What are typical library assistant salaries?

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Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field?

What skills should you learn to increase your salary?

ch55x in Johnson City, Tennessee

29 months ago

With academic libraries, it depends on the institution and/or location. Short of gaining a master's or various undergrad work, it's similar to other professions: experience, institutional need, or right place/right time.

Librarian in Ridgeland, Mississippi

23 months ago

Host said: Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field?

What skills should you learn to increase your salary?

The salaries listed on Indeed are extremely over-exaggerated. Assistants make an average of $20,000 a year and only need a high school diploma. Actual Librarians MUST possess a Masters in Library & Information Science. The average Librarian salary is only $40,000. That number will vary depending on the state you are employed in, how long you have been a Librarian, and what TYPE of Librarian you are. Technology Librarians will make more but they also need a great deal of computer skills.

I am currently a Librarian and I would NOT recommend this field. You will come out of grad school owing about 70-90k and you will make only about 40k to start. Plus, you have to deal with the public which can be quite ugly.

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