Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

25-4021 Librarians

Administer libraries and perform related library services. Work in a variety of settings, including public libraries, educational institutions, museums, corporations, government agencies, law firms, non-profit organizations, and healthcare providers. Tasks may include selecting, acquiring, cataloguing, classifying, circulating, and maintaining library materials; and furnishing reference, bibliographical, and readers' advisory services. May perform in-depth, strategic research, and synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter information. May set up or work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information.


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)
145,710 0.8 % $27.41 $57,020 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.08 $21.00 $26.59 $33.30 $40.80
Annual Wage (2) $33,440 $43,690 $55,300 $69,260 $84,850


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)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 60,650 0.72 $28.46 $59,190
Local Government (OES Designation) 42,910 0.78 $24.59 $51,140
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 19,610 0.69 $29.61 $61,590
Other Information Services 6,030 4.05 $24.15 $50,230
Junior Colleges 4,620 0.59 $29.74 $61,870

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 6,030 4.05 $24.15 $50,230
Local Government (OES Designation) 42,910 0.78 $24.59 $51,140
Elementary and Secondary Schools 60,650 0.72 $28.46 $59,190
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 19,610 0.69 $29.61 $61,590
Junior Colleges 4,620 0.59 $29.74 $61,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,640 0.08 $38.54 $80,170
Legal Services 1,730 0.15 $33.06 $68,750
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 280 0.03 $32.91 $68,440
Offices of Physicians 50 (7) $32.61 $67,830
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 130 0.01 $32.55 $67,710


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)
New York 12,010 1.42 1.25 $29.93 $62,260
Texas 11,510 1.12 0.98 $26.86 $55,870
California 9,170 0.65 0.58 $32.82 $68,270
Illinois 7,300 1.31 1.15 $26.70 $55,530
Florida 6,980 0.98 0.86 $27.21 $56,590




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)
Vermont 640 2.20 1.94 $20.38 $42,390
New Hampshire 1,050 1.73 1.52 $24.64 $51,250
Mississippi 1,800 1.68 1.48 $20.50 $42,640
District of Columbia 1,070 1.66 1.46 $34.44 $71,630
Massachusetts 5,200 1.65 1.45 $30.66 $63,760




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,070 1.66 1.46 $34.44 $71,630
Maryland 3,770 1.52 1.34 $32.84 $68,310
California 9,170 0.65 0.58 $32.82 $68,270
Connecticut 2,580 1.60 1.41 $31.93 $66,410
New Jersey 4,570 1.21 1.07 $30.80 $64,060





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,480 1.08 0.95 $30.63 $63,710
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,560 1.27 1.12 $28.75 $59,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,440 1.49 1.31 $35.94 $74,760
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,020 1.80 1.59 $33.08 $68,800
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,840 2.35 2.06 $34.40 $71,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,500 0.65 0.58 $32.84 $68,300
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,440 0.96 0.84 $27.96 $58,160
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,190 1.07 0.94 $28.71 $59,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,090 0.94 0.82 $29.64 $61,640
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,870 1.50 1.32 $28.95 $60,210