Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

25-4021 Librarians

Administer libraries and perform related library services. Work in a variety of settings, including public libraries, educational institutions, museums, corporations, government agencies, law firms, non-profit organizations, and healthcare providers. Tasks may include selecting, acquiring, cataloguing, classifying, circulating, and maintaining library materials; and furnishing reference, bibliographical, and readers' advisory services. May perform in-depth, strategic research, and synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter information. May set up or work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information.


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)
129,350 0.8 % $28.78 $59,870 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.39 $21.67 $27.73 $34.99 $43.34
Annual Wage (2) $34,100 $45,060 $57,680 $72,780 $90,140


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 47,630 0.57 $29.81 $62,000
Local Government (OES Designation) 39,790 0.74 $25.93 $53,930
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 19,790 0.66 $31.46 $65,430
Other Information Services 6,940 2.72 $25.85 $53,770
Junior Colleges 4,580 0.61 $30.76 $63,990

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 6,940 2.72 $25.85 $53,770
Local Government (OES Designation) 39,790 0.74 $25.93 $53,930
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 19,790 0.66 $31.46 $65,430
Junior Colleges 4,580 0.61 $30.76 $63,990
Elementary and Secondary Schools 47,630 0.57 $29.81 $62,000

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) 1,400 0.07 $40.46 $84,160
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 90 (7) $39.30 $81,740
Legal Services 1,300 0.12 $36.34 $75,590
Insurance Carriers 30 (7) $35.77 $74,410
Scientific Research and Development Services 540 0.08 $34.30 $71,350


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 11,860 1.30 1.41 $32.48 $67,550
Texas 10,370 0.88 0.96 $28.17 $58,600
California 9,200 0.58 0.63 $35.82 $74,510
Illinois 6,070 1.03 1.12 $26.59 $55,310
Florida 5,970 0.73 0.79 $27.79 $57,790




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 750 2.46 2.67 $23.85 $49,600
District of Columbia 1,160 1.66 1.80 $40.17 $83,550
New Hampshire 1,010 1.57 1.70 $26.44 $55,000
Rhode Island 690 1.45 1.58 $30.69 $63,830
Wyoming 400 1.43 1.56 $24.43 $50,800




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 1,160 1.66 1.80 $40.17 $83,550
California 9,200 0.58 0.63 $35.82 $74,510
Delaware 410 0.94 1.02 $33.98 $70,680
Massachusetts 4,670 1.35 1.47 $33.17 $68,990
Maryland 2,940 1.12 1.21 $33.04 $68,720





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,940 1.05 1.14 $33.74 $70,180
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,750 1.03 1.12 $28.63 $59,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,250 1.30 1.42 $38.89 $80,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,670 0.63 0.69 $37.83 $78,680
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,640 1.46 1.59 $36.06 $75,000
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 2,470 1.92 2.08 $37.12 $77,210
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,250 0.77 0.83 $29.11 $60,550
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,040 0.84 0.91 $30.00 $62,390
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,880 1.62 1.76 $32.69 $68,000
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,740 0.68 0.74 $27.82 $57,860