(800) 627 3697 info.eri@erieri.com
Are you working in compensation or HR? See our salary, cost-of-living, and executive pay applications in action. Try our free salary assessor demo.

Librarian Special Collections Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$79,477 (USD)

Average Salary


Average Hourly


Average Bonus

Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Librarian Special Collections is $79,477 a year and $38 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Librarian Special Collections is between $56,678 and $98,237. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

Average Salary Chart

Scroll for Salary Potential, Education and Skills

Job Summary

  • Collects and organizes books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and other materials on select subjects to be used for research: organizes collections according to field of interest.
  • Examines reference works and consults specialists preparatory to selecting materials for collections.
  • Compiles bibliographies.
  • Appraises books, using references, such as bibliographies, book auction records, and special catalogs on incunabula (printing prior to 1500).
  • Publishes papers and bibliographies on special collections to notify scholars of available materials.
  • Lectures on booklore, such as history of printing, bindings, and illuminations.
  • May plan and arrange displays for library exhibits.
  • May index and reproduce materials for sale to other libraries.
Librarian Special Collections Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Librarians

Job family population: 126,800

Estimated population of Librarian Special Collections jobs: 4,493

Rate of error: 0.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


Education data not available for this job


Skills data not available for this job

About Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Cost of Living Score:

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...

Librarian Special Collections Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

No listings found
ERI Economic Research Institute compiles the best salary, cost-of-living, and executive compensation survey data available.

Salaries By Location

Similar Job Titles

Are you an Employer?

Free Salary Assessor Product Demo
Are you an HR Professional?
Try our salary assessor and find out how much you should be paying
Explore our most popular jobs
View our most popular salary searches and other resources