Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
93,410 1.5 % $16.72 $34,780 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.46 $11.92 $15.81 $20.66 $25.43
Annual Wage (2) $19,680 $24,790 $32,890 $42,970 $52,880


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 (OES Designation) 51,360 0.95 $15.80 $32,860
Elementary and Secondary Schools 16,250 0.19 $16.37 $34,050
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 13,090 0.44 $19.39 $40,340
Other Information Services 5,950 2.33 $16.26 $33,810
Junior Colleges 2,930 0.39 $18.67 $38,830

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 5,950 2.33 $16.26 $33,810
Local Government (OES Designation) 51,360 0.95 $15.80 $32,860
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 13,090 0.44 $19.39 $40,340
Junior Colleges 2,930 0.39 $18.67 $38,830
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 440 0.28 $18.39 $38,250

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 160 0.02 $27.99 $58,210
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 (7) $27.38 $56,940
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 690 0.03 $23.83 $49,560
Legal Services 370 0.03 $23.33 $48,530
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 40 0.01 $21.51 $44,730


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)
California 10,190 0.64 0.96 $21.04 $43,760
New York 7,390 0.81 1.22 $15.88 $33,030
Illinois 6,480 1.10 1.65 $16.73 $34,800
Ohio 4,000 0.75 1.13 $15.31 $31,850
Texas 3,740 0.32 0.48 $14.23 $29,600




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 550 1.81 2.72 $15.39 $32,020
Wyoming 440 1.60 2.40 $15.82 $32,900
South Dakota 650 1.56 2.34 $12.52 $26,050
Maine 870 1.46 2.20 $15.96 $33,190
Illinois 6,480 1.10 1.65 $16.73 $34,800




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 550 0.79 1.18 $23.86 $49,630
Connecticut 1,650 0.99 1.49 $21.17 $44,030
Massachusetts 3,290 0.95 1.43 $21.09 $43,880
California 10,190 0.64 0.96 $21.04 $43,760
Alaska 260 0.81 1.21 $20.31 $42,240





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 4,390 0.67 1.00 $18.30 $38,060
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,150 1.14 1.71 $17.34 $36,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,260 0.53 0.80 $20.44 $42,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,720 0.69 1.04 $21.15 $44,000
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,660 0.92 1.38 $22.94 $47,720
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,510 1.18 1.77 $14.43 $30,020
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.84 1.26 $21.95 $45,650
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,050 1.01 1.52 $14.44 $30,040
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,020 0.76 1.15 $17.65 $36,720
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 950 0.61 0.92 $22.04 $45,840