The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the ARL Annual Salary Survey 2013–2014, which analyzes salary data for all professional staff working in the 125 ARL member libraries during 2013–2014. Data are reported for 10,168 professional staff in the 115 university ARL libraries and for 3,791 professional staff in the 10 nonuniversity ARL libraries. In the Salary Survey, data for university library staff are usually reported in three distinct groups: general library systems, health sciences libraries, and law libraries.
The job categories and job codes for the university libraries in the ARL Annual Salary Survey 2013–2014 reflect the continued revision and modernization of the survey, a process that began with the 2012–2013 survey under the direction of the Task Force on Reviewing the ARL Statistics, the ARL Annual Salary Survey, and the ARL Supplementary Statistics. Five new job categories were added to the ARL Annual Salary Survey 2013–2014. These new codes highlight the subject-based and subject-specific work of professional librarians in ARL libraries, thereby providing a more nuanced description of the scope, work responsibilities, and emerging roles of librarians in research libraries.
The 2013–2014 data show that salaries for professionals in ARL libraries kept pace with inflation. The median salary for professionals in US ARL university libraries in 2013 was $68,773, an increase of 2.3% over the 2012–2013 median salary of $67,257. The US CPI rose 2% during the same period. The experience of professionals in Canadian ARL academic libraries was more favorable: while the Canadian CPI rose 1.3%, median salaries in Canadian university libraries increased from $87,120 (Canadian dollars) to $89,163 (Canadian dollars) a rise of 2.3%.
The ARL Annual Salary Survey 2013–2014 analyzes salary data from a number of different perspectives, including race, ethnicity, and gender. Minority librarians make up 14.6% of the professional staff in US ARL university libraries; the percentage of minorities in managerial or administrative positions is lower. Women comprise 69.4% of minority staff members. Gender-based salary differentials persist in ARL libraries in 2013–2014. The overall salary for women in the 115 ARL university libraries is 96.3% of that paid to men.
Other characteristics of ARL university libraries, such as size, public/private status, and location are also significant determinants of salary. The current state of these indicators is outlined in the Salary Survey’s introduction and extensive tables.
ARL Annual Salary Survey 2013–2014
Martha Kyrillidou and Shaneka Morris, comps. and eds.
2014 * 170 pages
ISBN 1-59407-934-X * EAN 978-1-59407-934-4
$170 (ARL member institutions have free IP access as a benefit of membership.)
The online version of the ARL Annual Salary Survey 2013–2014 includes access to a spreadsheet of the data tables that are presented in the publication.
The ARL Annual Salary Survey Collection provides online access to the annual editions that have been published since 2006. The cost of IP access to this collection is $500 for nonprofit organizations and $750 for all others.
ISBN 1-59407-933-1 * EAN 978-1-59407-933-7 * ISSN 0361-5669
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