The average hourly pay for a Library Clerk is $11.29.
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$51 - $500
$17,375 - $35,911
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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. Helping students and anyone wanting to learn more on a topic makes research…Read more
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Popular Skills for Library Clerk
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Skills in Organizing, Computer Service, Microsoft Office and Cataloging are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Library Clerk
An entry-level Library Clerk with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.43 based on 19 salaries. An early career Library Clerk with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.91 based on 123 salaries. A mid-career Library Clerk with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.92 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Library Clerk with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.98 based on 67 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Library Clerk in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 29.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (12.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (11.4% less).
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