A person working as a Librarian in United States typically earns around 65,700 USD per year. Salaries range from 34,100 USD (lowest) to 100,000 USD (highest).
This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Librarian salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Librarian salaries in United States range from 34,100 USD per year (minimum salary) to 100,000 USD per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 63,000 USD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 63,000 USD while the other half are earning more than 63,000 USD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 43,700 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 43,700 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 78,500 USD while 25% are earning more than 78,500 USD.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Librarian salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Librarian with less than two years of experience makes approximately 38,800 USD per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 52,100 USD per year, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 67,600 USD per year, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Librarian(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 81,900 USD per year, 21% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 89,500 USD per year, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 94,200 USD per year, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Librarian salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Librarian is 48,700 USD per year.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 87,900 USD per year, 80% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Librarian employees in United States earn 5% less than their female counterparts on average.
Librarian(s) in United States are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in United States for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Librarian is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
71% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 29% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Librarian is 35% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||101,000 USD||+54%|
|Academic Coach||103,000 USD||+57%|
|Academic Manager||115,000 USD||+75%|
|Academic Specialist||89,200 USD||+36%|
|Academic Staff||79,300 USD||+21%|
|Achievement Coach||97,000 USD||+48%|
|Admissions Specialist||92,300 USD||+41%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||74,700 USD||+14%|
|Anthropology Teacher||78,300 USD||+19%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||73,000 USD||+11%|
|Archeology Teacher||80,800 USD||+23%|
|Architecture Teacher||90,500 USD||+38%|
|Art Teacher||77,900 USD||+19%|
|Assistant School Principal||105,000 USD||+60%|
|Assistant Teacher||67,300 USD||+2%|
|Biochemistry Professor||145,000 USD||+120%|
|Biology Teacher||84,400 USD||+29%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||95,600 USD||+46%|
|Business Teacher||86,700 USD||+32%|
|Chemistry Teacher||75,100 USD||+14%|
|Child Care Coordinator||79,800 USD||+22%|
|Child Care Worker||66,200 USD||+1%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||121,000 USD||+84%|
|College Aide||98,000 USD||+49%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||107,000 USD||+63%|
|College President||178,000 USD||+170%|
|Communications Teacher||80,600 USD||+23%|
|Community Education Officer||70,700 USD||+8%|
|Computer Science Teacher||80,600 USD||+23%|
|Computer Teacher||75,200 USD||+15%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||99,300 USD||+51%|
|Credit Counselor||103,000 USD||+57%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||77,200 USD||+18%|
|Curriculum Developer||107,000 USD||+63%|
|Curriculum Specialist||105,000 USD||+60%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||97,600 USD||+49%|
|Director of Learning Technology||113,000 USD||+72%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||87,800 USD||+34%|
|Economics Lecturer||138,000 USD||+110%|
|Education Administrator||91,000 USD||+39%|
|Education Assistant Director||102,000 USD||+55%|
|Education Assistant Principal||88,000 USD||+34%|
|Education Assistant Professor||115,000 USD||+75%|
|Education Consultant||110,000 USD||+68%|
|Education Coordinator||84,000 USD||+28%|
|Education Counselor||95,000 USD||+45%|
|Education Director||148,000 USD||+130%|
|Education Program Specialist||103,000 USD||+57%|
|Education Researcher||119,000 USD||+81%|
|Education Resource Specialist||84,600 USD||+29%|
|Education Services Facilitator||91,900 USD||+40%|
|Educational Psychologist||128,000 USD||+95%|
|EFL Teacher||79,400 USD||+21%|
|eLearning Trainer||71,700 USD||+9%|
|Elementary School Teacher||65,900 USD||+0%|
|Engineering Lecturer||140,000 USD||+110%|
|Engineering Teacher||110,000 USD||+68%|
|English Teacher||73,700 USD||+12%|
|ESL Teacher||85,100 USD||+30%|
|Faculty Assistant||102,000 USD||+55%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||70,300 USD||+7%|
|GED Teacher||75,000 USD||+14%|
|Geography Teacher||77,400 USD||+18%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||109,000 USD||+66%|
|Head of School||137,000 USD||+110%|
