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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
125,750 1.0 % $29.58 $61,530 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.65 $22.18 $28.39 $35.93 $44.74
Annual Wage (2) $34,630 $46,130 $59,050 $74,740 $93,050


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 44,180 0.52 $30.64 $63,720
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40,930 0.75 $26.55 $55,220
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 18,440 0.61 $32.72 $68,070
Other Information Services 7,920 2.68 $27.06 $56,290
Junior Colleges 4,410 0.61 $32.86 $68,350

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 7,920 2.68 $27.06 $56,290
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40,930 0.75 $26.55 $55,220
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 18,440 0.61 $32.72 $68,070
Junior Colleges 4,410 0.61 $32.86 $68,350
Elementary and Secondary Schools 44,180 0.52 $30.64 $63,720

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) 1,290 0.06 $42.66 $88,730
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 180 0.01 $39.37 $81,890
Legal Services 1,160 0.10 $37.51 $78,020
Scientific Research and Development Services 430 0.06 $36.73 $76,400
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 40 0.01 $34.00 $70,730


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 12,690 1.35 1.56 $32.94 $68,520
Texas 9,430 0.78 0.90 $29.24 $60,810
California 8,560 0.50 0.58 $39.22 $81,580
Illinois 6,040 1.01 1.16 $27.73 $57,680
Pennsylvania 4,820 0.82 0.95 $27.66 $57,530




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 680 2.23 2.56 $23.25 $48,370
District of Columbia 1,120 1.57 1.81 $41.02 $85,330
Rhode Island 750 1.56 1.80 $33.18 $69,010
New Hampshire 970 1.48 1.70 $27.10 $56,360
New York 12,690 1.35 1.56 $32.94 $68,520




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 1,120 1.57 1.81 $41.02 $85,330
California 8,560 0.50 0.58 $39.22 $81,580
Maryland 2,950 1.10 1.26 $34.84 $72,470
Washington 2,970 0.91 1.05 $34.51 $71,780
Alaska 360 1.14 1.31 $34.22 $71,180





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 12,250 1.29 1.48 $34.21 $71,150
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,750 1.02 1.18 $29.34 $61,030
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,970 1.27 1.46 $39.57 $82,310
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,260 0.53 0.61 $39.78 $82,750
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,220 1.17 1.34 $35.40 $73,630
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,560 0.72 0.83 $30.73 $63,920
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,510 0.88 1.01 $32.30 $67,180
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,990 0.67 0.77 $29.77 $61,920
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,730 0.87 1.01 $36.94 $76,840
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,620 0.82 0.94 $24.38 $50,720