How much does a Librarian make?

Updated May 13, 2021
CA$85k /yr
Average Base Pay

133 salaries

CA$56k

Low

CA$85k

Average

CA$129k

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Librarian is $84,706 in Canada. Filter by location to see Librarian salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 133 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Librarian employees.

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LibrarianCA$85k /yr
L3
Librarian SupervisorCA$70k /yr
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Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
4.2

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Librarian

CA$90,177

 /yr
Range: CA$73k - CA$112k
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CA$73k

CA$112k

CA$73,059 - CA$112,429 Range

University of Toronto
4.3

University of Toronto

Librarian

CA$122,964

 /yr
Range: CA$66k - CA$263k

CA$66k

CA$263k

CA$66,161 - CA$263,304 Range

University of Calgary
4.1

University of Calgary

Librarian

CA$89,632

 /yr
Range: CA$67k - CA$159k

CA$67k

CA$159k

CA$66,593 - CA$159,004 Range

McMaster University
4.4

McMaster University

Librarian

CA$116,660

 /yr
Range: CA$56k - CA$184k

CA$56k

CA$184k

CA$55,835 - CA$184,328 Range

University of Ottawa
4.5

University of Ottawa

Librarian

CA$136,086

 /yr
Range: CA$119k - CA$188k

CA$119k

CA$188k

CA$119,457 - CA$187,548 Range

Toronto Public Library
4.1

Toronto Public Library

Librarian

CA$79,620

 /yr
Range: CA$63k - CA$82k

CA$63k

CA$82k

CA$63,105 - CA$82,375 Range

University of Waterloo
4.4

University of Waterloo

Librarian

CA$85,064

 /yr
Range: CA$44k - CA$175k

CA$44k

CA$175k

CA$43,691 - CA$175,189 Range

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CBC/Radio-Canada
3.3

CBC/Radio-Canada

Librarian

CA$66,860

 /yr
Range: CA$43k - CA$68k

CA$43k

CA$68k

CA$43,346 - CA$67,785 Range

Edmonton Public Library
3.7

Edmonton Public Library

Librarian - Hourly

CA$40

 /hr
Range: CA$33 - CA$50

CA$33

CA$50

CA$33 - CA$50 Range

Kitimat Public Library Association

Kitimat Public Library Association

Librarian - Hourly

CA$33

 /hr
Range: CA$31 - CA$37

CA$31

CA$37

CA$31 - CA$37 Range

University of British Columbia
4.3

University of British Columbia

Librarian

CA$76,456

 /yr
Range: CA$53k - CA$91k

CA$53k

CA$91k

CA$52,779 - CA$91,013 Range

Toronto Public Library
4.1

Toronto Public Library

Librarian - Hourly

CA$41

 /hr
Range: CA$39 - CA$44

CA$39

CA$44

CA$39 - CA$44 Range

Saskatoon Public Library
1.8

Saskatoon Public Library

Librarian

CA$60,003

 /yr
Range: CA$22k - CA$77k

CA$22k

CA$77k

CA$21,502 - CA$77,468 Range

City of Toronto
4.1

City of Toronto

Librarian - Hourly
About 

CA$40 -CA$71

 hourly

CA$40

CA$71

CA$40 - CA$71 Range

Nova Scotia Health Authority
3.8

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Librarian - Hourly
About 

CA$35 -CA$38

 hourly

CA$35

CA$38

CA$35 - CA$38 Range

York University
4.2

York University

Librarian - Hourly
About 

CA$13 -CA$18

 hourly

CA$13

CA$18

CA$13 - CA$18 Range

Lakehead University
4.3

Lakehead University

Librarian
About 

CA$112k -CA$125k

CA$112k

CA$125k

CA$112,054 - CA$125,488 Range

Hospital Employees' Union (BC)
5

Hospital Employees' Union (BC)

Librarian - Hourly
About 

CA$43 -CA$52

 hourly

CA$43

CA$52

CA$43 - CA$52 Range

Peace Wapiti Public School
5

Peace Wapiti Public School

Librarian - Hourly
About 

CA$21 -CA$23

 hourly

CA$21

CA$23

CA$21 - CA$23 Range

Trail & District Public Library

Trail & District Public Library

Librarian - Hourly
About 

CA$30 -CA$32

 hourly

CA$30

CA$32

CA$30 - CA$32 Range

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The average salary for a Librarian is CA$84,706 in Canada. Salaries estimates are based on 133 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Librarian employees in Canada.

The highest salary for a Librarian in Canada is CA$128,560 per year.

The lowest salary for a Librarian in Canada is CA$55,812 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent librarian salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$27
hourly
A Librarian in the Victoria Area area reported making $27 per hour
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Victoria Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$29
hourly
A School Librarian in the Calgary Area area reported making $29 per hour
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10+ years experience
Calgary Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
School / School District
$20
hourly
A Consulting Librarian in the Toronto Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$60,000
per year
A Librarian in the Saskatoon Area area reported making $60,000 per year
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10+ years experience
Saskatoon Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Government
$78,544
per year
A Librarian in the Toronto Area area reported making $78,544 per year
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1-2 years experience
Toronto Area area
Temporary
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$55,000
per year
A Reference Librarian in the Toronto Area area reported making $55,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Toronto Area area
Temporary
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private