October 19, 2014

More Data | LJ Salary Survey 2014

Public Librarian Salary by Librarian Type
Public Librarian Median Salary by Size of Public Library
Public Librarian Median Salary by Region
Academic Librarian Salary
by Librarian Type

Academic Librarian Median Salary by Type of Library
Academic Librarian Median Salary by Region
School Librarian Salary
by Librarian Type

School Librarian Median Salary by Type of School Library
School Librarian Median Salary by U.S. Region
Other Type of Librarian Salary
by Librarian Type

Other Type of Librarian Salary by Job Title

Public Librarian Salary by Librarian Type*

MEDIAN HIGH LOW
All Public Librarians 47,446 309,567 20,000
Library Director 59,392 309,567 20,000
Assistant library director 65,825 110,000 26,000
Library/ branch manager 55,383 124,000 22,000
Reference/ Information services 43,000 75,000 25,100
Collection development/ Acquisitions 51,334 84,000 24,593
Circulation 33,000 63,000 20,000
Electronic resources/ Digital content management 52,000 130,000 33,000
Technical services/ Systems 54,000 124,000 31,900
Adult/ public services 47,000 87,277 24,000
Children’s services 47,000 90,000 22,000
Youth services 40,947 86,970 21,000
Cataloging 43,500 107,000 29,000
Outreach 46,000 71,470 24,000
Programming specialist 43,000 75,385 24,000
*Full-time 2013 compensation for U.S. public librarians and paralibrarians

Public Librarian Median Salary by Size of Public Library*

POPULATION SERVED
Total < 25,000 25K – 99K 100K – 499K 500K +
Total Respondents = 1,060 239 307 318 154
All Public Librarians 47,446 45,900 45,611 47,000 52,690
Library Director 59,392 50,600 66,930 ** **
Assistant library director 65,825 39,500 62,000 86,500 **
Library/ branch manager 55,383 40,500 52,000 58,175 58,850
Reference/ Information services 43,000 ** 43,000 40,000 48,000
Collection development/ Acquisitions 51,334 ** ** 51,584 54,000
Circulation 33,000 ** 33,588 32,825 **
Technical services/ Systems 54,000 ** ** 60,000 **
Adult/ public services 47,000 48,942 46,000 47,425 49,600
Children’s services 47,000 46,000 47,168 45,981 50,033
Teen/ YA services 40,000 37,000 39,521 42,813 **
Youth services 40,947 35,900 39,537 44,000 51,183
*Full-time, median annual 2013 compensation for U.S. public librarians and paralibrarians
**Size of respondent base is too small to report (a minimum of ten responses is required)

Public Librarian Median Salary by Region*

U.S. REGION
Total Northeast Midwest South West
Total Respondents = 1,060 237 332 307 184
All Public Librarians 47,446 50,000 43,000 44,000 57,764
Library Director 59,392 59,392 53,339 62,708 77,581
Assistant library director 65,825 ** 80,000 55,000 **
Library/ branch manager 55,383 56,500 47,000 53,100 74,000
Reference/ Information services 43,000 49,500 38,000 40,000 50,908
Collection development/ Acquisitions 51,334 ** 45,231 52,000 57,772
Circulation 33,000 ** 31,000 32,500 **
Technical services/ Systems 54,000 43,114 63,484 ** 74,600
Adult/ public services 47,000 51,240 41,651 45,000 55,500
Children’s services 47,000 50,263 43,000 45,870 57,159
Teen/ YA services 40,000 44,444 38,000 40,000 **
Youth services 40,947 48,600 40,000 39,000 50,172
*Full-time, median annual 2013 compensation for U.S. public librarians and paralibrarians
**Size of respondent base is too small to report (a minimum of ten responses is required)

Academic Librarian Salary by Librarian Type*

MEDIAN HIGH LOW
All Academic Librarians 53,000 260,000 20,000
Dean of libraries 135,500 260,000 46,000
Director of library services 68,000 144,020 35,600
Assistant library director 73,500 140,000 37,000
Library manager 57,750 119,000 29,000
Reference/ Information services 48,000 97,094 24,391
Cataloging 52,873 76,315 29,500
Systems 56,000 82,107 20,000
Acquisitions 40,500 83,598 24,500
Collection development 69,734 102,274 38,000
Technical services 52,185 102,300 23,000
Electronic resources 51,320 97,695 21,696
Circulation/ Access services 40,520 90,842 23,000
Instructional 51,115 80,000 20,000
Subject specialist 60,422 121,000 39,600
Other 52,000 131,250 28,000
*Full-time, 2013 compensation for U.S. academic librarians and paralibrarians.

