Salary Survey Trends 2013–2014 · 15
Position
Main Medical Law All Positions
No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent
Functional Specialist (no
subgroup); Coordinator, Team
Leader (non-supervisory
responsibility)
181 2.1% 18 2.0% 9 1.2% 208 2.0%
Archivists 558 6.6% 24 2.6% 4 .5% 586 5.8%
Assessment, Management
Information Systems, Planning
60 .7% 1 .1% 2 .3% 63 .6%
Media Specialists 98 1.2% 4 .4% 3 .4% 105 1.0%
Preservation, including digital
collections
150 1.8% 1 .1% 151 1.5%
Subject Specialist (no subgroup) 839 9.9% 132 14.6% 72 9.5% 1043 10.3%
Subject Specialist in
Humanities/Fine Arts
193 2.3% 1 .1% 194 1.9%
Subject Specialist in Sciences &
Technology
202 2.4% 33 3.6% 1 .1% 236 2.3%
Subject Specialist in Social/
Behavior Science
187 2.2% 6 .7% 10 1.3% 203 2.0%
Subject Specialist in Area
Studies
172 2.0% 1 .1% 173 1.7%
Catalogers/Metadata analysts 662 7.8% 16 1.8% 37 4.9% 715 7.0%
Research/Reference/Instruction 872 10.3% 191 21.1% 193 25.4% 1256 12.4%
Public Services 207 2.4% 43 4.7% 28 3.7% 278 2.7%
Technical Services 129 1.5% 9 1.0% 17 2.2% 155 1.5%
All Positions: 8,500 907 761 10,168
Figure 5 below has been revised to include law and medical libraries and this table now displays the average
salaries for all positions in the salary survey, including the subcategories by position and sex. The salaries in
each of the sub-categories deviates widely from the average salaries for the new specialist categories, which
are $69,808 for the category containing the Administrative Specialist (no subgroup) category (ADMSPEC), $66,065
for the category containing the Digital Specialist (no subgroup) category (DIGITALSPEC), and $64,967 the
category containing the Functional Specialist (no subgroup) category (FSPEC).
Development/Advancement specialists have the highest average of all subcategories of the Administrative
Specialist category: $78,209; Media/Multimedia specialists have the lowest average salary overall: $59,441.
IT Programmers have the highest average salary of the Digital Specialist category: $73,631, and professionals
with Assessment, Management Information Systems, Planning responsibilities (a new subcategory) have the
highest salaries of the Functional Specialist category: $70,758.
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