Library Clerk Salary

Women comprise the majority of Library Clerks in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $10.95 per hour on average. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Library Clerks. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by just over a half and dental coverage is claimed by over a third. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$16,709 - $42,783
$17K
$32K
$43K
MEDIAN: $31,519
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50%
90%

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$8.22 - $16.96
$8
$11
$17
MEDIAN: $11.14
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$0$42K
Salary $16,709 - $42,783
Total Pay (?
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$17,105 - $36,934
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 28
Hourly Data $0$17
Hourly Rate $8.22 - $16.96
Overtime $17.83
Annual Data $0$36K
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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$17,105 - $36,934
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 141

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Job Description for Library Clerk

Library clerks are also referred to as library assistants, and they deal with the clerical aspect of the library. They also help the librarian with sorting, shelving, and removing books and other materials at the library. Library clerks also help people who come to the library locate items that they are looking for, including books, movies, and music. They also assist with any internet research they may need help with.

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Library Clerk Tasks

  • Compile records, sort and shelve books, and issue and receive library materials such as pictures, cards, slides and microfilm.
  • Process new materials including books, audiovisual materials, and computer software.
  • Locate library materials for loan and replace material in shelving area, stacks, or files according to identification number and title.

Common Career Paths for Library Clerk


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Library Clerks who transition into a Librarian role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $43K per year. Library Clerks typically move into roles as Library Assistants or Administrative Assistants, and those positions pay $4K more and $8K more, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Library Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Library Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Library Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 83 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Library Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Library Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 55 salaries. A Library Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 14 salaries.

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Key Stats for Library Clerk

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Library Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
▲50%

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 48%
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