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Law Librarians


Factors affecting earnings in this field include the amount of experience the law librarian has, the responsibilities of his or her position, the size and type of law library in which he or she is employed, and geographic location. Law librarians employed in larger cities tend to make more than their counterparts in smaller metropolitan areas. In May 2018, librarians working in legal services earned mean annual salaries of $78,020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Overall annual earnings for librarians ranged from less than $34,630 to $93,050 or more. In January 2020, PayScale reported that law librarians earned average annual salaries of $61,463. Salaries ranged from less than $44,000 to $88,000 or more.

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