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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Library Technicians
Industry profile for Library Technicians
Geographic profile for Library Technicians

National estimates for Library Technicians: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Library Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
89,070 4.7 % $ 19.05 $ 39,630 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Library Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.11 $ 13.50 $ 17.79 $ 23.27 $ 29.64
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,110 $ 28,080 $ 37,010 $ 48,400 $ 61,650


Industry profile for Library Technicians: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Library Technicians are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Library Technicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Library Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 46,110 0.85 $ 17.33 $ 36,040
Elementary and Secondary Schools 12,560 0.15 $ 18.07 $ 37,590
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 11,600 0.38 $ 20.64 $ 42,940
Junior Colleges 2,740 0.40 $ 19.86 $ 41,300
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,240 0.06 $ 22.43 $ 46,650

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Library Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 46,110 0.85 $ 17.33 $ 36,040
Junior Colleges 2,740 0.40 $ 19.86 $ 41,300
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 11,600 0.38 $ 20.64 $ 42,940
Elementary and Secondary Schools 12,560 0.15 $ 18.07 $ 37,590
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 110 0.08 $ 19.47 $ 40,500

Top paying industries for Library Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $ 30.08 $ 62,560
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 30 (7) $ 27.06 $ 56,290
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 540 0.03 $ 26.20 $ 54,490
Legal Services 150 0.01 $ 25.86 $ 53,800
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,240 0.06 $ 22.43 $ 46,650


Geographic profile for Library Technicians: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Library Technicians are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Library Technicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Library Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 15,690 0.96 1.49 $ 25.72 $ 53,490
New York 6,870 0.79 1.23 $ 18.12 $ 37,680
Illinois 6,290 1.12 1.75 $ 16.31 $ 33,930
Texas 3,970 0.33 0.51 $ 15.57 $ 32,380
Ohio 3,530 0.69 1.07 $ 16.52 $ 34,360




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Library Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 520 1.98 3.10 $ 15.20 $ 31,620
South Dakota 500 1.21 1.90 $ 13.35 $ 27,760
Montana 550 1.20 1.87 $ 15.29 $ 31,810
Illinois 6,290 1.12 1.75 $ 16.31 $ 33,930
Colorado 2,760 1.07 1.67 $ 17.32 $ 36,030




Top paying states for Library Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 660 0.96 1.50 $ 26.45 $ 55,020
California 15,690 0.96 1.49 $ 25.72 $ 53,490
Rhode Island 110 0.25 0.38 $ 25.38 $ 52,790
Connecticut 1,030 0.67 1.04 $ 24.96 $ 51,910
Washington 2,280 0.71 1.11 $ 24.29 $ 50,530





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Library Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 6,270 0.71 1.11 $ 19.41 $ 40,370
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,500 1.03 1.61 $ 16.95 $ 35,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,520 0.43 0.68 $ 23.19 $ 48,230
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,040 0.79 1.23 $ 24.59 $ 51,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,030 0.67 1.05 $ 22.70 $ 47,220
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,530 0.78 1.22 $ 25.62 $ 53,300
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,210 0.48 0.75 $ 16.88 $ 35,100
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,050 0.72 1.13 $ 18.39 $ 38,250
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,020 0.39 0.60 $ 15.91 $ 33,090
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 940 0.63 0.98 $ 22.21 $ 46,200




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Library Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jackson, MI 130 2.69 4.21 $ 15.52 $ 32,290
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 140 2.59 4.05 $ 13.79 $ 28,690
Danville, IL 60 2.32 3.63 $ 13.11 $ 27,260
Champaign-Urbana, IL 220 2.29 3.58 $ 20.50 $ 42,650
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 110 2.27 3.54 $ 18.22 $ 37,890
Rockford, IL 260 1.90 2.97 $ 13.27 $ 27,600
Lawrence, KS 80 1.87 2.92 $ 21.81 $ 45,360
Bay City, MI 60 1.82 2.84 $ 13.74 $ 28,570
Corvallis, OR 60 1.77 2.77 $ 21.89 $ 45,530
Florence, SC 140 1.72 2.69 $ 14.57 $ 30,300