The AALL Biennial Salary Survey & Organizational Characteristics (also known as the AALL Salary Survey) provides up-to-date information on salaries, benefits, job titles, and responsibilities for more than 20 law library positions. The report also provides quantitative information based on the following data points: location, number of people supervised, education, and years of experience. Additional details specific to library type are also included. Digital access to the AALL Salary Survey is provided as a free benefit to all current members.
AALL has conducted and published the AALL Salary Survey since 1993 to provide comprehensive compensation information for legal information professionals working in academic, firm/corporate, and government law libraries. It is the only in-depth resource of its kind for the profession, and is designed to support budgeting endeavors and salary negotiations. The Economic Status of Law Librarians Committee reviews and revises the questions, job titles, and position descriptions for each edition to ensure the publication is up-to-date.
Please contact Megan Mall, director of content strategy, with any questions.
2021 Survey invitations were sent to director-level members and other members identified as serving in leadership roles on July 27, 2021. The deadline to respond was September 1, 2021.
A new edition of the AALL Salary Survey is slated to be published in November 2021. Purchasing details for the 2021 edition will be posted when available.
2019 Print edition cost: $130.00 for members / $250.00 for non-members
2015 & 2017 Editions
2017 Print edition cost: $130.00 for members / $250.00 for non-members
2015 Print edition cost: $110.00 for members / $175.00 for non-members
Print editions are no longer available for purchase. The digital editions are free to current AALL members.