Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
90,030 1.5 % $17.07 $35,510 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.73 $12.09 $16.20 $21.13 $26.04
Annual Wage (2) $20,240 $25,150 $33,690 $43,940 $54,170


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) 49,630 0.91 $16.16 $33,610
Elementary and Secondary Schools 14,980 0.18 $17.16 $35,690
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 12,360 0.41 $19.67 $40,910
Other Information Services 6,350 2.30 $15.86 $32,990
Junior Colleges 2,870 0.39 $18.72 $38,950

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 6,350 2.30 $15.86 $32,990
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 49,630 0.91 $16.16 $33,610
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 12,360 0.41 $19.67 $40,910
Junior Colleges 2,870 0.39 $18.72 $38,950
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 310 0.19 $17.15 $35,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 150 0.02 $29.53 $61,430
Social Advocacy Organizations (8) (8) $26.53 $55,180
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $25.58 $53,210
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 640 0.03 $24.52 $51,000
Legal Services 240 0.02 $23.72 $49,330


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 10,390 0.62 0.99 $21.47 $44,650
New York 8,010 0.87 1.38 $16.06 $33,410
Illinois 5,720 0.96 1.53 $17.40 $36,180
Ohio 4,690 0.87 1.38 $15.32 $31,860
Michigan 3,580 0.84 1.33 $14.95 $31,090




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)
South Dakota 670 1.60 2.53 $12.55 $26,100
Wyoming 390 1.47 2.33 $15.99 $33,270
Maine 770 1.29 2.04 $16.95 $35,260
New Hampshire 680 1.05 1.66 $17.74 $36,900
Wisconsin 2,940 1.04 1.65 $13.41 $27,900




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 640 0.90 1.42 $24.18 $50,300
Connecticut 1,490 0.90 1.43 $21.83 $45,410
Massachusetts 3,190 0.91 1.43 $21.82 $45,390
California 10,390 0.62 0.99 $21.47 $44,650
Washington 1,970 0.62 0.98 $21.30 $44,310



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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 5,030 0.75 1.19 $17.80 $37,030
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,250 0.89 1.40 $18.29 $38,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,350 0.53 0.84 $21.14 $43,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,730 0.69 1.09 $20.80 $43,260
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,620 0.88 1.39 $23.82 $49,550
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,440 1.10 1.74 $14.95 $31,100
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,200 0.73 1.15 $22.74 $47,300
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,050 0.73 1.16 $20.12 $41,850
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,040 0.99 1.56 $14.97 $31,140
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 980 0.96 1.51 $18.07 $37,590


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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 170 3.43 5.43 $21.95 $45,650
Monroe, MI 130 3.40 5.38 $14.77 $30,710
Champaign-Urbana, IL 300 3.06 4.84 $18.10 $37,640
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 90 2.85 4.51 $17.19 $35,750
Corvallis, OR 80 2.22 3.52 $21.49 $44,700
Greeley, CO 200 2.07 3.28 $16.37 $34,060
Fairbanks, AK 70 1.97 3.12 $23.21 $48,280
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 410 1.89 3.00 $17.16 $35,700
Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division 450 1.78 2.82 $17.61 $36,620
Baton Rouge, LA 660 1.68 2.67 $16.76 $34,860