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Librarian salary in United States

How much does a Librarian make in the United States?

Average base salary

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The average salary for a librarian is $55,606 per year in the United States. 1.3k salaries reported, updated at July 28, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Librarians in United States

  1. Kern Community College District
    21 reviews5 salaries reported
    $107,055per year
  2. $96,364per year
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Highest paying cities for Librarians in United States

  1. Washington, DC
    $71,531 per year
    27 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $59,759 per year
    23 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $58,490 per year
    9 salaries reported
  1. Baltimore, MD
    $55,939 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $53,248 per year
    8 salaries reported
  3. Columbia, SC
    $51,782 per year
    8 salaries reported
  1. Cleveland, OH
    $50,562 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $50,281 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Jacksonville, FL
    $47,743 per year
    7 salaries reported
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Where can a Librarian earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Librarians

Top skills
Legal Research
Top fields of study
Law Degree

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Most common benefits for Librarians

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 162 ratings

48% of Librarians in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?


532 job openings

Average $17.63 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Librarian

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