Academic Librarian Median Salary by Type of Library*

INSTITUTION TYPE
Total Post-Graduate / Department Library 4 Year University / College Llibrary 2 Year / Community College Llibrary
Total Respondents = 591 165 318 108
All Academic Librarians 53,000 58,000 52,000 49,000
Director of library services 68,000 77,944 68,000 60,299
Assistant library director 73,500 ** 72,000 **
Library manager 57,750 62,900 75,500 47,000
Reference/ Information services 48,000 52,500 47,500 43,000
Cataloging 52,873 ** 49,000 **
Systems 56,000 ** 56,000 **
Acquisitions 40,500 ** 38,000 **
Technical services 52,185 63,550 50,900 **
Electronic resources 51,320 ** 53,874 **
Circulation/ Access services 40,520 45,300 39,000 **
Instructional 51,115 48,375 49,200 56,650
Subject specialist 60,422 65,874 ** **
Other 52,000 ** 52,000 **
*Full-time, median annual 2013 compensation for U.S. academic librarians and paralibrarians.
**Size of respondent base is too small to report (a minimum of ten responses is required)

Academic Librarian Median Salary by Region*

U.S. REGION
Total Northeast Midwest South West
Total Respondents = 591 134 143 210 104
All Academic Librarians 53,000 60,000 53,987 48,000 53,200
Director of library services 68,000 83,000 68,000 65,749 **
Assistant library director 73,500 86,250 ** 58,750 **
Library manager 57,750 ** 48,000 47,209 **
Reference/ Information services 48,000 55,680 48,000 44,000 52,000
Cataloging 52,873 ** ** 51,000 **
Technical services 52,185 60,500 ** 45,250 **
Electronic resources 51,320 ** 51,994 45,884 **
Circulation/ Access services 40,520 ** 42,260 43,844 **
Instructional 51,115 55,750 47,558 48,636 54,000
Other 52,000 59,500 45,840 47,400 58,250
*Full-time, median annual 2013 compensation for U.S. academic librarians and paralibrarians.
**Size of respondent base is too small to report (a minimum of ten responses is required)

School Librarian Salary by Librarian Type*

MEDIAN HIGH LOW
All School Librarians 58,000 145,000 17,600
Library Media Specialist 58,000 143,000 18,000
Teacher Librarian 59,837 135,000 20,000
School Librarian 51,890 145,000 17,600
District Librarian 64,570 87,000 39,500
*Full-time, median annual 2013 compensation for U.S. school (K-12) librarians and paralibrarians.

School Librarian Median Salary by Type of School Library*

TYPE OF SCHOOL LIBRARY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE
Total Elementary Middle School / Jr. High High School Other School (K-12, K-8) School District Public Private
Total Respondents = 937 280 204 277 139 37 814 87
All School Librarians 58,000 56,360 56,817 60,200 53,301 ** 58,000 49,000
Library Media Specialist 58,000 57,250 56,000 61,982 53,301 ** 58,000 43,500
Teacher Librarian 59,837 58,000 65,000 63,828 54,558 ** 60,000 56,000
School Librarian 52,000 52,000 53,900 53,000 45,000 ** 54,000 47,000
District Librarian 64,570 ** ** ** ** 65,500 64,570 **
*Full-time, median annual 2013 compensation for U.S. school (K-12) librarians and paralibrarians.
**Size of respondent base is too small to report (a minimum of ten responses is required)

School Librarian Median Salary by U.S. Region*

U.S. REGION
Total Northeast Midwest South West
Total Respondents = 937 255 158 334 190
All School Librarians 58,000 67,000 58,000 52,337 59,625
Library Media Specialist 58,000 73,224 58,000 55,000 53,000
Teacher Librarian 59,837 65,178 60,078 51,000 63,066
School Librarian 52,000 63,000 50,640 50,000 39,500
District Librarian 64,570 ** 66,500 ** 64,000
*Full-time, median annual 2013 compensation for U.S. school (K-12) librarians and paralibrarians.
**Size of respondent base is too small to report (a minimum of ten responses is required)

Other Type of Librarian Salary by Librarian Type*

TOTAL RESPONDENTS MEDIAN HIGH LOW
Special Library 55 51,000 128,000 24,500
State or Government Library 54 59,423 172,000 29,647
Outside traditional library setting 21 60,000 163,000 26,000
Other 53 49,000 97,000 27,905
* Full-time 2013 compensation for U.S. librarians and paralibrarians.

Other Type of Librarian Salary by Job Title*

MEDIA HIGH LOW
All Other Librarians 52,334 172,400 24,500
Library director 59,432 137,072 31,534
Library manager 50,500 172,400 29,000
Systems 60,975 103,000 44,000
Researcher 52,496 113,000 29,647
Library consultant 50,050 102,000 30,000
Solo librarian/ librarian 48,000 89,000 38,100
* Full-time 2013 compensation for U.S. librarians and paralibrarians.

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