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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

25-4022 Librarians and Media Collections Specialists

Administer and maintain libraries or collections of information, for public or private access through reference or borrowing. Work in a variety of settings, such as educational institutions, museums, and corporations, and with various types of informational materials, such as books, periodicals, recordings, films, and databases. Tasks may include acquiring, cataloging, and circulating library materials, and user services such as locating and organizing information, providing instruction on how to access information, and setting up and operating a library’s media equipment.


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)
135,690 1.3 % $29.77 $61,920 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.26 $22.13 $28.61 $36.40 $45.44
Annual Wage (2) $33,820 $46,030 $59,500 $75,700 $94,520


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)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 49,700 0.58 $30.48 $63,390
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 41,650 0.75 $26.95 $56,060
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 19,500 0.63 $32.93 $68,480
Other Information Services 9,310 2.87 $27.99 $58,230
Junior Colleges 4,820 0.68 $32.06 $66,680

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 9,310 2.87 $27.99 $58,230
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 41,650 0.75 $26.95 $56,060
Junior Colleges 4,820 0.68 $32.06 $66,680
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 19,500 0.63 $32.93 $68,480
Elementary and Secondary Schools 49,700 0.58 $30.48 $63,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,240 0.06 $42.79 $89,010
Legal Services 1,120 0.10 $37.43 $77,840
Scientific Research and Development Services 470 0.07 $37.37 $77,730
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 200 0.01 $34.73 $72,230
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 110 0.01 $34.15 $71,040


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)
New York 12,990 1.36 1.48 $33.64 $69,980
California 10,300 0.59 0.64 $37.81 $78,650
Texas 9,670 0.78 0.84 $29.38 $61,110
Illinois 6,620 1.10 1.19 $28.69 $59,680
Pennsylvania 5,400 0.91 0.99 $27.49 $57,190




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)
Vermont 640 2.11 2.28 $24.09 $50,100
District of Columbia 1,260 1.74 1.88 $41.95 $87,250
New Hampshire 1,070 1.62 1.76 $26.97 $56,100
Rhode Island 750 1.56 1.69 $33.20 $69,060
Connecticut 2,410 1.45 1.56 $34.87 $72,540




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 1,260 1.74 1.88 $41.95 $87,250
California 10,300 0.59 0.64 $37.81 $78,650
Maryland 3,330 1.23 1.33 $35.74 $74,340
Washington 2,960 0.89 0.96 $35.53 $73,910
Connecticut 2,410 1.45 1.56 $34.87 $72,540





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 12,030 1.25 1.35 $35.42 $73,670
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,330 1.14 1.23 $30.08 $62,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,310 1.35 1.47 $40.69 $84,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,750 0.60 0.65 $38.13 $79,310
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,450 1.23 1.33 $36.00 $74,880
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,760 0.96 1.04 $30.87 $64,220
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,590 0.71 0.77 $30.87 $64,200
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,260 0.74 0.80 $30.37 $63,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,950 0.71 0.77 $31.00 $64,480
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,730 0.87 0.95 $25.66 $53,370