2016 ALA-APA Salary Survey Available

For the first time since 2007, a new edition of the ALA-APA Salary Survey: Non-MLS-Librarian – Public and Academic is available. The online database format captures salary data that is current as of the library budgets which are filled closest to March 1, 2016.  Survey participants include 451 respondents including 223 non-ARL academic libraries (response rate of 22.5%) and 228 public libraries (response rate of 31.3%) from across the country. Respondents of the survey reported on 14,166 salaries which are divided into 62 non-MLS position categories.  

This is only the third time that ALA-APA has collected and reported salary data for non-MLS positions. Data is shown for public libraries serving populations under 10,000 to more than 500,000; and for academic libraries at community colleges, four-year colleges and university libraries. Results are also organized by region and state. 

This salary information can be useful for hiring managers, library directors and human resources staff. It is also valuable for those seeking employment or considering relocating to pursue professional opportunities.

The survey data is available free as a benefit to ALA Organizational members. Other libraries or individuals may purchase an annual subscription for $150 ($250 for non-ALA members).

The survey was conducted on behalf of ALA-APA by Counting Opinions (SQUIRE) Ltd.

Visit the ALA-APA Salary Surveys page for more information.