Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
126,800 0.9 % $29.21 $60,760 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.49 $21.97 $28.14 $35.56 $44.05
Annual Wage (2) $34,300 $45,690 $58,520 $73,970 $91,620


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 45,470 0.54 $30.37 $63,170
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40,740 0.75 $26.23 $54,560
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 18,580 0.62 $32.04 $66,650
Other Information Services 7,370 2.67 $26.69 $55,510
Junior Colleges 4,340 0.59 $31.51 $65,540

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 7,370 2.67 $26.69 $55,510
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40,740 0.75 $26.23 $54,560
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 18,580 0.62 $32.04 $66,650
Junior Colleges 4,340 0.59 $31.51 $65,540
Elementary and Secondary Schools 45,470 0.54 $30.37 $63,170

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) 1,350 0.07 $41.74 $86,820
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 130 0.01 $40.35 $83,940
Legal Services 1,230 0.11 $37.75 $78,530
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities (8) (8) $37.11 $77,190
Scientific Research and Development Services 450 0.07 $35.88 $74,620


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 12,360 1.34 1.51 $32.45 $67,490
Texas 10,110 0.85 0.96 $29.04 $60,400
California 8,940 0.54 0.60 $36.99 $76,940
Illinois 6,040 1.02 1.15 $27.08 $56,320
Florida 5,390 0.64 0.72 $28.43 $59,130




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 740 2.41 2.71 $23.43 $48,740
Rhode Island 830 1.74 1.95 $31.73 $66,000
District of Columbia 1,160 1.64 1.85 $40.43 $84,090
New Hampshire 1,050 1.62 1.82 $26.87 $55,890
Wyoming 370 1.37 1.54 $25.33 $52,690




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 1.64 1.85 $40.43 $84,090
California 8,940 0.54 0.60 $36.99 $76,940
Maryland 2,840 1.06 1.20 $34.35 $71,440
Alaska 420 1.31 1.47 $34.10 $70,920
Virginia 4,100 1.08 1.22 $33.89 $70,490



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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 7,790 1.16 1.31 $33.49 $69,660
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,870 1.06 1.19 $28.78 $59,860
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,120 1.24 1.39 $39.50 $82,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,700 0.61 0.69 $38.39 $79,850
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,460 1.34 1.50 $36.89 $76,730
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 2,260 1.73 1.95 $37.03 $77,020
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,160 0.74 0.83 $30.03 $62,470
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,050 0.82 0.92 $31.21 $64,920
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,560 0.95 1.07 $35.26 $73,350
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,540 1.32 1.49 $32.20 $66,970


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ithaca, NY 230 4.61 5.18 $34.61 $71,980
Charlottesville, VA 260 2.31 2.59 $32.26 $67,100
Champaign-Urbana, IL 210 2.09 2.35 $22.68 $47,180
Lawrence, KS 100 2.04 2.29 $27.67 $57,560
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 600 2.02 2.27 $31.61 $65,750
Bloomington, IN 140 2.00 2.25 $27.20 $56,580
Columbia, MO 180 1.96 2.20 $23.81 $49,530
Glens Falls, NY 100 1.95 2.19 $20.07 $41,750
New Haven, CT 470 1.74 1.95 $31.79 $66,130
Iowa City, IA 160 1.74 1.95 $32.28 $67,130