November 21, 2017

Placements and Salaries Survey

Library Journal's Placements and Salaries Survey

Placements & Salaries 2017: Librarians Everywhere

Recent graduates are experiencing faster placements and earning more money than last year’s, this year’s snapshot of the job market suggests.

Placements & Salaries 2017: 2017 Salaries

The average full-time salary for employed 2016 graduates is $51,798, up 7.45% over 2015. The average hourly wage was $19, which translates to an annual salary of almost $40,000.

Placements & Salaries 2017: Job Journey

This year we explored whether graduates had been exposed to working in a library prior to enrolling in an LIS master’s program.

Placements & Salaries 2017: Explore All the Data

Dig through these tables to discover the details about where 2016 LIS grads are landing jobs, at what salaries, and in what kinds of roles, or see the full feature for all the analysis.

Placements & Salaries 2017: Survey Methods

LJ offered 51 accredited library and information science schools in the United States the opportunity to participate in the survey.

Placements & Salaries 2017: Make Sure Your School Gets Counted

If you are a faculty member or a director and your school did not respond fully, now is the time to get started on the next survey.

Placements & Salaries 2016: Bouncing Back

The first placements and salaries after completing library and information science (LIS) programs reported this year provide a snapshot of a healthy job market characterized by rising salary levels and work that calls for both traditional and non­traditional skills and roles.

Placements & Salaries 2016: Charting the Job Course

The LIS profession is expanding into unexpected venues. As we did last year, we focused on whether graduates were employed in the LIS field or outside of it.

Placements & Salaries 2016: Explore All the Data

Details on jobs and pay for 2015 LIS grads, broken down by region, type of role, school, and more.

Placements & Salaries 2016: Survey Methods

LJ contacted 51 accredited library and information science (LIS) schools in the United States and offered each the opportunity to participate in the survey.