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How much do school librarians make?

How much does a high school librarian rake in per yr?

by Anonymousreply 2609/08/2013

Very soon they will be making Zero.

by Anonymousreply 104/08/2011

That would depend, as always, on where the school district is.

by Anonymousreply 204/08/2011

Billions and billions!

by Anonymousreply 304/08/2011

The same as teachers, I would hope, as they're required to have teaching credentials. Public Library librarians make squat. I'm a librarian in the private sector since that is where the (relative) money is.

by Anonymousreply 404/08/2011

Because you need teaching credentials to SHUSH people?

by Anonymousreply 504/08/2011


by Anonymousreply 604/08/2011

It really depends on the area. In states like California and Massachusetts, school librarians generally make more than teachers as they are required to have a master's degree above their teaching credential. Here in the Bay Area, most school librarians make around $70K or so.

Public librarian pay varies WILDLY depending on area. Florida librarians make about $38K a year, whereas librarians in California generally start at $53K. I know a few librarians with more than 10 years of experience, and supervisory responsibilities, that make over $90K.

by Anonymousreply 704/08/2011

Probably more than some teachers as they need to have Masters Degree in Library Science and thus get more than BA level educator.

by Anonymousreply 804/08/2011

Too much.

by Anonymousreply 1004/08/2011

W&W R11.

by Anonymousreply 1204/08/2011

Enough that they can have it covered up when they kill people in car accidents.

by Anonymousreply 1304/08/2011

I made $72,000 as a law librarian for a law firm in Washington DC.

by Anonymousreply 1404/08/2011

R14 here - that is, as a research librarian.

by Anonymousreply 1504/08/2011

Irrelevant, r14/15

by Anonymousreply 1604/08/2011

like $20 a year

by Anonymousreply 1709/07/2013

It's a dying field. Consider some other line of work.

by Anonymousreply 1809/07/2013

Such low standards, R12.

by Anonymousreply 1909/07/2013

Depends on the education level required by the school district. My mom was a librarian in a rural area which had a legal loophole whereby they could pay city workers less than minimum wage. Despite having a four year degree, she was paid two dollars less than minimum wage for years and referred to her job (teaching children how to read) as "charity work". When the city workers unionized, she started making minimum wage.

Have you ever noticed that the people who do the tangible, indispensable work get treated like complete shit in this country?

by Anonymousreply 2009/08/2013

In my area, teachers make about $95,000 and get full benefits and summers off.

by Anonymousreply 2109/08/2013

R20, many years ago, my aunt was a school nurse in a high school in Westchester county in NY (an upper middle class neighborhood). She was an RN. The school had budget cuts. She was laid off and then rehired as a nursing assistant at minimum wage.

Schools, like health care, are freebies, which no one wants to pay for.

by Anonymousreply 2209/08/2013

It's Media Specialist, bitches!

by Anonymousreply 2309/08/2013

Why OP... are you a spinster?

by Anonymousreply 2409/08/2013

Middle-aged OP wants to know because he wants to leave his high-stress job, and just assumes that teaching and other allied professions are far, far easier. All that's keeping him from half-heartedly taking a position from another person that honestly enjoys and cares about students and learning? The salary. He will only take something that allows him to continue his extravagant lifestyle.

Oh, and he's probably from New York too.

by Anonymousreply 2509/08/2013

"Librarian? This would imply there is a library. It would further imply that there are books. Both things left most schools in about 1994."

Are you really that big of an idiot? There ARE still libraries in schools. There ARE still books in schools. You're a moron.

by Anonymousreply 2609/08/2013
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