The SLA 2007 Salary Survey will be available by the end of October according to the October issue of SLA Connections, an SLA e-newsletter. The average salary has increased yet again to $69,426 for U.S. librarians and $67,171 for Canadian librarians. This year’s survey results will include numbers for Europe as well. Highlights noted in the newsletter include:
- The mean salary for all U.S. respondents was $69,426 (2006: $67,400) and for all Canadian respondents was Can $67,171 (2006: Can $65,522).
- The mean percent changes for respondents in the U.S. in the same job as in 2006 outpaced inflation again.
- The mean percent change was 5.1% for U.S.-based respondents compared with a CPI raise over the same period of 2.6%. Canadian respondents’ mean change was 4.1% compared with a 2.0% CPI.
- The mean salary for U.K. respondents was £48,185 and for other European respondents was €57,246.
- The mean percent change was 7.9% for U.K. respondents compared with a CPI raise over the same period of 2.8%. Other European respondents’ mean change was 6.8%.
The cost for the survey is $55 for members and $125 for non-members for both the print and the PDF version. A Networked PDF version allows the purchaser to download, print and make multiple copies or share the survey electronically across a network for $100 for members and $200 for non-members.
The American Association of Law Libraries (“AALL”) Biennial Salary Survey for 2007 will be published in November 2007 according to an AALL e-newsletter. While no prepublication information is posted on the AALL web site, they do note a 54.6% return rate. The cost for the AALL survey is $110.00 for Members & $175.00 for Non-Members. Access to the online version of the AALL survey is free of charge to members.