Response Rates for ALA-APA Salary Survey

 Response Rates for ALA-APA Salary Survey (PDF)

Year and Survey Sample Responses Response Rate %
2019 – 1,657 727 44
2016 ‐ Non‐MLS 1,720 453 26
2014 – Librarian 1,679 657 39
2012 ‐ Librarian 1,669 618 37
2010 – Librarian 1,672 583 35
2009 – Librarian 3,590 1,179 33
2008 ‐ Librarian 3,484 1,010 29
2007 – Librarian and Non‐MLS combined 3,484 834 24
2006 – Librarian 3,418 1,053 31
2006 – Non‐MLS 3,418 836 24
2005 ‐ Librarian 4,343 2,058 47
2004 – Librarian 1,275 881 69
2003 – Librarian 1,268 901 72
2002 – Librarian 1,320 924 70
2001 – Librarian 1,297 866 67
2000 ‐ Librarian 1,294 931 72

 

Details: 2006‐Present

2019

 

Library Type

Responding

Libraries

Libraries Invited to

Participate

 

Response Rate

Very Small Public
Small Public
Medium Public
Large Public
Very Large Public
2‐Year College
4‐Year College
University
Total 1,657 727 44%

 

2016 Non‐MLS – 453 libraries (228 public, 225 academic), 26 percent of those sampled

 

Library Type

Responding

Libraries

Libraries Invited to

Participate

 

Response Rate

Very Small Public 13 77 17%
Small Public 41 157 26%
Medium Public 76 217 35%
Large Public 59 195 30%
Very Large Public 39 83 47%
2‐Year College 65 414 16%
4‐Year College 49 214 23%
University 111 363 31%
Total 453 1,720 26%

 

 

2014 Librarian – 657 libraries (393 public, 264 academic), 39 percent of those sampled

 

Library Type

Responding

Libraries

Libraries Invited to

Participate

 

Response Rate

Very Small Public 28 75 37%
Small Public 85 241 35%
Medium Public 130 393 33%
Large Public 93 231 40%
Very Large Public 57 84 68%
2‐Year College 75 233 32%
4‐Year College 63 158 40%
University 126 264 48%
Total 657 1,679 39%

 

2012 Librarian – 618 libraries (354 public, 264 academic), 37 percent of those sampled

 

 

Library Type

Responding

Libraries

Libraries Invited to

Participate

 

Response Rate

Very Small Public 22 72 31%
Small Public 61 236 26%
Medium Public 118 392 30%
Large Public 105 222 47%
Very Large Public 48 83 58%
2‐Year College 79 195 41%
4‐Year College 61 237 26%
University and ARL 124 232 53%
Total 618 1669 37%
Very Small Public 22 72 31%

 

2008 Librarian ‐ 1,010 libraries (609 public, 401 academic), 29 percent of those sampled

 

Library Type

Responding

Libraries

Libraries Invited to

Participate

 

Response Rate

Very Small Public 88 541 16%
Small Public 132 523 25%
Medium Public 165 505 33%
Large Public 166 337 49%
Very Large Public 58 82 71%
2-Year College 93 539 17%
4-Year College 109 373 29%
University 163 513 32%
ARL 36 71 51%
Total 1010 3484 29%

 

2007 (Librarian and Non‐MLS) ‐ 834 libraries (486 public, 348 academic), 24 percent of those sampled

Library Type Responding

Libraries

Libraries Invited to

Participate

Response Rate
Very Small Public 118 541 22%
Small Public 121 523 23%
Medium Public 107 505 21%
Large Public 93 337 28%
Very Large Public 47 77 61%
2-Year College 93 539 17%
4-Year College 95 374 25%
University 132 511 26%
ARL 28 73 38%
Total 834 3,480 24%

 

2006 Librarian ‐ 1053 libraries (634 public, 419 academic), 31 percent of those sampled

 

 

Library Type

 

Number of Responding Libraries

 

Response Rate Based on Number of Libraries Invited to Participate (%)

Very Small Public 122 23
Small Public 144 28
Medium Public 172 34
Large Public 146 43
Very Large Public 50 66
Two-Year College 104 21
Four-Year College 112 29
University 145 33
ARL 58 59
Total Responding Libraries 1,053 31

 

2006 Non‐MLS ‐ 836 libraries (567 public, 269 academic), 24.5 percent of those sampled