Field Descriptions for Salaries Statistics File 2007

Data from this file was used to print the 7-1-2007 Public Library Salaries Report

Field Name Definition
LIBCODE
Unique identifier for each library - Code contains the name of the municipality and for municipalities with multiple independent libraries, part of the library name.
TOWNSNAME Name of the municipality in which the library is located.
LIBPOP
2006 population estimate served by the library.
LIBGROUP

Population Grouping the library is in.

A= 1-1,999
B=2,000-4,999
C=5,000-9,999
D=10,000-14,999
E=15,000-24,999
F=25,000-49,000
G=50,000-99,999
H=100,000+ 
REGION Library region in which municipality is located
B=Boston
C=Central
M=Metrowest
N=Northeast
S=Southeastern
W=Western
MULTIPLE
Indicates multiple independent libraries within the municipality.
DIRSAL
Director's actual salary as of 7/1/2006.
MLS
"MLS" indicates library's director holds and MLS degree.
xxMIN

Minimum hourly compensation in the range reported by the library. When this field is blank and xxMAX contains a value, only one hourly figure was reported. List of codes substituted for xx follows:

LD=Library Director
AD=Assistant Director
SL=Senior Librarian
BL=Branch Librarian
AL=Adult Reference Services-Staff Librarian
CL-Children's Ref. Services-Staff Librarian
XL=Circulation Services-Staff Librarian
TL=Technical Services-Staff Librarian
YL-YA Services-Staff Librarian
OL=Other Staff Librarian
ST=Library Assoc./Senior Library Technician
LT=Library Technician
PA=Pages
AA=Administrative Assistant
CS=Clerical Staff
OS=Other Staff
CU=Custodial Staff
xxMAX
Maximum hourly compensation in the range reported by the library. See above position list to substitute for xx.
BEGMLSSAL
Entry Level MLS Salary.
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