of Librarians & Catalogers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $25K to $59K per year and averages out to $44K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority of Librarians & Catalogers (80 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$28,180 - $62,222
$28K
$44K
$62K
MEDIAN: $43,916
10%
50%
90%

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$9.93 - $20.72
$9
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $14.47
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50%
90%

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$0$62K
Salary $28,180 - $62,222
Bonus $1,400
Total Pay (?
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$24,593 - $57,420
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 43
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $9.93 - $20.72
Overtime $22.00
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $1,400
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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$24,593 - $57,420
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

Job Description for Librarian / Cataloger

Librarians/catalogers work at public, private, and educational institution libraries, and may work in museums, as well. They are responsible for ensuring that all items owned by the library are properly categorized, classified, recorded, displayed, and stored.

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Librarian / Cataloger Tasks

  • Select, acquire, catalogue, classify, circulate, and maintain library materials; and furnish reference, bibliographical, and readers' advisory services.
  • Set up or work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information.
  • Perform in-depth, strategic research, and synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter information.
  • Search standard reference materials, including on-line sources and the Internet, in order to answer patrons' reference questions.

Common Career Paths for Librarian / Cataloger


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A lot of Librarians & Catalogers move on to become Librarians, that group gets paid a slightly higher $43K on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Librarian / Cataloger

Pay by Experience for a Librarian / Cataloger has a positive trend. An entry-level Librarian / Cataloger with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 38 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Librarian / Cataloger with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Librarian / Cataloger which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 20 salaries. A Librarian / Cataloger with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 21 salaries.

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Key Stats for Librarian / Cataloger

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Librarian / Cataloger Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Mid-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Skills That Affect Librarian / Cataloger Salaries

Metadata Management
▲44%

▲4%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 10%