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Acquisitions Librarians


The Bureau of Labor Statics reported that the median annual wage for all librarians and library media specialists was $64,370 in May 2023. According to, the median base salary for an acquisitions librarian is $47K per year as of 2024. The lowest paid 25 percent earned $34k, and the highest paid 75 percent earned more than $53k. Most acquisitions librarians receive paid vacation time, holiday pay, compensated sick leave, various insurance plans, and retirement savings programs.

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