Salary for Library Technicians

Also known as:  Cataloging Library Technical Assistant, Library Acquisitions Technician, Library Cataloging Technician, Library Circulation Technician, Library Technical Assistant, Serials or Bindery Library Technical Assistant helps education professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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The role of library technicians is to support the work of librarians by assisting patrons with basic questions and searches, compiling records, sort and re-shelving materials, removing and repairing damaged items, registering new patrons, and checking books in and out. These individuals may also train or assist in the training of other library staff and volunteers.

A Library Technician can get an average compensation in a range of 24000 to 36000 based on experience and talent. Library Technicians will most likely receive an average compensation of Thirty Three Thousand Three Hundred dollars each year.

Library Technicians are paid most highly in the District of Columbia, where they receive an average job salary of about $45280. People holding these jobs obtain the highest pay in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can get average job salaries of $43720.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 26.62 percent nationwide in that time.
Library Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Manufacturing $43,720
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $42,550
Management of Companies and Enterprises $40,440
Health Care and Social Assistance $35,100
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $32,460
Educational Services $32,230
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Information $29,160
Other Services (except Public Administration) $30,370
Public Administration $30,800
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $31,240
Educational Services $32,230
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $32,460