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

25-1082 Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in library science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National estimates for Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
4,330 0.6 % (4) $ 80,850 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 48,390 $ 61,350 $ 77,100 $ 97,340 $ 124,680
  (4)

Industry profile for Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,600 0.12 (4) $ 75,400
Junior Colleges 700 0.11 (4) $ 109,710

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,600 0.12 (4) $ 75,400
Junior Colleges 700 0.11 (4) $ 109,710

Top paying industries for Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 700 0.11 (4) $ 109,710
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,600 0.12 (4) $ 75,400


Geographic profile for Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

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



Map of employment of library science teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 350 0.08 2.61 (4) $ 71,650
Illinois 350 0.06 2.01 (4) $ 81,240
California 290 0.02 0.58 (4) $ 147,390
Texas 270 0.02 0.71 (4) $ 62,630
Pennsylvania 250 0.04 1.44 (4) $ 78,730


Map of location quotient of library science teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 40 0.12 4.06 (4) $ 76,080
Alabama 210 0.11 3.47 (4) $ 81,870
North Carolina 350 0.08 2.61 (4) $ 71,650
Rhode Island 30 0.08 2.45 (4) $ 98,100
Mississippi 70 0.06 2.08 (4) $ 59,180


Map of annual mean wages of library science teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 290 0.02 0.58 (4) $ 147,390
South Carolina 60 0.03 1.02 (4) $ 101,720
Indiana 50 0.02 0.57 (4) $ 99,980
Rhode Island 30 0.08 2.45 (4) $ 98,100
Oregon 40 0.02 0.65 (4) $ 96,200



Map of employment of library science teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 190 0.05 1.49 (4) $ 80,920
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 150 0.06 1.95 (4) $ 70,300
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 140 0.02 0.54 (4) $ 102,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 140 0.02 0.81 (4) $ 154,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 100 0.03 1.12 (4) $ 86,820
Greensboro-High Point, NC 100 0.29 9.34 (4) $ 60,830
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 80 0.03 1.02 (4) $ 68,690
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 70 0.03 0.82 (4) $ 80,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 60 0.03 1.10 (4) $ 73,320
St. Louis, MO-IL 60 0.05 1.55 (4) $ 73,200


Map of location quotient of library science teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tuscaloosa, AL 60 0.62 20.17 (4) $ 104,810
Greensboro-High Point, NC 100 0.29 9.34 (4) $ 60,830
Lincoln, NE 30 0.20 6.59 (4) $ 79,610
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 40 0.12 4.06 (4) $ 82,570
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 40 0.09 3.04 (4) $ 66,180
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 30 0.06 2.10 (4) $ 98,100
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 150 0.06 1.95 (4) $ 70,300
St. Louis, MO-IL 60 0.05 1.55 (4) $ 73,200
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 190 0.05 1.49 (4) $ 80,920
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 50 0.04 1.35 (4) $ 98,570


Map of annual mean wages of library science teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 140 0.02 0.81 (4) $ 154,890
Tuscaloosa, AL 60 0.62 20.17 (4) $ 104,810
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 140 0.02 0.54 (4) $ 102,320
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 50 0.04 1.35 (4) $ 98,570
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 30 0.06 2.10 (4) $ 98,100
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 50 0.02 0.68 (4) $ 87,020
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 100 0.03 1.12 (4) $ 86,820
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 40 0.12 4.06 (4) $ 82,570
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.03 1.12 (4) $ 82,470
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 190 0.05 1.49 (4) $ 80,920

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 6.93 (4) $ 60,850
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 9.16 (4) $ 70,880

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 9.16 (4) $ 70,880
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 6.93 (4) $ 60,850

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 9.16 (4) $ 70,880
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 6.93 (4) $ 60,850


About May 2021 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022