Average Library Director Salary

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The average salary for a Library Director is $63,097.
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$36k - $103k
$197 - $10k
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$31k - $101k

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Job Description for Library Director

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Popular Skills for Library Director

Skills in Administration and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Strategic Planning, Operations Management and Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Library Director

An entry-level Library Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $44,219 based on 8 salaries. An early career Library Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,570 based on 113 salaries. A mid-career Library Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,127 based on 138 salaries. An experienced Library Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,492 based on 179 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $74,826.
Employees with Library Director in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 42.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (42.6% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (30.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Detroit, Michigan (3.7% less).

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