Salary for Librarians

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This occupation has now been updated to Librarians and Media Collections Specialists

Also known as:  Audio Visual Specialist, Audio Visual Technician, Catalog Librarian, Instructional Technology Specialist, Librarian, Library Media Specialist, Media Technician, Multimedia Services Coordinator, Reference Librarian, Technical Services Librarian helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Librarians generally have Master's degrees in Library Sciences or related fields. Their duties include constructing and maintaining databases of library clients information, and collection contents. They may teach computer classes, provide literacy instruction, and/or run programs for specific groups such as the elderly or children. These professionals select, acquire, catalog, and monitor the circualtion of library materials. They may also send books for rebinding if necessary. Their work may also include the development and maintenance of non-circulating reference and/or archival collections for use by library patrons.

A Librarian earns an average salary ranging from $34,810 and $97,460 depending on experience and talent. will normally receive an average compensation of sixty-three thousand five hundred and sixty dollars on a yearly basis.

are compensated at the highest average salary in District of Columbia, where they can get average pay scales of just about $86,520. This group of people are compensated most highly in Finance and Insurance, where they can get pay levels, on average, of $78,540.

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Librarians tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Educational Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Wholesale Trade
Public Administration
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Health Care and Social Assistance
Transportation and Warehousing
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