Library Manager Salary

With a little more than half of Library Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $29K to $76K per year and averages out to $50K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Female Library Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,142 - $73,018
$32K
$50K
$73K
MEDIAN: $50,376
10%
50%
90%

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$9.38 - $34.63
$9
$17
$35
MEDIAN: $17.48
10%
50%
90%

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$0$73K
Salary $32,142 - $73,018
Bonus $2,948
Total Pay (?
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$29,845 - $72,329
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 77
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $9.38 - $34.63
Overtime $25.00
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $2,948
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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$29,845 - $72,329
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

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Job Description for Library Manager

There are several different settings in which library managers work, such as a local high school, state university, or a community's public library, among others. Those in this position should be highly skilled in communication, both written and verbal, as they must greet and deal with the public, students, parents, and any patrons visiting the library. They also are responsible for managing and overseeing the library's employees.

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Library Manager Tasks

  • Direct the library services program, and participates in formulating long range goals and objectives.
  • Stay abreast of technology in order to work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information.
  • Promote library services and resources, and ensure library policies and procedures are followed.
  • Oversee library operations including planning, budgeting and staffing.

Common Career Paths for Library Manager


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As Library Managers make advancements in their career path to positions such as Library Director, their salaries may climb. Library Directors make $55K annually on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Library Manager

Pay by Experience for a Library Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Library Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 39 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Library Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Library Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 37 salaries. A Library Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 19 salaries.

Library Manager Advice

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

Library Manager in Cleveland:
"Respect the people who work for you."
Do whatever you can to instill a feeling of worth among employees. They will work harder and longer to get the job done.

Library Manager in Marathon:
"Lifelong learning."
Membership and participation in professional organizations will keep you strong in your current position and make you a better choice over equally qualified candidates.

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Key Stats for Library Manager

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Library Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲5%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Skills That Affect Library Manager Salaries

Budget Management
▲34%

Budgeting
▲21%

National Average
$49,000

Reference Services
▼1%


Customer Service
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 10%
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