Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

25-4031 Library Technicians

Assist librarians by helping readers in the use of library catalogs, databases, and indexes to locate books and other materials; and by answering questions that require only brief consultation of standard reference. Compile records; sort and shelve books or other media; remove or repair damaged books or other media; register patrons; and check materials in and out of the circulation process. Replace materials in shelving area (stacks) or files. Includes bookmobile drivers who assist with providing services in mobile libraries.


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)
106,560 1.4 % $15.42 $32,070 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.81 $11.10 $14.63 $18.72 $23.02
Annual Wage (2) $18,320 $23,080 $30,430 $38,940 $47,890


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) 55,080 1.00 $15.02 $31,240
Elementary and Secondary Schools 21,570 0.26 $14.17 $29,470
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 15,530 0.54 $17.41 $36,210
Other Information Services 6,120 4.11 $14.49 $30,130
Junior Colleges 3,520 0.45 $17.14 $35,650

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 6,120 4.11 $14.49 $30,130
Local Government (OES Designation) 55,080 1.00 $15.02 $31,240
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 15,530 0.54 $17.41 $36,210
Junior Colleges 3,520 0.45 $17.14 $35,650
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 340 0.26 $15.41 $32,060

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) 970 0.05 $22.36 $46,510
Scientific Research and Development Services 170 0.03 $21.87 $45,480
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 (7) $21.84 $45,440
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 30 (7) $21.41 $44,540
Legal Services 540 0.05 $21.13 $43,940


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 11,220 0.80 0.96 $19.90 $41,380
New York 7,390 0.88 1.06 $14.97 $31,130
Illinois 5,820 1.04 1.26 $14.55 $30,270
New Jersey 5,060 1.34 1.61 $17.17 $35,710
Ohio 4,740 0.95 1.15 $15.15 $31,510




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)
Wyoming 510 1.87 2.25 $15.05 $31,310
Maine 1,070 1.86 2.24 $14.39 $29,920
South Dakota 650 1.67 2.00 $11.51 $23,940
Iowa 2,110 1.46 1.76 $12.54 $26,080
Idaho 830 1.40 1.69 $11.50 $23,920




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 590 0.92 1.11 $20.14 $41,890
California 11,220 0.80 0.96 $19.90 $41,380
Nevada 460 0.42 0.50 $19.37 $40,290
Alaska 190 0.61 0.74 $19.08 $39,690
Hawaii 220 0.38 0.45 $18.99 $39,500





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 4,260 0.84 1.01 $16.96 $35,270
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,550 0.99 1.19 $15.48 $32,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,350 0.61 0.74 $19.86 $41,310
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,750 1.45 1.75 $13.67 $28,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,740 0.75 0.91 $20.26 $42,140
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.87 1.04 $15.42 $32,060
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,500 0.90 1.08 $18.98 $39,480
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,480 1.54 1.86 $16.77 $34,890
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,270 1.34 1.61 $18.01 $37,450
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,270 1.02 1.22 $16.83 $35,000




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)
Lawrence, KS 120 2.71 3.26 $11.40 $23,720
Columbia, MO 220 2.61 3.14 $11.82 $24,580
Idaho Falls, ID 120 2.54 3.05 $10.61 $22,080
Greeley, CO 180 2.27 2.73 $14.13 $29,400
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 90 2.12 2.55 $15.29 $31,810
Gainesville, FL 230 1.97 2.37 $17.36 $36,110
Pocatello, ID 60 1.93 2.32 $12.28 $25,540
Auburn-Opelika, AL 90 1.91 2.30 $17.29 $35,970
St. Joseph, MO-KS 100 1.88 2.26 $11.66 $24,260
Casper, WY 70 1.88 2.26 $16.81 $34,960