How much does a librarian make? Librarians earn a good to excellent salary for their profession. Librarians are classified according to the type of library in which they work: college, university, a public library; school library media center; academic library; or special library. Librarians in special libraries work in libraries or information centers maintained by museums, religious organizations, professional associations, unions, government agencies or corporations, medical centers, hospitals, law firms, advertising agencies, or research laboratories.
Librarian jobs focus on one of three aspects of library work: technical services, user services, and administrative services. Librarians in user services, such as children and reference librarians, work with library patrons helping them find the information they need. In smaller information centers or libraries, librarians typically are in charge of all aspects of library operations, keeping current reading book reviews, catalogues and publishers' announcements. Librarians may also recommend materials on particular subjects.
Librarians with computer and information systems skills are in a position to work in a higher level position as automated-systems librarians. Librarians with this upper skill level plan and operate computer systems, and act as information architects, designing retrieval and information storage systems and developing procedures for organizing, interpreting, collecting, and classifying information.
Twenty-five percent of librarians work part time, with public and college librarians working weekends, evenings, and some holidays. School librarians typically have the same work and vacation schedules as classroom teachers. Special librarians generally work normal business hours, in some specific industries they may work longer hours as needed.
Librarian positions require a master's degree in library science, while school librarians may need to meet State teaching license requirements as well. Job growth for librarians is expected to be as fast as the average and job opportunities favorable, since large numbers of librarians are likely to retire in the coming decade. Employment change. Employment of librarians is expected to grow by 8 percent between 2008 and 2018.
How much does a librarian make per hour?
A May 2009 Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows the median hourly wages for librarians was $26.76.
Industry And Hourly Wage
Elementary and Secondary Schools $27.86
Local Government (OES Designation) $24.00
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $28.57
Other Information Services $23.22
Junior Colleges $29.11
How much does a librarian make per year?
The median yearly salary for librarians according to a May 2009 Bureau of Labor Statistics report was $55,670. Librarians average annual salary for jobs in the Federal Government in managerial, supervisory, and nonsupervisory positions was $84,796 in March 2009.
Industry And Annual Wage
Elementary and Secondary Schools $57,950
Local Government (OES Designation) $49,920
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $59,430
Other Information Services $48,300
Junior Colleges $60,560