Salary and Benefits


University Library employee salaries, whether faculty or staff, typically correspond with experience, qualifications, and rank/level of the position and whether the position is tenure or non-tenure. Details about University Libraries recruitment and hiring practices are found in Guideline UL-ACG15 Faculty Recruitment and in the University Policy AC13 Procedure for Hiring Full-time Faculty.

NOTE:  Salary offers for our faculty positions are commensurate with a candidate’s qualifications, education, and experience. The rank at which someone is appointed (Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian, Librarian) also influences a salary offer. The minimum starting salary range for an Assistant Librarian position begins at $58,000. In addition to a competitive salary, full-time employees also receive a comprehensive benefits program, generous paid time off, and tuition discount for employees and eligible family members.

Specific to staff positions, salaries are aligned with a position’s profile, classification, and level. Visit Penn State HR’s Compensation & Classification webpage for more information.


Penn State offers a multitude of benefits that include, but aren’t limited to, health care, retirement, tuition discounts, opt-in insurance plans, and more. Visit Penn State HR’s Benefits webpage for access to the full range of benefits.

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