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Librarian salary in United States

How much does a Librarian make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $57,944
Low $36,310
High $92,467
Non-cash benefit
Dental insurance
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The average salary for a librarian is $57,944 per year in the United States. 1.7k salaries reported, updated at September 17, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Librarians in United States

  1. Boston College
    220 reviews10 salaries reported
    $86,754per year
  2. $68,178per year
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Highest paying cities for Librarians near United States

  1. Washington, DC
    $67,889 per year
    41 salaries reported
  2. San Francisco, CA
    $67,757 per year
    15 salaries reported
  3. Boulder, CO
    $66,781 per year
    10 salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $64,825 per year
    8 salaries reported
  2. College Park, MD
    $60,389 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $58,609 per year
    8 salaries reported
  1. Columbia, SC
    $58,132 per year
    9 salaries reported
  2. Hartford, CT
    $57,869 per year
    16 salaries reported
  3. St. Louis, MO
    $55,263 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?

Library Assistant

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Average $15.86 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Librarian

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