$30,169
Avg. Salary
$12.95
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Library Assistant is $12.95 per hour.

The average pay for a Library Assistant is $30,169 per year.

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MEDIAN $30,169
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$0$44K
Salary $19,103 - $44,985
Bonus $50.22 - $2,479
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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$18,999 - $41,146
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 402
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $9.12 - $18.80
Hourly Tips $0.13
Overtime $5.30 - $34.58
Annual Data $0$41K
Bonus $50.22 - $2,479
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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$18,999 - $41,146
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 815

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 librarians for more complex questions. They may troubleshoot library equipment such as computers, copiers, and printers if they malfunction. Library assistants check in and check out materials and manage hold requests, as needed. They return materials to their proper location on the shelves, and occasionally “shelf read” to check that material on the shelves are in the correct order. Library assistants may help to open or close the library, depending on their schedule.

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Library Assistant Pay By Employer

$0$30K

$30,072

Common Career Paths for Library Assistant


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Library Assistants' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Library Director. The average Library Director brings home $55K per year. Librarians or Reference Librarians are common next-step roles for Library Assistants moving up in their careers; annual pay for Librarians is $16K higher on average, and it's $16K higher for Reference Librarians.

Library Assistant Job Listings

Popular Skills for Library Assistant


Survey results imply that Library Assistants deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Filing, Adobe Photoshop, and Collection Development are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 42 percent, 35 percent, and 22 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Activities for Children. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Library Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Library Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Library Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 387 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Library Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 171 salaries. An experienced Library Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 157 salaries. A Library Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 53 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,033

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Library Assistants, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Library Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+38 percent), San Diego (+37 percent), Atlanta (+30 percent), and Miami (+26 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Dallas, 11 percent below the national average.

Library Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Library Assistant?

Library Assistant in Boone:
"Bring your own money and live in paradise."
Pros: The natural environment and the liberals in our community
Cons: Not a lot of opportunity nor diversity.

Library Assistant in Festus:
Pros: Friendly people, okay main street.
Cons: A lot of drug addiction and homelessness and not a lot of resources to help get folks struggling with either back on their feet.

Library Assistant in Moss Point:
"Difficult."
Pros: I enjoy the community and the opportunities available to the youth.
Cons: I least enjoy the rapid employee turnover and pay scale.

Library Assistant in Metamora:
"Meaningful."
Pros: Working on big projects, talking books with patrons.
Cons: Computer issues.

Library Assistant in Donaldsonville:
"No overtime pay."
Do not panic. Patrons will wait for you.

Library Assistant in Temecula:
"I have more responsibility, I have to deal more with people."
Pros: When I help people the right way, I love to see them leave happy, because I was able to please them with whatever they needed.
Cons: That I sometimes get things/situations that I have to use my own gugement call to find the right thing to do.

Library Assistant in Dallas:
"Be prepared for office politics and favortism."
Don't sweat the people stuff. Focus on the students/customer. Pray.

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Key Stats for Library Assistant

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 228 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Library Assistant Salaries

▲15%

▲7%

▲3%

National Average
$28,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Library Assistant Salaries

Filing
▲39%

Adobe Photoshop
▲32%

Collection Development
▲19%

Information Technology (IT) Support
▲7%


Technical Services
▲4%

▲2%



National Average
$28,000

Social Media Marketing
▼2%


Activities for Children
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 228 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 38%