12 · ARL Annual Salary Survey 2009–2010
Figure 4: Distribution of Functional Specialist Job Sub-Codes by Type of Library
Position
Main Medical Law All
No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent
Archivists 489 23.2% 22 13.4% 6 11.1% 517 22.2%
Business Manager 140 6.6% 16 9.8% 1 1.9% 157 6.7%
Human Resources 90 4.3% 1 0.6% 0 0.0% 91 3.9%
IT, Systems 406 19.3% 36 22.0% 14 25.9% 456 19.6%
IT, Web Developer 153 7.3% 22 13.4% 7 13.0% 182 7.8%
IT, Programmer 289 13.7% 28 17.1% 0 317 13.6%
Media Specialist 102 4.8% 6 3.7% 4 7.4% 112 4.8%
Preservation 127 6.0% 3 1.8% 3 5.6% 133 5.7%
Other Functional Specialists 313 14.8% 30 18.3% 19 35.2% 362 15.6%
Total 2,109 164 54 2,327
Figure 5, below, displays the average salaries of the subcategories by position and sex (law and medical
libraries not included) in the same fashion as Table 17. The salaries in each of the sub-categories deviate widely
from the combined Functional Specialist average salary of $63,897. Human resource specialists have the highest
average of all subcategories, with an average salary of $71,840; media/multimedia specialists have the lowest
average salary of $54,794.
Figure 5: Distribution of Functional Specialist Job Sub-Codes’ Average Salaries by Sex
Position
Women Men Total
Salary No. Salary No. Salary No.
Archivists 57,541 306 60,534 183 58,661 489
Business Manager 69,677 88 72,629 52 70,774 140
Human Resources 70,826 75 76,907 15 71,840 90
IT, Systems 65,346 142 64,944 264 65,085 406
IT, Web Developer 60,787 67 63,836 86 62,500 153
IT, Programmer 65,278 86 67,450 203 66,804 289
Media Specialist 55,199 45 54,474 57 54,794 102
Preservation 62,682 96 65,905 31 63,469 127
Other Functional Specialists 60,351 201 62,577 112 61,148 313
All Functional Specialists 63,076 1,106 65,473 1,003 63,897 2,109
In regards to the gender gap in ARL libraries explained in the previous section, it is worth noting that the
average salaries of men are higher than those of women in seven out of the nine categories in Figure 5.
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