134 · ARL Annual Salary Survey 2012–2013
ARL ANNUAL SALARY SURVEY 2012-13
Nonuniversity Library Questionnaire
DATA INPUT (EXCEL) INSTRUCTIONS
Part I: Institutional Information (Microsoft Word Form)
Please return the questionnaire the ARL Statistics and Assessment Program by August 31,
2012. Be sure to keep a complete copy of your submission, including the electronic version of
the data for your files.
1. Part I of this survey deals with general information for the current fiscal year, 2012-13.
2. This survey is concerned with the salaries of professional positions only. Since the criteria
for determining professional status vary among libraries, there is no attempt to define the term
“professional.” Each library should report the salaries of those staff members it considers
professionals, irrespective of membership in a collective bargaining unit, and including, when
appropriate, staff who are not librarians in the strict sense of the term, such as systems analysts,
budget officers, etc.
3. Salaries should be reported for all filled positions. Vacant positions should be excluded from
5. Report 2012-13 salaries as they exist on July 1, 2012. If the library normally increases salaries
at a date after July l, and the salary as of that later date is known or can be estimated (within
$l00 or so) by the time the questionnaire is due to be returned, please use the higher salary and
footnote the effective date and/or whether the reported figures are known or estimated. Please
do not hold up the reporting process for later salary adjustments.
6. The Median Salary is the salary that has an equal number of salaries above it and below it. In
those libraries with an even number of positions, the median salary is the average of the two
salaries that have an equal number of salaries above and below them.
7. The Beginning Professional Salary is the salary that would be paid to a newly hired
professional without experience, not necessarily the lowest professional salary paid. In
reporting the beginning salary, please use a figure that is actually used or likely to be used for
entry-level librarians hired by your library.