22 · ARL Annual Salary Survey 2008–2009
Table 4: Salary Trends
in
Canadian ARL University Libraries
Salary figures for the current year are displayed in the context of previous years. Canadian salaries are presented
in both US $ and Canadian $ denominations and the annual exchange rate used in the salary surveys is also
listed. Canadian salaries are also compared to the changes in the Canadian Consumer Price Index (CPI) to show
trends in the purchasing power of median Canadian salaries. CPI number changes are based on July CPI figures.
The source for Canadian CPI data is Table 5: The Consumer Price Index for Canada, published in The Daily, a
Statistics Canada publication, available online at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/62-001-x/2008012/t040-eng.htm.
Fiscal
Year
No. of
Libs.
Total
Staff
Median
Salary
in US $†
Median
Salary
Change†
Exchange
Rate
Median
Salary
in Can. $
Median
Salary
Change
Can.
CPI**
Can.
CPI
Change*
2008–2009
14 990 $77,954 15.8% 1.0101 $78,742 3.3% 115.8 3.4%
2007–2008
14 957 67,331 6.7 1.1323 76,239 3.9 112.0 2.2
2006–2007 14 958 63,112 11.8 1.16289 73,392 4.0 109.6 2.3
2005–2006
14 955 56,474 7.1 1.24971 70,576 -0.3 107.1 2.0
2004–2005
14 906 52,707 16.3 1.34328 70,800 3.5 105.0 2.3
2003–2004 14 911 45,310 6.2 1.51023 68,429 2.3 102.6 2.1
2002–2003
14 925 42,657 -0.6 1.56878 66,919 2.6 100.5 2.1
2001–2002 14 861 42,928 -1.1 1.51919 65,215 2.1 98.4 2.7
2000–2001
13 755 43,394 5.0 1.47192 63,873 2.4 95.8 2.9
1999-2000
13 737 41,316 -3.8 1.5103 62,400 2.4 93.1 1.9
1998–1999 13 729 42,963 -2.7 1.4177 60,909 0.9 91.4 1.0
1997–1998
13 732 44,167 1.4 1.3663 60,346 1.7 90.5 1.7
1996–1997 13 764 43,569 0.9 1.3613 59,310 -0.4 89.0 1.3
1995–1996
13 796 43,173 -1.7 1.3794 59,554 1.3 87.9 2.6
1994–1995
13 815 43,919 -6.0 1.3381 58,768 0.7 85.7 0.1
1993–1994 13 816 46,744 -4.3 1.2488 58,374 2.9 85.6 1.7
1992–1993
13 837 48,820 2.7 1.1623 56,744 3.4 84.2 1.2
1991–1992 13 847 47,519 5.5 1.1547 54,870 3.6 83.2 6.0
1990–1991
13 839 45,023 15.1 1.1759 52,942 12.5 78.5 4.1
1989–1990
13 853 39,117 12.3 1.2026 47,042 5.3 75.4 5.3
1988–1989 13 837 34,826 11.7 1.2826 44,668 5.3 71.6 3.9
1987–1988
13 817 31,178 10.9 1.3602 42,408 9.1 68.9 4.6
1986–1987 13 831 28,123 -1.9 1.3817 38,858 1.2 65.9 4.1
1985–1986
13 829 28,666 1.1 1.3388 38,378 7.9 63.3 4.1
1984–1985
12 705 28,346 -0.8 1.2548 35,569 0.8 60.8 4.1
Average 3.8% 3.3%

Includes medical and law libraries in median salary.
* Canadian CPI change figures have been revised from previous editions based upon changes published by The Daily (Statistics
Canada). These changes were caused by rounding; they are minute and are less than 0.3 in all cases.
** Actual Canadian CPI figures have been added to this table (not available in previous editions).
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