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Director Library Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$98,788 (USD)

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Last updated: May 27, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Director Library is $98,788 a year and $47 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Director Library is between $69,646 and $122,508. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Director Library. 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

  • Plans and administers the operation of library services.
  • Coordinates activities of branch or departmental libraries.
  • Develops goals and objectives, policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Presents recommendations on library policies and services to governing body, such as Board of Directors or Board of Trustees, and implements policy decisions.
  • Supervises staff participating in cataloging, classifying, and indexing library acquisitions and keeping records of items checked out.
Director Library Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Librarians

Job family population: 126,800

Estimated population of Director Library jobs: 1,853

Rate of error: 0.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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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 2,705,994 (2018), 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...

Director Library Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

ALA Executive Director
Mar 15
Chicago, United States
American Library Association
Libraries are an iconic feature of American life. In study after study, libraries are ranked among ... its next Executive Director. Founded in 1876, ALA is the world's oldest and largest library ...
Assistant Director 1
May 22
Chicago, United States
Bright Horizons
... library, music exploration room and dramatic play areas, you will get to impact hundreds of ... If the following Assistant Director profile describes you, we want to connect with you
Director, Women and Leadership Archives
Mar 3
Chicago, IL, USA
Loyola University Chicago
As a member of the libraries Leadership and Planning Team, the Director will work to effect a user-focused agenda in support of teaching, learning, and research; ensure organizational efficiency and ...
Director, Data Protection & Privacy
Apr 19
Westchester, USA
Follett Corporation
Through Baker & Taylor, Follett's reach also extends to the public library and global retail markets. The Director, Data Protection & Privacy will develop, coordinate and maintain strategic and ...
Manager, Multimedia
May 3
Oakbrook Terrace, United States
The Joint Commission
... Director of DOCC. * Supports internal communication projects through video, webinars and/or podcasts as requested. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES: * Updates and maintains a video library and The ...
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