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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
88,690 1.5 % $17.34 $36,080 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.26 $12.28 $16.37 $21.47 $26.40
Annual Wage (2) $21,350 $25,550 $34,040 $44,670 $54,910


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, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 48,790 0.89 $16.28 $33,870
Elementary and Secondary Schools 13,730 0.16 $17.74 $36,900
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 12,560 0.41 $20.18 $41,970
Other Information Services 7,130 2.41 $16.21 $33,710
Junior Colleges 2,870 0.40 $19.19 $39,910

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 7,130 2.41 $16.21 $33,710
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 48,790 0.89 $16.28 $33,870
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 12,560 0.41 $20.18 $41,970
Junior Colleges 2,870 0.40 $19.19 $39,910
Elementary and Secondary Schools 13,730 0.16 $17.74 $36,900

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 180 0.03 $27.61 $57,430
Social Advocacy Organizations (8) (8) $26.94 $56,030
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $25.84 $53,750
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 600 0.03 $25.01 $52,010
Legal Services 170 0.02 $24.97 $51,940


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 10,180 0.60 0.98 $22.00 $45,750
New York 8,120 0.86 1.41 $16.85 $35,050
Illinois 5,270 0.88 1.44 $17.40 $36,190
Texas 3,870 0.32 0.52 $14.82 $30,820
Ohio 3,870 0.71 1.17 $15.50 $32,250




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 440 1.64 2.68 $16.27 $33,840
South Dakota 660 1.56 2.54 $12.86 $26,760
Maine 780 1.30 2.11 $17.31 $36,000
Colorado 2,820 1.08 1.76 $16.53 $34,380
Wisconsin 2,940 1.03 1.68 $13.51 $28,100




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 620 0.86 1.41 $24.20 $50,330
Connecticut 1,390 0.84 1.37 $23.07 $47,980
Massachusetts 3,080 0.86 1.41 $22.59 $46,980
Alaska 250 0.78 1.28 $22.37 $46,520
California 10,180 0.60 0.98 $22.00 $45,750





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,640 0.80 1.31 $17.49 $36,390
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,760 0.81 1.32 $18.01 $37,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,190 0.52 0.85 $22.05 $45,870
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,270 0.82 1.35 $23.56 $49,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,100 0.67 1.09 $20.85 $43,370
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,280 0.45 0.73 $20.10 $41,800
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,280 0.53 0.86 $27.87 $57,960
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,260 0.63 1.04 $23.61 $49,110
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,250 0.64 1.04 $15.32 $31,860
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,040 0.70 1.15 $17.52 $36,430