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Chief Librarian General Reference Department Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$45,501 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Chief Librarian General Reference Department is $45,501 a year and $22 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Chief Librarian General Reference Department is between $34,022 and $55,038. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Coordinates activities of library branch or department, and assists patrons in selection and location of books, audiovisual materials, and other materials: trains and directs workers in performance of such tasks as receiving, shelving, and locating materials.
  • Examines book reviews, publishers' catalogs, and other information sources to recommend material acquisition.
  • Searches catalog files, biographical dictionaries, and indexes, and examines content of reference materials to assist patrons in locating and selecting materials.
  • May assemble and arrange materials for display.
  • May prepare replies to mail requests for information.
  • May be designated according to type of library as chief librarian, branch (library); or according to department as chief librarian, circulation department (library); chief librarian, extension department (library); chief librarian, general reference department (library); chief librarian, music department (library); chief librarian, periodical reading room (library); chief librarian, readers' advisory service (library); chief librarian, work with blind (library).
Chief Librarian General Reference Department Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Librarians

Job family population: 126,800

Estimated population of Chief Librarian General Reference Department jobs: 4,884

Rate of error: 0.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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