How much does a Research Librarian make?

Updated Apr 28, 2021

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Experience

$68,141 /yr
Average Base Pay

36 salaries

$39K

Low

$68K

Average

$119K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Research Librarian is $68,141 in United States. Filter by location to see Research Librarian salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 36 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Librarian employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Librarian$57,554 /yr
L3
Librarian Supervisor$58,671 /yr
L4
Adjunct Librarian$57,156 /yr
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O'Melveny & Myers
3.8

O'Melveny & Myers

Research Librarian

$82,345

 /yr
Range: $81K - $84K
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$81K

$84K

$80,810 - $83,564 Range

Virginia Commonwealth University
4

Virginia Commonwealth University

Research Librarian
About 

$57K -$66K

$57K

$66K

$56,955 - $66,407 Range

National Institute of Standards and Technology
4.4

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Research Librarian - Hourly
About 

$34 -$37

 hourly

$34

$37

$34 - $37 Range

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
4.3

$45K

$50K

$45,245 - $49,837 Range

Mercer University
4.1

Mercer University

Research Librarian
About 

$48K -$52K

$48K

$52K

$48,103 - $51,624 Range

Littler Mendelson
3.6

Littler Mendelson

Research Librarian
About 

$60K -$628K

$60K

$628K

$59,777 - $628,244 Range

Deloitte
3.9

Deloitte

Research Librarian
About 

$80K -$87K

$80K

$87K

$80,197 - $87,052 Range

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BAE Systems USA
3.8

BAE Systems USA

Research Librarian
About 

$56K -$61K

$56K

$61K

$56,216 - $61,132 Range

Procter & Gamble
4.2

Procter & Gamble

Research Librarian
About 

$81K -$88K

$81K

$88K

$80,629 - $87,870 Range

University of Texas at Austin
4.3

University of Texas at Austin

Research Librarian
About 

$52K -$56K

$52K

$56K

$52,360 - $56,483 Range

United States Federal Government
4.1

United States Federal Government

Research Librarian
About 

$106K -$115K

$106K

$115K

$106,290 - $115,182 Range

North Carolina State University
4.3

North Carolina State University

Research Librarian
About 

$88K -$97K

$88K

$97K

$88,203 - $97,010 Range

The Washington Post
4.5

The Washington Post

Research Librarian
About 

$80K -$86K

$80K

$86K

$79,569 - $85,611 Range

LawFirm.com

Research Librarian
About 

$96K -$106K

$96K

$106K

$95,869 - $105,546 Range

Middlebury College
4.5

Middlebury College

Research Librarian
About 

$81K -$89K

$81K

$89K

$81,433 - $88,929 Range

Baker McKenzie
3.8

Baker McKenzie

Research Librarian - Hourly
About 

$36 -$39

 hourly

$36

$39

$36 - $39 Range

SIUE
4.3

SIUE

Research Librarian - Hourly
About 

$23 -$25

 hourly

$23

$25

$23 - $25 Range

Fish & Richardson
3.6

Fish & Richardson

Research Librarian
About 

$64K -$70K

$64K

$70K

$64,447 - $69,917 Range

Baker Botts
4

Baker Botts

Research Librarian
About 

$49K -$53K

$49K

$53K

$49,076 - $53,065 Range

Macalester College
4.5

Macalester College

Research Librarian
About 

$52K -$56K

$52K

$56K

$51,857 - $55,985 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Research Librarian salaries

The average salary for a Research Librarian is $68,141 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 36 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Librarian employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Research Librarian in United States is $119,456 per year.

The lowest salary for a Research Librarian in United States is $38,869 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent research librarian salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$22
hourly
A Reference Librarian in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $22 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$14
hourly
A Tape Librarian in the Cincinnati, OH Area area reported making $14 per hour
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Cincinnati, OH Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$50,000
per year
A Librarian in the Portland, OR Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
Portland, OR Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$74,000
per year
An Adult Services Librarian in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $74,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Government
$26
hourly
A Librarian in the Tampa, FL Area area reported making $26 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Tampa, FL Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$72,000
per year
A Teacher Librarian in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $72,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
School / School District
$43,000
per year
A Librarian in the Milwaukee, WI Area area reported making $43,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Milwaukee, WI Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Public
$58,000
per year
A Librarian in the Rochester, NY Area area reported making $58,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Rochester, NY Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
College / University
$54,000
per year
An Elementary School Librarian in the Victoria, TX Area area reported making $54,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Victoria, TX Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
School / School District
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