Salary Survey


AALL has conducted and published the AALL Biennial Salary Survey & Organizational Characteristics (AALL Salary Survey) since 1993 to provide comprehensive salary information for legal information professionals working in academic, firm/corporate, and government law libraries. It is the only resource of its kind for the profession, and is designed to support budgeting endeavors and salary negotiations.

The AALL Salary Survey provides salary and benefits data for over 25 law library positions segmented by many different characteristics—including location, number of people supervised, education, and years of experience. Additional details specific to each library type are also provided. 

For 2019

Invitations to participate in the next survey were sent to members identified as being in leadership roles on July 22. The deadline to respond is August 16. The next edition will be published in November 2019. Please contact Megan Mall, director of content strategy, with questions and invitation requests.


Digital editions are a members-only benefit.

2017 Edition



Hardcopy editions can be purchased by contacting

2017 Edition

Publication Date: November 20, 2017
$130.00 for members / $250.00 for non-members

2015 Edition

$110.00 for members / $175.00 for non-members

2013 Edition

$95.00 for members / $150.00 for non-members

1993-2011 Editions

These editions are no longer available for purchase.