64 · ARL Annual Salary Survey 2012–2013
Table 28: Average Salaries
of
US ARL University Librarians
by
Position
and
Years
of
Experience, FY 2012–2013, Part 1: 0
to
19 Years
of
Experience
Years of Experience
Position 0–3 years 4–7 years 8–11 years 12–15 years 16–19 years
Salary No. Salary No. Salary No. Salary No. Salary No.
Director . . . 1 2
Associate Director 3 1 93,037 9 109,047 33 119,511 33
Assistant Director 171,895 5 97,593 4 94,996 10 90,685 15 107,272 11
Head, Branch 71,990 5 60,323 14 71,734 36 79,224 50 80,147 38
Administrative Specialist 60,708 38 58,935 50 66,077 54 66,305 63 78,336 47
Digital Specialist 53,989 105 59,074 186 66,098 156 70,608 193 71,779 98
Functional Specialist 50,807 137 55,230 219 57,383 151 64,113 129 67,040 74
Subject Specialist 53,440 97 56,089 216 61,721 178 66,066 161 69,502 135
Dept. Head
Acquisitions . 62,752 9 69,191 12 70,419 16 70,181 12
Research/Reference/
Information or Learning
Commons
1 68,233 7 72,222 17 81,055 20 78,903 19
Cataloging 3 63,112 8 74,555 15 66,512 17 74,218 16
Circulation 63,752 9 69,321 10 66,378 16 62,699 8 82,019 11
Rare Books/
Manuscripts/Special
Collections
2 4 81,250 6 72,925 13 83,887 11
Library Technology 2 5 87,000 14 88,606 13 98,432 15
Other Department
Heads
70,495 17 67,072 47 70,848 72 74,783 82 83,413 78
Public Services 49,925 23 53,347 47 55,727 33 59,090 25 64,557 9
Technical Services 50,088 17 50,305 33 57,608 15 61,775 17 64,001 7
Research/Reference/
Instruction
49,771 97 53,461 151 56,907 101 62,485 99 64,875 71
Cataloger/Metadata
Analysts
47,922 42 54,536 85 59,362 92 63,228 83 63,979 58
All Positions: 54,594 603 56,910 1,096 63,685 987 69,756 1,038 75,747 745
Years of experience reflect total professional experience.
Excludes Canadian libraries. See Table 41 for salaries of Canadian librarians expressed in Canadian dollars.
Excludes medical and law libraries.

Salary data are not published when fewer than four individuals are involved. When this applies to only one position category, a second
category is also not published.
. No positions reported in this category.
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