Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical

Compile records, sort, shelve, issue, and receive library materials such as books, electronic media, pictures, cards, slides and microfilm. Locate library materials for loan and replace material in shelving area, stacks, or files according to identification number and title. Register patrons to permit them to borrow books, periodicals, and other library materials. Excludes "Library Technicians" (25-4031).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
110,210 1.6 % $12.07 $25,120 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.95 $8.95 $11.12 $14.44 $17.98
Annual Wage (2) $16,540 $18,630 $23,120 $30,040 $37,410


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 61,940 1.11 $11.62 $24,170
Elementary and Secondary Schools 19,320 0.23 $12.51 $26,020
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 15,160 0.54 $13.59 $28,260
Other Information Services 8,160 5.93 $10.53 $21,900
Junior Colleges 3,010 0.40 $12.83 $26,700

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 8,160 5.93 $10.53 $21,900
Local Government (OES Designation) 61,940 1.11 $11.62 $24,170
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 15,160 0.54 $13.59 $28,260
Junior Colleges 3,010 0.40 $12.83 $26,700
Elementary and Secondary Schools 19,320 0.23 $12.51 $26,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 590 0.05 $16.75 $34,850
State Government (OES Designation) 650 0.03 $16.03 $33,340
Offices of Physicians (8) (8) $15.35 $31,920
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 50 0.01 $14.81 $30,810
Scientific Research and Development Services 70 0.01 $14.62 $30,410


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,860 0.78 0.89 $14.33 $29,810
New York 9,600 1.15 1.33 $12.86 $26,740
Ohio 8,030 1.63 1.88 $12.15 $25,280
Illinois 7,470 1.35 1.56 $12.22 $25,410
Texas 6,130 0.61 0.70 $11.45 $23,810




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 8,030 1.63 1.88 $12.15 $25,280
Indiana 4,270 1.57 1.81 $10.25 $21,320
Vermont 390 1.37 1.58 $11.49 $23,910
Illinois 7,470 1.35 1.56 $12.22 $25,410
Kansas 1,690 1.29 1.49 $9.84 $20,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 330 1.09 1.25 $17.33 $36,050
Nevada 810 0.73 0.84 $14.66 $30,500
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $14.66 $30,500
Hawaii 290 0.51 0.59 $14.56 $30,280
Massachusetts 2,910 0.93 1.08 $14.37 $29,880

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 4,770 1.35 1.55 $12.85 $26,720
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,680 0.74 0.85 $12.44 $25,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,220 0.84 0.97 $12.94 $26,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,040 0.89 1.03 $15.14 $31,500
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,000 1.66 1.91 $15.39 $32,010
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,980 1.10 1.27 $13.69 $28,480
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,920 1.98 2.28 $13.74 $28,580
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,590 0.96 1.11 $15.06 $31,320
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,360 0.62 0.71 $11.06 $23,000
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,280 1.03 1.19 $11.25 $23,390




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bloomington, IN 250 3.47 4.00 $12.31 $25,610
Kingston, NY 170 2.89 3.34 $11.61 $24,150
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 230 2.86 3.29 $13.81 $28,720
Ames, IA 110 2.80 3.23 $13.96 $29,030
Ithaca, NY 130 2.64 3.04 $14.05 $29,210
Springfield, OH 120 2.62 3.02 $11.44 $23,800
State College, PA 170 2.48 2.86 $13.92 $28,960
Gainesville, FL 270 2.29 2.64 $11.34 $23,580
Champaign-Urbana, IL 220 2.28 2.63 $12.89 $26,820
Farmington, NM 100 2.15 2.48 $9.69 $20,150




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Anchorage, AK 110 0.64 0.74 $18.75 $38,990
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 170 2.09 2.41 $17.75 $36,920
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 890 1.04 1.20 $17.60 $36,600
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 690 0.84 0.97 $17.01 $35,390
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 50 0.87 1.00 $16.61 $34,560
Chico, CA 50 0.79 0.91 $16.41 $34,130
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 660 0.70 0.81 $16.21 $33,710
Eugene-Springfield, OR 140 1.01 1.17 $15.90 $33,080
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 700 0.51 0.59 $15.73 $32,710
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 950 0.70 0.81 $15.63 $32,500

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 580 2.25 2.59 $10.42 $21,670
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 440 2.31 2.66 $9.80 $20,380
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 370 2.37 2.74 $9.00 $18,730
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 360 1.67 1.93 $10.50 $21,840
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 360 1.35 1.55 $10.48 $21,800

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 120 5.66 6.53 $19.04 $39,610
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 170 2.76 3.18 $12.68 $26,380
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 230 2.58 2.98 $9.75 $20,270
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 2.58 2.97 $15.99 $33,270
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 40 2.54 2.93 $13.47 $28,010

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 120 5.66 6.53 $19.04 $39,610
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.57 0.65 $17.73 $36,870
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.34 $33,980
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 2.58 2.97 $15.99 $33,270
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.32 $29,780


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011