As shown by this snapshot of 2017 salary ranges below, salaries vary widely throughout special libraries and information centers.
|Data analytics||$40,000 – $75,000||$56,7931|
|Digital content manager||$28,000 – $76,000||$45,9201|
|Law librarian||$43,529 – $93,340||$60,1131|
|Metadata/cataloging/taxonomy||$24,500 – $65,000||$45,0411|
|Medical librarian||$39,801 – $75,049||$55,0282|
|Records manager||$26,500 – $90,500||$45,7801|
|Special librarians||$46,648 – $84,864||$67,9313|
|Website design||$34,000 – $52,000||$43,0001|
|User experience/UX||$50,000 – $58,000||$55,1671|
Other sources of salary information are the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages for Librarians, May 2016 and Glassdoor.com , a website that offers specific industry and employer reviews, salaries, and benefits from employees and interview questions from candidates.
Tracking down current salary information has become a bit more challenging as more and more associations and publications that used to offer this information as a member or subscription benefit is now putting this information behind paywalls, that is, asking you to pay for the information. (For example, the Special Library Association salary survey is available for $99.00 to members, $199.00 to non-members.) However, two other sources of salary information you may want to check are the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages for Librarians, May 2019 and Glassdoor.com, a website that offers specific industry and employer reviews, salaries, and benefits from employees and interview questions from candidates.
As with all salaries, there are a number of variables reflected in these ranges, including, among others, the region where the job is located, the size of the employer (e.g., large vs small), the nature of the employer (for example, for-profit vs nonprofit), the level of responsibility and/or expertise involved, and whether additional benefits round out your total compensation.