Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
140,280 0.8 % $27.49 $57,190 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.05 $21.02 $26.62 $33.41 $41.07
Annual Wage (2) $33,380 $43,720 $55,370 $69,490 $85,430


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 56,460 0.68 $28.57 $59,430
Local Government (OES Designation) 42,290 0.77 $24.63 $51,240
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 19,090 0.66 $29.67 $61,720
Other Information Services 6,770 3.99 $25.40 $52,820
Junior Colleges 4,420 0.58 $29.40 $61,140

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 6,770 3.99 $25.40 $52,820
Local Government (OES Designation) 42,290 0.77 $24.63 $51,240
Elementary and Secondary Schools 56,460 0.68 $28.57 $59,430
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 19,090 0.66 $29.67 $61,720
Junior Colleges 4,420 0.58 $29.40 $61,140

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) 1,560 0.08 $38.75 $80,600
Legal Services 1,790 0.16 $33.32 $69,310
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 110 0.03 $32.10 $66,760
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 210 0.02 $32.05 $66,670
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 90 0.02 $31.34 $65,190


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 11,680 1.37 1.27 $30.52 $63,480
Texas 10,240 0.97 0.90 $25.93 $53,940
California 9,200 0.64 0.60 $33.30 $69,270
Illinois 7,310 1.30 1.20 $26.87 $55,890
Florida 6,440 0.89 0.82 $27.15 $56,470




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 630 2.14 1.99 $21.76 $45,260
New Hampshire 1,150 1.88 1.75 $24.82 $51,620
District of Columbia 1,100 1.68 1.56 $34.86 $72,520
Mississippi 1,730 1.61 1.49 $20.67 $42,990
Connecticut 2,490 1.54 1.43 $32.26 $67,100




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 1,100 1.68 1.56 $34.86 $72,520
California 9,200 0.64 0.60 $33.30 $69,270
Maryland 3,600 1.43 1.33 $32.81 $68,240
Connecticut 2,490 1.54 1.43 $32.26 $67,100
New Jersey 4,590 1.21 1.12 $31.45 $65,410





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 5,500 1.07 0.99 $31.79 $66,120
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,460 1.23 1.14 $28.67 $59,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,290 1.40 1.30 $36.09 $75,080
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,640 2.16 2.00 $34.79 $72,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,470 0.64 0.59 $33.47 $69,620
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,450 1.43 1.33 $34.06 $70,830
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,240 0.99 0.92 $29.27 $60,880
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,220 0.84 0.78 $26.94 $56,030
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,750 0.96 0.89 $28.98 $60,290
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,730 0.82 0.77 $27.15 $56,470