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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
88,720 2.3 % $17.76 $36,950 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.58 $12.72 $16.78 $21.90 $27.00
Annual Wage (2) $22,010 $26,470 $34,900 $45,560 $56,170


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) 47,820 0.86 $16.72 $34,780
Elementary and Secondary Schools 13,400 0.16 $17.73 $36,880
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 12,180 0.39 $20.42 $42,480
Other Information Services 8,680 2.67 $17.56 $36,510
Junior Colleges 2,870 0.40 $19.65 $40,860

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 8,680 2.67 $17.56 $36,510
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 47,820 0.86 $16.72 $34,780
Junior Colleges 2,870 0.40 $19.65 $40,860
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 12,180 0.39 $20.42 $42,480
Elementary and Secondary Schools 13,400 0.16 $17.73 $36,880

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $27.53 $57,270
Social Advocacy Organizations (8) (8) $27.43 $57,060
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 50 (7) $26.51 $55,150
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 580 0.03 $25.10 $52,210
Legal Services 130 0.01 $24.13 $50,190


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 11,220 0.65 1.07 $22.31 $46,410
New York 8,400 0.88 1.46 $17.28 $35,940
Illinois 6,490 1.08 1.78 $16.88 $35,120
Ohio 4,150 0.76 1.26 $15.40 $32,040
Texas 3,740 0.30 0.50 $15.26 $31,740




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 450 1.65 2.74 $15.58 $32,420
South Dakota 590 1.38 2.28 $12.98 $27,000
Maine 700 1.15 1.90 $17.39 $36,160
Montana 510 1.09 1.81 $14.74 $30,660
Illinois 6,490 1.08 1.78 $16.88 $35,120




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 770 1.07 1.76 $25.15 $52,310
Connecticut 1,120 0.67 1.12 $24.28 $50,510
Massachusetts 3,040 0.84 1.39 $23.03 $47,910
Washington 1,980 0.60 0.99 $22.44 $46,680
California 11,220 0.65 1.07 $22.31 $46,410





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 7,570 0.78 1.30 $17.98 $37,390
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,890 1.05 1.73 $17.38 $36,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,020 0.48 0.80 $22.65 $47,110
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,320 0.73 1.21 $21.53 $44,790
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,260 0.81 1.34 $24.07 $50,060
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,270 0.51 0.85 $28.36 $58,980
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,220 0.61 1.00 $24.11 $50,150
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,220 0.46 0.77 $16.61 $34,550
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,090 0.72 1.19 $17.85 $37,140
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,080 0.54 0.90 $15.52 $32,270