148 · ARL Annual Salary Survey 2013–2014
Nonuniversity Library Questionnaire
Part I: Institutional Information (Microsoft Word Form)
Please return the questionnaire the ARL Statistics and Assessment Program by August 31,
2013. Be sure to keep a complete copy of your submission, including the electronic version of
the data for your files. This year for the second time we are collecting the salary data through
the http://arlstatistics.org interface, a change from earlier years when we used Formstack. You
also have the option of sending the files to us by email to stats@arl.org if this is your preferred
1. Part I of this survey deals with general information for the current fiscal year, 2013-14.
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
your report.
5. Report 2013-14 salaries as they exist on July 1, 2013. 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
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