4 Highest-Paying Careers As A Librarian

Special Librarian

Many medical schools, hospitals, corporations, and other entities have special libraries that need to be effectively sorted and managed. The median salary in the field is about $56,000 per year.  Your chances of landing this type of librarian position increase if you have a strong 

Special Librarian

background in the particular type of library you want to manage. 

University Librarian

Librarians who specialize in universities and colleges will usually be better paid than those who work in primary or secondary schools, with a median salary of around $62,000 per year.  Remember that these jobs are competitive, and many universities will expect you to have

University Librarian

your MLS, and possibly another master’s degree or even Ph.D. in a related field.

Federal Government Librarian

Every government agency has its very own library, such as the Air Force Materiel Command, Library Of Congress, Health & Human Services, Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Environmental Protection Agency, and National Archives.

Federal Government Librarian

It is possible with enough experience and education to be paid more than $70,000 per year.


A curator is responsible for important collections of artwork or historic artifacts. Most of these professionals work at zoos, museums, aquariums, botanical gardens, and historical sites. The median pay is approximately $49,000 per year, and most conservators need to have a master’s degree.



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