|High School Teacher||83,300 USD||+27%|
|History Teacher||78,800 USD||+20%|
|Infant Teacher||59,300 USD||-10%|
|Instructional Assistant||83,000 USD||+26%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||66,400 USD||+1%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||65,700 USD||+0%|
|Law Teacher||112,000 USD||+71%|
|Learning Designer||94,600 USD||+44%|
|Library Assistant||52,500 USD||-20%|
|Library Director||95,200 USD||+45%|
|Library Specialist||69,700 USD||+6%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||79,400 USD||+21%|
|Math Lecturer||137,000 USD||+110%|
|Mathematics Teacher||92,400 USD||+41%|
|Middle School Teacher||87,900 USD||+34%|
|Music Teacher||73,400 USD||+12%|
|Nursery Manager||124,000 USD||+89%|
|Nursery Worker||47,800 USD||-27%|
|Physical Education Specialist||90,300 USD||+38%|
|Physical Education Teacher||73,400 USD||+12%|
|Physics Teacher||85,300 USD||+30%|
|Political Science Teacher||87,900 USD||+34%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||120,000 USD||+83%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||90,700 USD||+38%|
|Preschool Teacher||67,700 USD||+3%|
|Primary School Teacher||75,200 USD||+15%|
|Product Specialist||92,300 USD||+41%|
|Professor - Accounting||147,000 USD||+120%|
|Professor - Architecture||140,000 USD||+110%|
|Professor - Biology||139,000 USD||+110%|
|Professor - Business Administration||140,000 USD||+110%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||157,000 USD||+140%|
|Professor - Chemistry||144,000 USD||+120%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||138,000 USD||+110%|
|Professor - Communication||140,000 USD||+110%|
|Professor - Computer Science||138,000 USD||+110%|
|Professor - Dentistry||148,000 USD||+130%|
|Professor - Drama||140,000 USD||+110%|
|Professor - Economics||155,000 USD||+140%|
|Professor - Education||142,000 USD||+120%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||153,000 USD||+130%|
|Professor - English||142,000 USD||+120%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||142,000 USD||+120%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||135,000 USD||+110%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||144,000 USD||+120%|
|Professor - History||149,000 USD||+130%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||138,000 USD||+110%|
|Professor - Law||154,000 USD||+130%|
|Professor - Legal Support||141,000 USD||+110%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||137,000 USD||+110%|
|Professor - Marketing||146,000 USD||+120%|
|Professor - Mathematics||155,000 USD||+140%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||155,000 USD||+140%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||161,000 USD||+150%|
|Professor - Medicine||169,000 USD||+160%|
|Professor - Music||133,000 USD||+100%|
|Professor - Nursing||140,000 USD||+110%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||138,000 USD||+110%|
|Professor - Philosophy||143,000 USD||+120%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||155,000 USD||+140%|
|Professor - Physics||149,000 USD||+130%|
|Professor - Psychology||139,000 USD||+110%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||133,000 USD||+100%|
|Professor - Social Work||135,000 USD||+110%|
|Professor - Sociology||137,000 USD||+110%|
|Professor - Special Education||144,000 USD||+120%|
|Psychology Teacher||120,000 USD||+83%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||115,000 USD||+75%|
|School Counselor||108,000 USD||+64%|
|Science Educator||79,800 USD||+22%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||70,500 USD||+7%|
|Science Teacher||81,000 USD||+23%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||82,400 USD||+25%|
|Secondary School Teacher||77,800 USD||+18%|
|Special Education Teacher||82,500 USD||+26%|
|Special Needs Assistant||65,700 USD||+0%|
|Statistics Lecturer||141,000 USD||+110%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||73,500 USD||+12%|
|Student Development Specialist||91,100 USD||+39%|
|Student Employment Specialist||89,000 USD||+36%|
|Student Services||69,800 USD||+6%|
|Student Support Manager||97,400 USD||+48%|
|Substitute Teacher||67,800 USD||+3%|
|Teacher Aide||62,500 USD||-5%|
|Teacher Trainer||95,100 USD||+45%|
|Training and Development Specialist||105,000 USD||+60%|
|Training Coordinator||75,400 USD||+15%|
|University Teacher||137,000 USD||+110%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||80,300 USD||+22%|
|Iowa City||55,700 USD|
|Kansas City||61,500 USD|
|Las Vegas||67,900 USD|
|Long Beach||62,700 USD|
|Los Angeles||77,000 USD|
|New Orleans||57,000 USD|
|New York||81,200 USD|
|Oklahoma City||66,700 USD|
|San Antonio||75,600 USD|
|San Diego||73,500 USD|
|San Francisco||70,900 USD|
|San Jose||72,500 USD|
|Washington D.C.||71,700 USD|
|District of Columbia||60,900 USD|
|New Hampshire||63,200 USD|
|New Jersey||73,800 USD|
|New Mexico||65,900 USD|
|New York||77,200 USD|
|North Carolina||68,300 USD|
|North Dakota||56,100 USD|
|Rhode Island||58,900 USD|
|South Carolina||66,300 USD|
|South Dakota||59,500 USD|
|West Virginia||64,300 USD|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in United States earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.