Salary Levels for Staff in ARL Libraries · 21
table 3: salary trends
in
us arl university libraries
Salary figures for the current year are displayed in the context of previous years and compared to the changes
in the US 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†
Median
Salary Change
Median
Salary Index
Actual
CPI*
Adjusted
CPI
CPI
Change
2010–2011
99 8,925 $65,000 1.5% 250.5 218.0 209.8 1.2%
2009–2010
99 9,116 64,069 0.6 246.9 215.4 207.3 -2.0
2008–2009
99 9,158 63,673 3.8 245.4 219.9 211.6 5.6
2007–2008
99 9,026 61,329 3.5 236.4 208.3 200.5 2.4
2006–2007 99 8,866 59,280 3.7 228.5 203.5 195.9 4.1
2005–2006
99 8,700 57,173 2.8 220.4 195.4 188.1 3.2
2004–2005
99 8,581 55,600 3.2 214.3 189.4 182.3 3.0
2003–2004 100 8,581 53,859 2.0 207.6 183.9 177.0 2.1
2002–2003
100 8,544 52,789 1.9 203.5 180.1 173.3 1.5
2001–2002 99 8,337 51,806 4.1 199.7 177.5 170.8 2.7
2000–2001
99 8,127 49,753 3.7 191.8 172.8 166.3 3.7
1999-2000
98 7,858 48,000 4.1 185.0 166.7 160.4 2.1
1998–1999 97 7,671 46,130 3.6 177.8 163.2 157.1 1.7
1997–1998
97 7,682 44,544 3.4 171.7 160.5 154.5 2.2
1996–1997 96 7,562 43,084 3.4 166.1 157.0 151.1 3.0
1995–1996
95 7,435 41,651 2.7 160.5 152.5 146.8 2.8
1994–1995 95 7,401 40,573 3.4 156.4 148.4 142.8 2.8
1993–1994 95 7,390 39,257 3.0 151.3 144.4 139.0 2.8
1992–1993
95 7,375 38,124 3.0 146.9 140.5 134.9 3.2
1991–1992 94 7,408 37,009 3.5 142.6 136.2 131.1 4.4
1990–1991
94 7,543 35,761 5.2 137.8 130.4 125.8 4.8
1989–1990 94 7,344 34,000 5.8 131.0 124.4 119.3 5.0
1988–1989
94 7,252 32,149 5.4 123.9 118.5 113.9 4.1
1987–1988
93 7,145 30,492 5.1 117.5 113.8 109.3 3.9
1986–1987 92 6,886 29,021 6.5 111.9 109.5 105.5 1.6
1985–1986
91 6,707 27,249 5.0 105.0 107.8 103.6 3.6
1984–1985 91 6,456 25,946 6.9 100.0 104.1 100.0 -
*Actual CPI figures have been revised from previous editions based upon changes published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These changes
are minute, less than 0.3 in all cases.
Includes medical and law libraries.
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