Salary Survey

The ARL Annual Salary Survey reports salaries for more than 13,000 professional positions in ARL member libraries on an annual basis.  These data are used to determine whether salaries are competitive, equitable across institutions and personal characteristics, and keeping up with inflation.  The survey also tracks minority representation in ARL US libraries and reports separate data for health sciences and law libraries.  Statistics have been collected and published annually since 1980.

Using Salary Survey Data

Copies of the Salary Survey Publications are available for purchase as:

YearPublicationHighlights
2014-2015  [digital publication    
2013-2014  [digital publication    
2012-2013 [digital publication]    
2011-2012  [digital publication    
2010-2011 [digital publication]    
2009-2010 [digital publication]    
2008-09 [digital publication] [pdf]  
2007-08 [digital publication] [pdf]  
2006-07 [digital publication] [pdf]  
2005-06 [pdf] [pdf]  
2004-05 [pdf] [pdf]  
2003-04 [pdf] [pdf]  
2002-03 [pdf] [pdf]  
2001-02 [pdf] [pdf]  
2000-01 [pdf]    
1999-2000 [pdf]    
1998-99 [pdf]    
1997-98 [pdf]    
1996-97 [pdf]    
1995-96 [pdf]    
1994 [pdf]    
1993 [pdf]    
1992 [pdf]    
1991 [pdf]    
1990 [pdf]    
1989 [pdf]    
1988 [pdf]    
1987 [pdf]    
1986 [pdf]    
1985 [pdf]    
1984 [pdf]    
1983 [pdf]    
1982 [pdf]    
1981 [pdf]    
1979-80 [pdf]    
1978-79 [pdf]    
1977-78 [pdf    
1976-77 [pdf]    
1975-76 [pdf]    
1974-75 [pdf]    
1973-74 [pdf]    
1972-73 [pdf]