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Working as a Library Paraprofessional

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a library paraprofessional. For example, did you know that they make an average of $14.91 an hour? That's $31,017 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow -3% and produce -5,600 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Library Paraprofessional Do

There are certain skills that many library paraprofessionals have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed interpersonal skills, detail oriented and technology skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a library paraprofessional, we found that a lot of resumes listed 28.7% of library paraprofessionals included paraprofessional, while 25.5% of resumes included library materials, and 8.7% of resumes included new materials. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the library paraprofessional job title. But what industry to start with? Most library paraprofessionals actually find jobs in the education and government industries.

How To Become a Library Paraprofessional

If you're interested in becoming a library paraprofessional, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 43.2% of library paraprofessionals have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 20.3% of library paraprofessionals have master's degrees. Even though most library paraprofessionals have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a library paraprofessional. When we researched the most common majors for a library paraprofessional, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on library paraprofessional resumes include associate degree degrees or high school diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a library paraprofessional. In fact, many library paraprofessional jobs require experience in a role such as substitute teacher. Meanwhile, many library paraprofessionals also have previous career experience in roles such as administrative assistant or library assistant.

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Average Salary$31,017
Job Growth Rate-3%

Library Paraprofessional Jobs

Average Salary for a Library Paraprofessional

Library Paraprofessionals in America make an average salary of $31,017 per year or $15 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $38,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $25,000 per year.
Average Salary
$31,017

Best Paying Cities

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Paraprofessional, Library
Paraprofessional, Library
Denver Public Schools
Denver Public Schools
09/14/2020
09/14/2020
$31,68109/14/2020
$31,681
Library Media Paraprofessional
Library Media Paraprofessional
Rocky Hill Public Schools
Rocky Hill Public Schools
08/22/2020
08/22/2020
$29,80208/22/2020
$29,802
Paraprofessional, Library
Paraprofessional, Library
Denver Public Schools
Denver Public Schools
03/06/2020
03/06/2020
$29,63503/06/2020
$29,635
Library Paraprofessional
Library Paraprofessional
Zeeland Public Schools
Zeeland Public Schools
01/25/2020
01/25/2020
$24,16701/25/2020
$24,167
Library Paraprofessional
Library Paraprofessional
Marshalltown Community School District
Marshalltown Community School District
01/09/2020
01/09/2020
$19,20001/09/2020
$19,200

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Library Paraprofessional Demographics

Gender

female

77.3 %

male

14.5 %

unknown

8.2 %

Ethnicity

White

66.2 %

Hispanic or Latino

15.2 %

Black or African American

8.6 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Portuguese

100.0 %
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Library Paraprofessional Education

Majors

History
10.7 %

Degrees

Bachelors

43.2 %

Masters

20.3 %

Associate

14.9 %

Top Colleges for Library Paraprofessionals

1. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

2. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

3. Duke University

Durham, NC

In-State Tuition
$55,695
Enrollment
6,596

4. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

5. SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY

In-State Tuition
$9,808
Enrollment
13,990

6. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

In-State Tuition
$15,262
Enrollment
30,079

7. SUNY Stony Brook

Stony Brook, NY

In-State Tuition
$9,625
Enrollment
17,407

8. New York University

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$51,828
Enrollment
26,339

9. Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$59,430
Enrollment
8,216

10. Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

In-State Tuition
$53,740
Enrollment
5,567
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Top Skills For a Library Paraprofessional

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 28.7% of library paraprofessionals listed paraprofessional on their resume, but soft skills such as interpersonal skills and detail oriented are important as well.

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Top Library Paraprofessional Employers

1. Denver County 1
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$40,071
Library Paraprofessionals Hired: 
5+
2. Burke High School
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$34,234
Library Paraprofessionals Hired: 
4+
3. Boston Public Library
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$40,469
Library Paraprofessionals Hired: 
3+
4. Rochester School For The Deaf
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$50,758
Library Paraprofessionals Hired: 
3+
5. Marshalltown Community School District
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$42,723
Library Paraprofessionals Hired: 
2+
6. Alta Loma High School
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$37,097
Library Paraprofessionals Hired: 
2+

Recently Added Library Paraprofessional Jobs

Updated October 2, 2020