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ARL Annual Salary Survey

This survey gathers data on salaries for more than 13,000 professional positions in ARL member libraries and tracks minority representation in ARL US libraries. The data collected includes the average, median, and beginning salaries; salaries by position and experience, sex, and race/ethnic background; salaries in different geographic regions and sizes of libraries. Additional tables cover law, medical, Canadian, and nonuniversity research libraries.

The salary data are used to determine whether salaries are competitive, equitable across institutions and personal characteristics, and keeping up with inflation.

The data from this survey is published the ARL Annual Salary Survey series. See the Publications & Resources page for more information about this publication.