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Library Assistant Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$39,041 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Library Assistant is $39,041 a year and $19 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Library Assistant is between $29,709 and $46,748. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Library Assistant. 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

  • Assists Librarian in compiling records, sorting and shelving books, and issuing and receiving library materials, such as books, films, slides, recordings, and CD-ROMS.
  • Records identifying data and due date to issue item to patrons.
  • Inspects returned item for damage, verifies due-date, and computes and receives overdue fines.
  • Reviews records of overdue item and issues overdue notices to borrowers.
Library Assistant Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Library Assistants, Clerical

Job family population: 94,140

Estimated population of Library Assistant jobs: 9,880

Rate of error: 1.3%

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...

Library Assistant Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Office Assistant
Jun 20
Chicago, IL, USA
City Staffing
The Office Assistant has responsibilities across a number of critical business functions in four main areas: Human Resources, Finance, Facilities Management and Information Technology. This position ...
Personal Assistant
Jun 6
City of Chicago, IL, USA
Capptive Ventures
We are seeking a Personal Assistant to join our team! You will perform clerical and administrative functions in order to drive company success. This is a unique opportunity for the right person! Come ...
Administrative Assistant
Jun 20
Chicago, IL, USA
SVN Chicago PM LLC
We are seeking an Administrative Assistant to join our team for our fast growing Property Management Division! You will perform clerical and administrative functions in order to drive company success.
Administrative Assistant
Jun 20
Chicago, IL, USA
Away Staffing Services
Our client, a manufacturing company located in Chicago, seeks and experienced administrative assistant to perform general secretarial and accounting duties while serving as a receptionist and ...
Global Communications & Wellbeing Administrative Assistant II
Jun 14
Chicago, IL, USA
Veterans Wanted The Administrative Assistant II will be will be responsible for providing a variety of administrative tasks to keep multiple teams (i.e., Global Communications & Wellbeing) running ...
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