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TABLE 1: DISTRIBUTION BY SALARY LEVEL*
Figures in columns headed by fiscal year show the number of filled professional positions. Columns headed by cum. % show the
percentage of all filled positions with salaries equal to or more than the beginning of each salary range. For example, in FY 2005-06, 68.9%
of all ARL university librarians earned more than $50,000, as did 87.6% of all ARL nonuniversity librarians.
University Librarians Nonuniversity Librarians
FY cum. FY cum. FY cum. FY Cum.
Salary Range 2004-05 % 2005-06 % 2004-05 % 2005-06 %
 More than 250,000  
5 0.1% 9 0.1% 0 0.0% 1 0.0%
 200,000 ‐ 250,000  
16 0.2% 21 0.3% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
 175,000 ‐ 199,999  
31 0.5% 29 0.6% 1 0.0% 1 0.1%
 150,000 ‐ 174,999  
52 1.1% 60 1.2% 5 0.2% 7 0.2%
 140,000 ‐ 149,999  
28 1.4% 39 1.6% 98 2.6% 102 2.8%
 130,000 ‐ 139,999  
37 1.8% 45 2.1% 170 6.9% 190 7.7%
 120,000 ‐ 129,999  
54 2.4% 45 2.6% 106 9.6% 110 10.5%
 110,000 ‐ 119,999  
75 3.1% 103 3.6% 189 14.4% 222 16.1%
 100,000 ‐ 109,999  
152 4.7% 186 5.6% 187 19.2% 247 22.4%
  95,000 ‐  99,999  
114 5.9% 127 6.9% 125 22.3% 165 26.7%
  90,000 ‐  94,999  
142 7.4% 183 8.8% 225 28.0% 190 31.5%
  85,000 ‐  89,999  
243 10.0% 244 11.3% 226 33.8% 251 37.9%
  80,000 ‐  84,999  
288 13.0% 381 15.2% 221 39.4% 343 46.6%
  76,000 ‐  79,999  
303 16.2% 347 18.8% 357 48.4% 213 52.1%
  74,000 ‐  75,999  
167 18.0% 209 21.0% 106 51.1% 136 55.5%
  72,000 ‐  73,999  
194 20.0% 229 23.4% 151 54.9% 72 57.4%
  70,000 ‐  71,999  
259 22.8% 287 26.3% 71 56.7% 76 59.3%
  68,000 ‐  69,999  
241 25.3% 253 29.0% 73 58.6% 183 64.0%
  66,000 ‐  67,999  
291 28.4% 304 32.1% 98 61.0% 81 66.1%
  64,000 ‐  65,999  
352 32.1% 361 35.9% 186 65.8% 136 69.5%
  62,000 ‐  63,999  
351 35.8% 343 39.4% 105 68.4% 120 72.6%
  60,000 ‐  61,999  
375 39.7% 413 43.7% 155 72.4% 37 73.5%
  58,000 ‐  59,999  
359 43.5% 401 47.8% 49 73.6% 99 76.1%
  56,000 ‐  57,999  
443 48.2% 494 53.0% 82 75.7% 110 78.9%
  54,000 ‐  55,999  
481 53.3% 478 57.9% 75 77.6% 144 82.5%
  52,000 ‐  53,999  
510 58.6% 526 63.4% 139 81.1% 153 86.4%
  50,000 ‐  51,999  
525 64.2% 538 68.9% 184 85.8% 44 87.6%
  48,000 ‐  49,999  
542 69.9% 511 74.2% 77 87.7% 109 90.3%
  46,000 ‐  47,999  
533 75.5% 505 79.5% 87 89.9% 68 92.1%
  44,000 ‐  45,999  
479 80.6% 510 84.7% 63 91.5% 134 95.5%
  42,000 ‐  43,999  
488 85.7% 448 89.4% 130 94.8% 95 97.9%
  40,000 ‐  41,999  
411 90.0% 387 93.4% 90 97.1% 29 98.6%
  38,000 ‐  39,999  
309 93.3% 231 95.8% 40 98.1% 18 99.1%
  36,000 ‐  37,999  
273 96.2% 191 97.8% 34 99.0% 15 99.5%
  34,000 ‐  35,999  
204 98.3% 122 99.0% 26 99.6% 12 99.8%
  32,000 ‐  33,999  
96 99.3% 56 99.6% 8 99.8% 3 99.9%
  30,000 ‐  31,999  
40 99.7% 20 99.8% 4 99.9% 1 99.9%
  less than 30,000  
24 100.0% 19 100.0% 3 100.0% 4 100.0%
Total Positions 9,487 9,655 3,946 3,921
Median Salary $55,250 $57,074 $74,022 $76,083
* Canadian salaries expressed in U.S. dollars. Includes medical and law libraries.
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