Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
94,260 1.4 % $16.10 $33,490 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.18 $11.62 $15.23 $19.77 $24.13
Annual Wage (2) $19,090 $24,170 $31,680 $41,120 $50,190


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) 49,470 0.93 $15.46 $32,150
Elementary and Secondary Schools 17,910 0.22 $15.02 $31,240
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 13,880 0.47 $18.64 $38,770
Other Information Services 5,870 2.82 $15.18 $31,580
Junior Colleges 2,840 0.37 $18.13 $37,710

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 5,870 2.82 $15.18 $31,580
Local Government (OES Designation) 49,470 0.93 $15.46 $32,150
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 13,880 0.47 $18.64 $38,770
Junior Colleges 2,840 0.37 $18.13 $37,710
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 400 0.28 $17.52 $36,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 150 0.02 $26.53 $55,170
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 760 0.04 $23.47 $48,830
Legal Services 460 0.04 $22.05 $45,870
Offices of Physicians 30 (7) $21.43 $44,570
State Government (OES Designation) 1,100 0.05 $19.58 $40,720


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 10,390 0.69 0.98 $20.47 $42,570
New York 6,780 0.77 1.10 $15.79 $32,850
Illinois 6,160 1.07 1.53 $15.89 $33,040
Ohio 3,520 0.68 0.97 $15.44 $32,120
Texas 3,470 0.31 0.44 $13.46 $28,010



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 460 1.63 2.33 $15.52 $32,270
Maine 960 1.63 2.34 $15.35 $31,930
South Dakota 640 1.57 2.26 $11.67 $24,270
Vermont 430 1.44 2.07 $15.31 $31,840
Idaho 780 1.25 1.79 $12.19 $25,340



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 720 1.07 1.53 $22.55 $46,910
California 10,390 0.69 0.98 $20.47 $42,570
Alaska 230 0.70 1.00 $20.18 $41,970
New Jersey 2,790 0.72 1.03 $19.63 $40,830
Hawaii 200 0.33 0.47 $19.60 $40,760




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 1.14 1.64 $16.68 $34,700
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,690 0.68 0.98 $17.44 $36,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,990 0.84 1.20 $20.53 $42,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,890 0.46 0.67 $20.66 $42,980
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,530 0.64 0.92 $12.97 $26,970
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,430 0.79 1.14 $20.56 $42,770
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,420 1.12 1.61 $15.24 $31,690
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.77 1.11 $21.09 $43,880
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,080 1.05 1.50 $21.50 $44,720
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,060 0.58 0.83 $17.45 $36,290