26 · ARL Annual Salary Survey 2009–2010
Table 6: Salary Trends
in
ARL Nonuniversity Libraries
Salary figures for the current year are displayed in the context of the previous years and compared to the
changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) to show trends in the purchasing power of median and beginning
professional salaries. Salary figures and CPI numbers have been converted to adjusted indexes, using July 1984
as the base. Actual CPI data retrieved from the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer
Price Index-All Urban Consumers (US All items, 1982–1984=100 - CUUR0000SA0) available online at http://www.
bls.gov/data/.
Fiscal
Year
Number of
Libraries
Total
Staff
Median
Salary*
BPS†
Median
Median
Salary Index
BPS†
Index
Actual
CPI
Adjusted
CPI
2009–2010 10 3,811 $85,229 $47,554 251.6 288.1 215.4 207.3
2008–2009 10 3,748 85,320 48,108 251.8 291.4 219.9 211.6
2007–2008
10 3,797 80,261 44,359 236.9 268.7 208.3 200.5
2006–2007 10 3,832 80,124 42,765 236.5 259.1 203.5 195.9
2005–2006
10 3,921 76,083 38,673 224.6 234.3 195.4 188.1
2004–2005
10 3,946 74,022 34,764 218.5 210.6 189.4 182.3
2003–2004 10 3,877 70,020 34,739 206.8 210.4 183.9 177.0
2002–2003
10 3,804 65,289 34,739 192.7 210.4 180.1 173.3
2001–2002 10 3,717 65,025 34,389 191.9 208.3 177.5 170.8
2000–2001
10 3,731 62,521 31,774 184.5 192.5 172.8 166.3
1999-2000
10 3,737 59,916 30,849 176.8 186.9 166.7 160.4
1998–1999 11 3,819 56,000 29,877 165.3 181.0 163.2 157.1
1997–1998
11 3,779 55,055 28,724 162.5 174.0 160.5 154.5
1996–1997 11 3,799 51,150 28,380 151.0 172.0 157.0 151.1
1995–1996
11 3,915 49,149 28,162 145.1 170.7 152.5 146.8
1994–1995
11 3,837 47,997 27,813 141.7 168.6 148.4 142.8
1993–1994 11 4,003 44,949 26,806 132.7 162.5 144.4 139.0
1992–1993
11 4,172 43,876 23,500 129.6 142.4 140.2 134.9
1991–1992 11 2,906 42,455 23,500 125.4 142.4 136.2 131.1
1990–1991
12 1,363 36,013 20,800 106.3 126.1 130.7 125.8
1989–1990
11 3,767 40,106 20,195 118.4 122.4 124.0 119.3
1988–1989 11 3,781 37,544 19,100 110.9 115.8 118.3 113.9
1987–1988
11 3,765 36,250 18,405 107.0 111.5 113.6 109.3
1986–1987 10 2,790 33,020 17,912 97.5 108.6 109.6 105.5
1985–1986
12 3,874 33,720 17,308 99.6 104.9 107.6 103.6
1984–1985
11 3,840 33,863 16,500 100.0 100.0 103.9 100.0
* Canadian salaries expressed in US dollars.
Beginning professional salary.
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