A career as a librarian has long been popular because of the job security and solid pay. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary today for librarians in $55,000. But the top 10%, most of whom have master’s degrees in library science (or MLS), earn as much as $80,000. How much you will eventually earn with your MLS depends a great deal on the type of library in which you are working. With a master’s degree, you should have the qualifications to handle many top jobs as a librarian. In 2011, it was found that around 40% of librarians in the United States work in either elementary or secondary schools. Those librarians earned approximately $59,000 per year. Also, note that librarians who work at universities tend to earn a higher salary - around $62,000 per year. If you are fortunate enough to get a librarian job with the federal government, you can earn $80,000 per year. Some of the highest paying careers and titles in the field of librarianship include:

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