Salary for Librarians

Also known as:  Acquisitions Librarian, Catalog Librarian, Children's Librarian, Collection Development Librarian, College Librarian, Electronic Resources Librarian, Film Librarian, Government Documents Librarian, High School Librarian, Interlibrary Loan Services Librarian

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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 will normally get an average wage ranging between 40000 to 60000 depending on the level of experience. Librarians can receive wages of Fifty Five Thousand One Hundred dollars yearly.

Librarians receive the best pay in the District of Columbia, where they receive average pay of near $68430. People with this job title obtain the highest pay in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, which has average job salaries of $66700.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.65 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Librarians tend to make the most in the following industries
Finance and Insurance $66,700
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $65,890
Manufacturing $59,980
Educational Services $59,180
Management of Companies and Enterprises $58,320
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $55,120
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Wholesale Trade $46,300
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $47,140
Information $49,210
Health Care and Social Assistance $50,310
Other Services (except Public Administration) $50,570
Public Administration $51,710
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