Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
133,150 0.8 % $27.94 $58,110 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.19 $21.26 $27.01 $33.94 $41.86
Annual Wage (2) $33,680 $44,230 $56,170 $70,590 $87,060


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 51,840 0.62 $28.75 $59,790
Local Government (OES Designation) 38,950 0.73 $25.28 $52,590
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 19,490 0.66 $30.49 $63,420
Other Information Services 6,620 3.18 $25.32 $52,670
Junior Colleges 4,700 0.62 $29.22 $60,780

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 6,620 3.18 $25.32 $52,670
Local Government (OES Designation) 38,950 0.73 $25.28 $52,590
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 19,490 0.66 $30.49 $63,420
Junior Colleges 4,700 0.62 $29.22 $60,780
Elementary and Secondary Schools 51,840 0.62 $28.75 $59,790

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) 1,430 0.07 $39.58 $82,330
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 80 0.02 $34.67 $72,120
Other Financial Investment Activities 40 0.01 $34.53 $71,820
Legal Services 1,480 0.13 $34.09 $70,910
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 130 0.01 $33.37 $69,420


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 11,160 1.27 1.28 $31.75 $66,030
Texas 10,250 0.91 0.93 $26.57 $55,260
California 8,950 0.59 0.60 $34.24 $71,210
Illinois 6,290 1.09 1.11 $26.54 $55,210
Florida 6,230 0.81 0.83 $27.85 $57,930



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 650 2.16 2.19 $24.76 $51,510
District of Columbia 1,220 1.80 1.83 $38.59 $80,280
New Hampshire 1,030 1.63 1.66 $25.56 $53,170
Wyoming 460 1.62 1.64 $24.55 $51,070
Montana 640 1.44 1.46 $22.26 $46,300



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 1,220 1.80 1.83 $38.59 $80,280
California 8,950 0.59 0.60 $34.24 $71,210
Connecticut 2,370 1.44 1.46 $32.85 $68,330
Alaska 310 0.95 0.96 $32.74 $68,090
New Jersey 4,700 1.21 1.23 $32.59 $67,790




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 5,300 0.98 1.00 $33.09 $68,830
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,870 1.03 1.05 $28.80 $59,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,210 1.35 1.37 $36.68 $76,290
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,620 1.46 1.48 $35.07 $72,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,550 0.63 0.64 $34.89 $72,570
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,530 2.01 2.04 $36.41 $75,740
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,340 0.82 0.84 $27.74 $57,700
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,310 0.97 0.98 $28.08 $58,410
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,870 1.00 1.02 $29.62 $61,610
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,780 0.79 0.81 $27.65 $57,510