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SLA and AALL to publish 2007 Salary Surveys

Both SLA (Special Libraries Association) and AALL (American Association of Law Libraries) will be publishing their 2007 salary surveys this fall.

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.

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