Vermont Library Association Personnel Committee Public Library Salary Survey 2012

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Vermont Library Association Personnel Committee Public Library Salary Survey 2012 (PDF, 523 KB)
Shara McCaffrey, Chair
Amy Howlett
Stacey Knight
Scott Schaffer
Laurel Stanley
Lucinda Walker
Recommended starting salary
The Vermont Library Association recommends a minimum starting salary of $42,460 (based on $20.41/hour) for library directors with a bachelor’s degree and the Vermont Department of Libraries Certificate of Public Librarianship.
Annual increases should include:

  • Federal cost of living adjustment (COLA)
  •  Steps defined by the library: consider an additional raise of 2% for years 2-6, 1.5% for years 7-12, and 1% for years 13 and up
  • Merit raises

In addition to the minimum recommended wage, the Vermont Library Association urges library trustees to provide their employees with a full benefits package, pro-rated accordingly.
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Salaries: overall survey results

Respondents – (Number of respondents) – Mean – Minimum – Maximum – Median
LIBRARIANS – (105) – $17.88 – $10.00 – $38.26 – $16.18
PARAPROFESSIONALS – (38) – $13.32 – $8.75 – $19.00 – $12.62

Salaries: job responsibility

JOB RESPONSIBILITY – (Number of respondents) – Mean – Minimum – Maximum – Median
LIBRARIANS
One-person – (14) – $15.01 – $11.00 – $20.00 – $14.62
Director – (40) – $19.46 – $11.50 – $34.62 – $19.24
Assistant director – (8) – $22.05 – $13.65 – $38.26 – $18.47
Adult services – (7) – $19.01 – $13.26 – $28.37 – $17.27
Youth services – (20) – $14.79 – $10.50 – $24.18 – $13.42
Total – (105) – $17.88 – $10.00 – $38.26 – $16.18
PARAPROFESSIONALS
Other – (20) – $13.96 – $10.00 – $19.00 – $12.94
Adult Services – (8) – $12.77 – $10.00 – $17.90 – $11.37
Total – (38) – $13.32 – $8.75 – $19.00 – $12.62

Salaries: library size

Annual budget – (Number of respondents) – Mean – Minimum – Maximum – Median
LIBRARIANS
$619,532 + – (15) – $25.30 – $12.82 – $38.26 – $23.87
$619,531 – $195,214 – (20) – $20.97 – $13.22 – $34.62 – $20.39
$67,438 – $195,213 – (23) – $16.06 – $11.00 – $22.00 – $15.81
$67,437 or less – (24) – $14.83 – $11.06 – $20.00 – $14.13
PARAPROFESSIONALS
$619,532 + – (10) – $16.05 – $8.75 – $19.00 – $17.29
$619,531 – $195,214 – (8) – $14.17 – $10.68 – $17.69 – $14.19

Salaries: education

(Number of respondents) – Mean – Minimum – Maximum
LIBRARIANS
Education level
No bachelor’s – (15) – $15.95 – $10.50 – $38.26
Bachelor’s – (42) – $16.37 – $11.50 – $25.30
Master’s – (48) – $19.81 – $10.00 – $34.62
MLS or DOL cert.
VTLIB cert only – (46) – $17.20 – $10.00 – $38.26
MLS – (33) – $21.59 – $11.50 – $34.62
College degree req’d?
Yes – (67) – $18.95 – $11.06 – $34.62
No – (38) – $15.99 – $10.00 – $38.26
MLS required?
Yes – (30) – $22.53 – $11.50 – $34.62
No – (75) – $16.02 – $10.00 – $38.26
PARAPROFESSIONALS
Education level
No bachelor’s – (11) – $12.98 – $10.00 – $17.69
Bachelor’s – (16) – $13.64 – $8.75 – $18.27
Master’s – (11) – $13.18 – $10.30 – $19.00
College degree req’d?
Yes – (7) – $14.96 – $10.90 – $19.00
No – (31) – $12.95 – $8.75 – $18.27
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Vermont Library Association Personnel Committee Public Library Salary Survey 2012 (PDF, 523 KB)