2007–08 women made 5% less than men. Likewise, when viewed by job category, the salary situation of female librarians also improved. Female directors of ARL university libraries reported an annual average salary of $200,113, while male directors averaged an annual salary of $193,843. However, when judged solely by experience, the average salary for men is consistently higher than the average salary for women. Men earned more than women in all ten of the experience cohorts recorded for ARL university libraries. During the period covered in the ARL 2008–2009 Salary Survey, a total of 1,289 staff members were reported as belonging to one of the four minority groups monitored by ARL.2 The same gender-based pay gap noted above is also observed amongst minority librarians in ARL university libraries: minority men (overall average salary: $66,673) earn more than minority women (overall average salary: $63,648) in all experience cohorts. Minorities are RLI 266 19 ARL Salary Survey Highlights ( C O N T I N U E D ) OCTOBER 2009 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A BIMONTHLY REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC Other 85 (13.0%) Cataloging 129 (16.7%) Reference 167 (11.9%) Subject Specialist 194 (17.4%) Functional Specialist 280 (13.4%) Department/Branch Head 163 (8.8%) Director 6 (5.4%) Assistant/Associate Director 29 (6.1%) Distribution of Minority Professsionals in ARL University Libraries By Position, 2008–09
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