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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2023

43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical

Compile records, and sort, shelve, issue, and receive library materials such as books, electronic media, pictures, cards, slides and microfilm. Locate library materials for loan and replace material in shelving area, stacks, or files according to identification number and title. Register patrons to permit them to borrow books, periodicals, and other library materials. Excludes “Library Technicians” (25-4031).


National estimates for Library Assistants, Clerical
Industry profile for Library Assistants, Clerical
Geographic profile for Library Assistants, Clerical

National estimates for Library Assistants, Clerical:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Library Assistants, Clerical:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
83,680 1.4 % $ 17.29 $ 35,970 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Library Assistants, Clerical:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.30 $ 13.79 $ 16.36 $ 19.86 $ 24.14
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,510 $ 28,670 $ 34,020 $ 41,300 $ 50,200


Industry profile for Library Assistants, Clerical:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Library Assistants, Clerical are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Library Assistants, Clerical, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Library Assistants, Clerical:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding Schools and Hospitals (OEWS Designation) 53,920 0.98 $ 17.04 $ 35,440
Elementary and Secondary Schools 11,780 0.14 $ 17.79 $ 37,000
Web Search Portals, Libraries, Archives, and Other Information Services 7,580 4.11 $ 16.51 $ 34,340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,570 0.24 $ 18.96 $ 39,430
Junior Colleges 1,390 0.22 $ 16.89 $ 35,140

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Library Assistants, Clerical:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Web Search Portals, Libraries, Archives, and Other Information Services 7,580 4.11 $ 16.51 $ 34,340
Local Government, excluding Schools and Hospitals (OEWS Designation) 53,920 0.98 $ 17.04 $ 35,440
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,570 0.24 $ 18.96 $ 39,430
Junior Colleges 1,390 0.22 $ 16.89 $ 35,140
Elementary and Secondary Schools 11,780 0.14 $ 17.79 $ 37,000

Top paying industries for Library Assistants, Clerical:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 80 0.01 $ 29.82 $ 62,020
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 90 (7) $ 21.67 $ 45,080
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $ 21.10 $ 43,890
State Government, excluding Schools and Hospitals (OEWS Designation) 400 0.02 $ 18.98 $ 39,480
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,570 0.24 $ 18.96 $ 39,430


Geographic profile for Library Assistants, Clerical:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Library Assistants, Clerical are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Library Assistants, Clerical, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of library assistants, clerical by state, May 2023


States with the highest employment level in Library Assistants, Clerical:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 9,280 0.52 0.94 $ 23.12 $ 48,090
New York 6,530 0.70 1.26 $ 18.32 $ 38,110
Ohio 5,770 1.05 1.91 $ 15.86 $ 33,000
Illinois 5,010 0.83 1.51 $ 16.19 $ 33,680
Pennsylvania 4,410 0.74 1.34 $ 14.63 $ 30,420


Map of location quotient of library assistants, clerical by state, May 2023


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Library Assistants, Clerical:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 920 1.37 2.48 $ 16.55 $ 34,430
Rhode Island 540 1.11 2.02 $ 17.25 $ 35,890
Ohio 5,770 1.05 1.91 $ 15.86 $ 33,000
Vermont 310 1.03 1.88 $ 17.09 $ 35,540
Connecticut 1,520 0.92 1.66 $ 19.11 $ 39,740


Map of annual mean wages of library assistants, clerical by state, May 2023


Top paying states for Library Assistants, Clerical:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 100 0.14 0.25 $ 24.92 $ 51,840
California 9,280 0.52 0.94 $ 23.12 $ 48,090
Massachusetts 2,350 0.65 1.17 $ 21.85 $ 45,440
Washington 3,070 0.88 1.60 $ 21.34 $ 44,390
Nevada 720 0.49 0.89 $ 21.09 $ 43,870



Map of employment of library assistants, clerical by area, May 2023


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Library Assistants, Clerical:

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 6,580 0.69 1.26 $ 19.30 $ 40,150
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,840 0.85 1.55 $ 16.46 $ 34,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,080 0.50 0.90 $ 22.88 $ 47,580
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,960 0.69 1.26 $ 16.84 $ 35,040
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,850 0.67 1.21 $ 22.43 $ 46,650
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,380 0.57 1.04 $ 28.54 $ 59,370
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,300 1.30 2.35 $ 16.10 $ 33,490
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,230 0.59 1.07 $ 22.64 $ 47,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,220 0.39 0.71 $ 20.33 $ 42,280
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,210 1.12 2.03 $ 15.91 $ 33,090


Map of location quotient of library assistants, clerical by area, May 2023


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Library Assistants, Clerical:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ann Arbor, MI 810 3.77 6.85 $ 16.48 $ 34,280
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 110 2.89 5.25 $ 14.42 $ 29,990
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 140 2.88 5.22 $ 21.82 $ 45,380
Wheeling, WV-OH 160 2.81 5.10 $ 13.65 $ 28,400
Ocean City, NJ 110 2.71 4.92 $ 20.90 $ 43,470
Bellingham, WA 220 2.45 4.45 $ 20.36 $ 42,340
Wenatchee, WA 120 2.40 4.35 $ 19.93 $ 41,460
Kingston, NY 130 2.31 4.20 $ 16.68 $ 34,680
Bay City, MI 80 2.27 4.12 $ 15.94 $ 33,160
State College, PA 140 2.09 3.79 $ 13.86 $ 28,830


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