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?

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ch55x in Johnson City, Tennessee

31 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.

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Librarian in Ridgeland, Mississippi

24 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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