Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
104,030 1.6 % $12.35 $25,680 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.21 $9.09 $11.27 $14.75 $18.41
Annual Wage (2) $17,080 $18,900 $23,440 $30,670 $38,290


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) 61,550 1.12 $11.83 $24,610
Elementary and Secondary Schools 16,600 0.20 $12.76 $26,540
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 13,390 0.46 $14.41 $29,970
Other Information Services 7,180 4.23 $10.83 $22,520
Junior Colleges 2,820 0.37 $13.06 $27,170

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 7,180 4.23 $10.83 $22,520
Local Government (OES Designation) 61,550 1.12 $11.83 $24,610
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 13,390 0.46 $14.41 $29,970
Junior Colleges 2,820 0.37 $13.06 $27,170
Elementary and Secondary Schools 16,600 0.20 $12.76 $26,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 60 (7) $17.48 $36,360
Legal Services 480 0.04 $17.41 $36,220
State Government (OES Designation) 630 0.03 $15.40 $32,030
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 330 0.01 $14.99 $31,180
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 13,390 0.46 $14.41 $29,970


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 9,110 0.64 0.80 $15.10 $31,410
New York 8,490 0.99 1.25 $13.68 $28,450
Ohio 7,840 1.55 1.94 $12.47 $25,930
Illinois 7,230 1.28 1.61 $11.62 $24,160
Texas 6,220 0.59 0.74 $11.37 $23,650




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 7,840 1.55 1.94 $12.47 $25,930
Indiana 4,200 1.49 1.87 $10.78 $22,420
New Hampshire 860 1.40 1.76 $11.57 $24,080
Illinois 7,230 1.28 1.61 $11.62 $24,160
Vermont 360 1.24 1.55 $11.46 $23,840




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 380 0.58 0.72 $22.89 $47,620
Alaska 370 1.15 1.44 $16.73 $34,790
Massachusetts 2,770 0.87 1.08 $15.92 $33,120
California 9,110 0.64 0.80 $15.10 $31,410
Oregon 1,220 0.76 0.95 $14.51 $30,190





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,290 1.18 1.48 $12.05 $25,060
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,420 0.66 0.83 $12.33 $25,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,680 0.69 0.87 $13.06 $27,160
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,260 1.85 2.31 $16.36 $34,020
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 2,050 2.06 2.58 $13.16 $27,380
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,770 0.97 1.21 $13.64 $28,360
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,550 0.91 1.13 $17.71 $36,830
Columbus, OH 1,460 1.59 1.99 $12.32 $25,630
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,380 0.52 0.66 $11.15 $23,200
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.54 0.68 $17.79 $37,010




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)
Ames, IA 110 2.76 3.46 (8) (8)
Kingston, NY 150 2.69 3.37 $11.31 $23,530
Bloomington, IN 190 2.55 3.19 $14.80 $30,790
Manhattan, KS 130 2.53 3.17 $11.65 $24,240
Champaign-Urbana, IL 240 2.53 3.17 $12.17 $25,320
State College, PA 160 2.45 3.06 (8) (8)
Charlottesville, VA 240 2.44 3.06 $9.32 $19,390
Kokomo, IN 80 2.09 2.61 $10.39 $21,610
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 2,050 2.06 2.58 $13.16 $27,380
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 110 2.01 2.51 $10.39 $21,610