2012 VT Public Library Salary Survey

The Personnel Committee of the Vermont Library Association has published Salaries and Benefits: A Survey of Vermont Public Librarians. Vermont public libraries were surveyed in 2012 and the results collated. Salaries for the 105 librarians range from a mean of $17.88/hour to a maximum of $38.26. The salary range for paraprofessionals runs from the mean of $13.32 to a maximum of $19.00. Information on salaries and benefits is presented by library governance, experience, population, and size of library.

The current recommended minimum starting salary for a library director with a bachelor’s degree and the Vermont Department of Libraries Certificate of Public Librarianship is $40,300, or $19.38/hour with a full benefit package.

VLA Compensation Studies are listed together at http://www.vermontlibraries.org/publications