2007–08 women made 5% less than men. Likewise, when viewed by job
category, the salary situation of female librarians also improved. Female
directors of ARL university libraries reported an annual average salary of
$200,113, while male directors averaged an annual salary of $193,843. However,
when judged solely by experience, the average salary for men is consistently
higher than the average salary for women. Men earned more than women in
all ten of the experience cohorts recorded for ARL university libraries.
During the period covered in the ARL 2008–2009 Salary Survey, a total of
1,289 staff members were reported as belonging to one of the four minority
groups monitored by ARL.2 The same gender-based pay gap noted above is also
observed amongst minority librarians in ARL university libraries: minority men
(overall average salary: $66,673) earn more than minority women (overall
average salary: $63,648) in all experience cohorts. Minorities are
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OCTOBER 2009 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A BIMONTHLY REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC
Other
85
(13.0%)
Cataloging
129
(16.7%)
Reference
167
(11.9%)
Subject Specialist
194
(17.4%)
Functional Specialist
280
(13.4%)
Department/Branch Head
163
(8.8%)
Director
6
(5.4%)
Assistant/Associate Director
29
(6.1%)
Distribution of Minority Professsionals
in ARL University Libraries By Position, 2008–09
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