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Table 28: Average Salaries
of
US ARL University Librarians
by
Position
and
Years
of
Experience, FY 2012–2013, Part 2: 20
to over
35 Years
of
Experience
Years of Experience
Position 20–23 years 24–27 years 28–31 years 32–35 years over 35 years
Salary No. Salary No. Salary No. Salary No. Salary No.
Director 219,008 6 231,787 8 214,804 10 217,602 23 224,799 46
Associate Director 126,511 36 130,573 40 124,328 37 126,063 49 137,386 51
Assistant Director 111,392 10 121,281 15 111,679 21 121,689 21 123,625 15
Head, Branch 79,507 36 87,938 47 83,393 45 93,494 39 97,535 49
Administrative Specialist 75,893 42 72,273 49 82,782 36 87,948 20 90,130 19
Digital Specialist 75,692 81 74,386 66 81,547 34 78,654 30 85,087 11
Functional Specialist 68,093 77 68,819 71 75,917 44 79,777 39 85,254 35
Subject Specialist 72,167 119 73,087 109 77,553 85 81,317 72 80,870 94
Dept. Head
Acquisitions 71,574 10 78,258 15 78,550 12 74,123 14 99,732 7
Research/Reference/
Information or Learning
Commons
86,964 15 83,434 17 85,013 13 6 100,358 7
Cataloging 82,556 23 80,338 20 81,808 15 89,288 17 7
Circulation 70,210 9 81,759 9 75,689 12 80,825 6 83,031 10
Rare Books/
Manuscripts/Special
Collections
92,731 12 89,024 16 107,323 13 100,361 7 96,135 10
Library Technology 97,847 14 106,733 7 99,585 14 113,051 6
Other Department
Heads
83,885 58 85,401 54 87,449 47 96,344 37 96,997 56
Public Services 67,905 14 69,783 8 58,544 10 77,451 7 75,888 8
Technical Services 57,202 7 67,213 14 64,750 9 3 5
Research/Reference/
Instruction
64,123 66 70,117 60 71,659 52 73,263 42 74,033 49
Cataloger/Metadata
Analysts
65,561 56 67,125 60 72,214 49 71,200 40 73,704 58
All Positions: 78,361 691 81,438 685 86,105 558 95,703 478 102,957 537
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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