How much does a Librarian make in the United States?

816 salaries reported, updated at July 20, 2021
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The average salary for a librarian is $54,957 per year in the United States.

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  • Flexible spending account
  • Adoption assistance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Life insurance
  • Health insurance
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Most common benefits for Librarians

  • Flexible spending account
  • Adoption assistance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Life insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Commuter assistance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Military leave
  • Health savings account
  • Tuition reimbursement
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Salary satisfaction

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

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