Average Library Assistant Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Library Assistant is $12.87.
MEDIAN $12.87
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $19
$50 - $3,020
Total Pay
$19,143 - $41,165

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Job Description for Library Assistant

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Career Paths

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Library Assistant
Administrative Assistant
Library Technician
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Library Assistant

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.
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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