Salary Survey Trends 2013–2014 · 17
Position
Women Men All Positions
Average No. Average No. Average No.
Functional Specialist (no subgroup);
Coordinator, Team Leader (non-
supervisory responsibility)
63,621 136 67,510 72 64,967 208
Archivists 62,803 366 66,906 220 64,344 586
Assessment, Management Information
Systems, Planning
71,836 43 68,441 20 70,758 63
Media Specialists 60,580 43 58,652 62 59,441 105
Preservation, including digital
collections
63,477 108 69,022 43 65,056 151
Subject Specialist 69,073 707 73,259 336 70,422 1,043
Subject Specialist in Humanities/Fine
Arts
69,503 121 74,792 73 71,493 194
Subject Specialist in Sciences &
Technology
66,326 168 69,242 68 67,166 236
Subject Specialist in Social/Behavior
Science
66,690 139 72,690 64 68,582 203
Subject Specialist in Area Studies 71,573 107 72,476 66 71,917 173
Catalogers/Metadata analysts 65,466 504 67,487 211 66,062 715
Research/Reference/Instruction 67,848 927 66,795 329 67,572 1,256
Public Services 64,936 189 65,613 89 65,153 278
Technical Services 60,446 114 57,279 41 59,608 155
All Positions: 76,123 6,473 79,344 3,695 77,294 10,168
In regards to the gender gap in ARL libraries discussed in the previous section, it is worth noting that the
average salaries of men are higher than those of women in 26 out of the 38 categories in Figure 5.
Institutional Characteristics
and
Salaries
Public
and
Private Institutions
The gap between salaries paid in private ARL university libraries and those paid in publicly supported ARL
university libraries decreased in 2013–2014 to 8.7%, with librarians at private institutions earning an average of
$6,298 more than their peers at public institutions. Librarians in public institutions systematically earned less
than their peers employed in private institutions across all 19 job categories in Table 23.
Library Size
Library size, as measured by the number of professional staff, is another significant determinant of salary. As
a rule, the largest libraries tend to pay the highest average salaries, not only overall, but for specific positions
as well. However, in 2013–2014 libraries with 75 to 100 staff reported the highest average salary, $78,283,
followed by the largest libraries, i.e., those with more than 110 staff, which reported the next highest average
salary $77,888 (see Table 25). The gap between the highest paying cohort and the lowest paying cohort was
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