The average hourly pay for a Library Assistant is $12.87.
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Job Description for Library Assistant
Library assistants participate in all aspects of library circulation and patron service duties. Their primary responsibility is to ensure all patron needs are met. This includes assisting patrons in general library services such as signing up for library cards, using the library catalog, and navigating the library’s various areas. They answer basic circulation and reference questions and assist patrons in finding materials they are searching for, as well as direct patrons to reference librari…Read more
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Popular Skills for Library Assistant
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Skills in Customer Service and Reference Services are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inter-library Loan, Cataloging and Microsoft Office.
Pay by Experience Level for Library Assistant
An entry-level Library Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.05 based on 87 salaries. An early career Library Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.11 based on 531 salaries. A mid-career Library Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.50 based on 236 salaries. An experienced Library Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.89 based on 246 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
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Employees with Library Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 36.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (36.1% more) and Charlotte, North Carolina (14.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (3.8% less).
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