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What Can I Expect to Earn: Information Sources for Library Salary Negotiations

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Title: What Can I Expect to Earn: Information Sources for Library Salary Negotiations
Author(s): Zumalt, Joseph R.
Subject(s): salary negotiations librarians Champaign-Urbana Web resources salary tools
Abstract: Finding salary information about individual library positions is a difficult but not impossible task. There are sources available for free and for fee which tell someone what salary to ask for in a given location. Commercially available tools are also available over the Internet. Two Internet-accessible salary tools, from Salary.com and SalaryExpert.com, were reviewed for library positions in the immediate Champaign-Urbana (IL) area. To test the accuracy of these tools, a file was created to compare salary, years of experience and level of responsibility. While requiring a considerable effort, this level of detail provides a better sense of library salaries in a given area. Aggregate figures obtained reveal a considerable difference. Discretion is advised when using these sources for salary negotiations.
Issue Date: 2007-12-14
Genre: ArticleWorking / Discussion Paper
Type: Dataset / SpreadsheetText
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/3483
Publication Status: unpublished
Peer Reviewed: not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-12-14
 

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