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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical

Compile records, and 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 Library Assistants, Clerical
Industry profile for Library Assistants, Clerical
Geographic profile for Library Assistants, Clerical

National estimates for Library Assistants, Clerical:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Library Assistants, Clerical:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
78,470 2.1 % $ 15.62 $ 32,490 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Library Assistants, Clerical:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.71 $ 11.50 $ 14.16 $ 17.88 $ 22.60
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,270 $ 23,910 $ 29,450 $ 37,200 $ 47,000


Industry profile for Library Assistants, Clerical:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Library Assistants, Clerical:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 51,280 0.95 $ 15.39 $ 32,010
Elementary and Secondary Schools 9,540 0.12 $ 15.78 $ 32,820
Other Information Services 7,300 2.01 $ 14.48 $ 30,110
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,230 0.24 $ 17.96 $ 37,350
Junior Colleges 1,340 0.22 $ 15.56 $ 32,370

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Library Assistants, Clerical:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 7,300 2.01 $ 14.48 $ 30,110
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 51,280 0.95 $ 15.39 $ 32,010
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,230 0.24 $ 17.96 $ 37,350
Junior Colleges 1,340 0.22 $ 15.56 $ 32,370
Elementary and Secondary Schools 9,540 0.12 $ 15.78 $ 32,820

Top paying industries for Library Assistants, Clerical:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 50 (7) $ 23.02 $ 47,890
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 490 0.02 $ 18.20 $ 37,850
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,230 0.24 $ 17.96 $ 37,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 130 (7) $ 17.85 $ 37,120
Employment Services (8) (8) $ 16.81 $ 34,960


Geographic profile for Library Assistants, Clerical:

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



Map of employment of library assistants, clerical by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Library Assistants, Clerical:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 8,050 0.49 0.87 $ 21.49 $ 44,690
New York 7,940 0.92 1.64 $ 16.98 $ 35,310
Texas 4,320 0.35 0.63 $ 12.70 $ 26,420
Illinois 4,280 0.76 1.37 $ 14.44 $ 30,040
Pennsylvania 4,240 0.76 1.36 $ 13.06 $ 27,170


Map of location quotient of library assistants, clerical by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Library Assistants, Clerical:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iowa 1,900 1.28 2.30 $ 12.60 $ 26,210
New Hampshire 790 1.25 2.24 $ 14.47 $ 30,090
Rhode Island 450 0.97 1.75 $ 16.15 $ 33,580
Wyoming 240 0.94 1.69 $ 14.70 $ 30,570
New York 7,940 0.92 1.64 $ 16.98 $ 35,310


Map of annual mean wages of library assistants, clerical by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Library Assistants, Clerical:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 8,050 0.49 0.87 $ 21.49 $ 44,690
District of Columbia 290 0.44 0.79 $ 21.32 $ 44,340
Nevada 570 0.44 0.80 $ 21.07 $ 43,820
Massachusetts 2,490 0.73 1.32 $ 20.18 $ 41,960
Oregon 1,030 0.56 1.01 $ 19.47 $ 40,490



Map of employment of library assistants, clerical by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Library Assistants, Clerical:

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 6,660 0.77 1.38 $ 18.08 $ 37,610
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,960 0.70 1.26 $ 15.34 $ 31,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,950 0.52 0.93 $ 21.12 $ 43,930
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,960 0.76 1.36 $ 20.61 $ 42,870
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,870 0.70 1.27 $ 14.33 $ 29,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,480 0.50 0.90 $ 19.08 $ 39,690
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,390 0.62 1.11 $ 25.85 $ 53,770
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,180 0.33 0.59 $ 13.65 $ 28,400
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,040 0.57 1.03 $ 19.48 $ 40,530
Ann Arbor, MI 930 4.62 8.30 $ 13.99 $ 29,100


Map of location quotient of library assistants, clerical by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Library Assistants, Clerical:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ann Arbor, MI 930 4.62 8.30 $ 13.99 $ 29,100
Kingston, NY 130 2.36 4.23 $ 16.20 $ 33,690
Bay City, MI 70 2.05 3.69 $ 12.10 $ 25,170
Ocean City, NJ 80 2.04 3.66 $ 18.61 $ 38,720
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 70 1.83 3.28 $ 14.80 $ 30,780
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 680 1.63 2.92 $ 16.24 $ 33,770
Pittsfield, MA 60 1.61 2.89 $ 16.18 $ 33,650
Ames, IA 70 1.60 2.86 $ 18.63 $ 38,740
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 60 1.57 2.82 $ 14.05 $ 29,220
Lawrence, KS 70 1.47 2.64 $ 15.77 $ 32,800