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CLA National Salary Survey 2011
Heather Lea Moulaison and Jordana King
Publisher: Canadian Library Association
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- Survey conducted from February 16 to April 16, 2011.
- Received 1667 complete response (out of 2083 initial responses); retention rate of approximately 80%
- MEDIAN INCOME of respondents employed full-time was $67,000 per year, ranging widely across the country from $38,675 among the lowest paid 10% to $110,000 among the highest paid 10%.
- Full-time respondents with a Master of Library and Information Science (or equivalent) degree (n=1012) earned a median salary of $ 71,696 per year.
- Full-time respondents with a Library Technician Diploma/Certificate (or equivalent) (n=275) earned a median of $48,412.
- PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES: Respondents from throughout Canada participated in the survey, with 32.0% from Ontario (n=534); 21.5% from British Columbia (n=358); 15.5% from Quebec (n=258); 11.8% from Alberta (n=196); 5.9% from Manitoba (n=99); 5.3% from Nova Scotia (n=88); 2.3% from Saskatchewan (n=39); 1.9% from New Brunswick (n=31); 1.9% from Newfoundland and Labrador (n=31); 0.8% from Yukon (n=14); 0.6% from Prince Edward Island (n=10); 0.3% from the Northwest Territories (n=5); and 0.2% from Nunavut (n= 4).
- EMPLOYERS of respondents were primarily academic libraries (30.6%; n=510); public libraries (22.4%; n=373); government (22%; n=367); and schools (7.8%; n=130).
- PRIMARY AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY: nearly one quarter of the respondents were in Administration and Management (24.7% ; n=412), followed by 16.1% in Reference and Research (n=269); 13.6% having general responsibilities (n=226); 7.1% in Cataloguing/Metadata (n=118); 6.6% in Instruction, Training, User Instruction, Information Literacy (n=110); 4.7% in Children’s Services (n=78); 4.9% in Collections Development/Management (n=81).
- A full 11.2% (n=187) wrote in responses, providing combinations of areas listed (e.g. Cataloguing & Web content management), indicating that their duties lie in “all” of the areas, or indicating new areas that were technology-based (e.g. social media).
Table of Contents
Illustrations and Tables
1.1 Previous CLA/CASLIS Salary Surveys and Reports
1.2 Organisation of Current Report
1.3 Goals of the Report
2. Survey Method
2.2 Data Processing
2.3 Data Analysis and Reporting
2.4 Survey Limitations
2.5 Survey Representativeness
2.5.1 Gender and Education
2.5.2 Number of Respondents
3. Salary Report
3.1 Respondents’ Salaries and Benefits
3.1.1 Salary by Province or Territory
3.1.2 Respondent Salaries by City
3.1.3 Respondent Salaries by Information Organization
3.1.4 Perceived Pay Equity
3.1.5 Percent of Last Salary Increase
3.2 Demographics of Respondents
3.2.1 Geographic Location of Respondents
3.2.2 Cities in Which Respondents Work
3.3 Employer Characteristics of Respondents
3.3.1 Information Organisations Where Respondents Worked
3.4 Employment Characteristics of Respondents
3.4.1 Employment Status
3.4.2 Hours Worked per Week
3.4.3 Level of Administrative or Supervisory Responsibility
3.4.4 Perceived Advancement Opportunities
3.4.5 Staff Supervision
3.4.6 Primary Area of Responsibility
3.4.6 Job Titles
Appendix A: Additional Survey Data
A.1 List of Respondent Job Titles
A.2 List of Designations for Information Organizations
Appendix B: Survey Introduction and Questionnaire
B.1 English-Language Survey
B.2 French-Language Survey
Appendix C: Survey Limitations
C.1 Limitations Associated with Survey Method and Scope
C.2 Limitations Associated with the Questionnaire
C.3 Limitations Associated with the Data Presentation and Analysis
Appendix D: Current Salary Scales for Selected Government, Public, University, and College Libraries in Canada
Appendix E: Additional Salary Surveys