School Librarian Salary

The larger portion of School Librarians in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $48K annually. Job satisfaction for School Librarians is high. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by roughly one-half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,544 - $75,857
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$49K
$76K
MEDIAN: $48,752
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$9.26 - $25.64
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$0$75K
Salary $24,544 - $75,857
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$22,063 - $74,371
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 105
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $9.26 - $25.64
Overtime $7.50
Annual Data $0$74K
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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$22,063 - $74,371
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21

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Job Description for School Librarian

School librarians generally oversee all the happenings within a library at a school. Depending on the type of school, anyone from young children to adults may use the library’s facilities. In order to encourage students to use the library in the most efficient way possible, librarians will sometimes hold lessons about how to locate books via the library’s code.

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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.

School Librarian Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for School Librarian

Pay by Experience for a School Librarian has a positive trend. An entry-level School Librarian with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 67 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A School Librarian with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced School Librarian which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 33 salaries. A School Librarian with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 16 salaries.

School Librarian Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a School Librarian?

School Librarian in Watertown:
Pros: Students enjoying the library and the material I share. Helping children find enjoyable books.
Cons: Being taken for granted by teachers/administrators. Extremely poor pay.

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Key Stats for School Librarian

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects School Librarian Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲24%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 21%
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