Average School Librarian Salary

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The average salary for a School Librarian is $49,527.
MEDIAN $49,527
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$29k - $75k
$425 - $2k
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$25k - $73k

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Job Description for School Librarian

School Librarian Tasks
  • Oversee library, including helping students find materials and developing the collection.
  • Supervise and schedule volunteers and support staff.
  • Monitor and oversee information literacy campaigns and reading projects.
  • Create and deliver curriculum, and support instruction and classroom projects.

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School Librarian
Library Director
Educational Technology Coordinator
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for School Librarian

Skills in Collection Development, Curriculum Planning and Reference Services are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and Cataloging.

Pay by Experience Level for School Librarian

An entry-level School Librarian with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $35,615 based on 7 salaries. An early career School Librarian with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39,890 based on 69 salaries. A mid-career School Librarian with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,371 based on 40 salaries. An experienced School Librarian with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,041 based on 58 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $58,781.

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