Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
100,090 1.2 % $12.78 $26,580 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.56 $9.38 $11.77 $15.06 $18.80
Annual Wage (2) $17,800 $19,500 $24,480 $31,320 $39,110


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) 59,620 1.11 $12.42 $25,840
Elementary and Secondary Schools 14,380 0.17 $13.14 $27,330
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 12,040 0.40 $14.49 $30,140
Other Information Services 8,380 3.61 $11.28 $23,470
Junior Colleges 2,950 0.39 $13.10 $27,240

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 8,380 3.61 $11.28 $23,470
Local Government (OES Designation) 59,620 1.11 $12.42 $25,840
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 12,040 0.40 $14.49 $30,140
Junior Colleges 2,950 0.39 $13.10 $27,240
Elementary and Secondary Schools 14,380 0.17 $13.14 $27,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 390 0.03 $17.43 $36,260
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 260 (7) $16.67 $34,680
State Government (OES Designation) 710 0.03 $15.97 $33,220
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 12,040 0.40 $14.49 $30,140
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations (8) (8) $14.06 $29,240


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 9,600 0.62 0.85 $14.91 $31,020
New York 7,030 0.78 1.08 $14.36 $29,870
Ohio 6,560 1.24 1.71 $12.56 $26,130
Illinois 6,030 1.03 1.42 $12.83 $26,680
Texas 6,000 0.52 0.71 $11.56 $24,040



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)
New Hampshire 840 1.32 1.82 $12.52 $26,040
Ohio 6,560 1.24 1.71 $12.56 $26,130
Indiana 3,350 1.14 1.56 $11.64 $24,200
Delaware 480 1.11 1.53 $10.78 $22,420
Iowa 1,660 1.08 1.49 $11.69 $24,310



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 280 0.86 1.19 $18.75 $39,000
District of Columbia 470 0.69 0.95 $17.27 $35,920
Massachusetts 2,740 0.81 1.11 $15.05 $31,300
Hawaii 290 0.47 0.65 $14.94 $31,070
California 9,600 0.62 0.85 $14.91 $31,020




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,360 0.67 0.93 $13.94 $28,990
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,230 0.90 1.24 $13.57 $28,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,910 0.71 0.98 $14.48 $30,120
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,810 1.78 2.45 $13.55 $28,180
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,540 1.34 1.84 $13.74 $28,570
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,440 1.13 1.56 $16.94 $35,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,400 0.58 0.80 $16.47 $34,250
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,350 1.53 2.11 $13.21 $27,470
Pittsburgh, PA 1,190 1.05 1.44 $9.92 $20,640
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,180 1.15 1.59 $12.61 $26,230