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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/.
Note: Data includes medical and law libraries in median salary.
Fiscal
Year
Number of
Libraries
Total
Staff
Median
Salary†
Median
Salary Change
Median
Salary Index
Actual
CPI*
Adjusted
CPI
CPI
Change
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 and CPI figures have been revised from previous editions based upon changes published by the Bureau of Labor
Statistics. These changes were caused by rounding; they are minute and are less than 0.3 in all cases.
Includes medical and law libraries.
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