Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical

Compile records, 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 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)
88,970 1.3 % $13.92 $28,960 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.04 $10.42 $12.74 $16.59 $20.88
Annual Wage (2) $18,810 $21,670 $26,500 $34,500 $43,430


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) 54,740 1.00 $13.70 $28,490
Elementary and Secondary Schools 11,940 0.14 $14.18 $29,490
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 10,330 0.34 $15.33 $31,880
Other Information Services 7,600 2.57 $12.37 $25,730
Junior Colleges 2,320 0.32 $14.33 $29,810

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 7,600 2.57 $12.37 $25,730
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 54,740 1.00 $13.70 $28,490
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 10,330 0.34 $15.33 $31,880
Junior Colleges 2,320 0.32 $14.33 $29,810
Elementary and Secondary Schools 11,940 0.14 $14.18 $29,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 200 0.02 $20.63 $42,910
Scientific Research and Development Services 30 (7) $18.79 $39,070
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 550 0.03 $17.82 $37,070
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 170 (7) $16.73 $34,800
Employment Services 150 (7) $15.76 $32,780


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 8,570 0.50 0.82 $17.09 $35,540
New York 6,630 0.71 1.15 $16.30 $33,900
Illinois 5,950 0.99 1.61 $13.38 $27,840
Pennsylvania 5,380 0.92 1.50 $12.10 $25,160
Texas 5,130 0.42 0.69 $13.17 $27,390




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)
New Hampshire 900 1.37 2.23 $12.88 $26,780
Rhode Island 610 1.27 2.06 (8) (8)
Wyoming 310 1.14 1.85 $14.95 $31,090
Delaware 490 1.10 1.79 $11.66 $24,250
Iowa 1,640 1.07 1.74 $11.99 $24,930




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 100 0.14 0.23 $24.24 $50,420
Nevada 600 0.44 0.72 $17.44 $36,280
Oregon 1,050 0.56 0.91 $17.22 $35,820
California 8,570 0.50 0.82 $17.09 $35,540
Alaska 200 0.64 1.04 $16.92 $35,200





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 6,080 0.64 1.04 $16.59 $34,500
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,380 0.94 1.54 $13.91 $28,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,750 0.45 0.73 $16.58 $34,490
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,570 0.90 1.47 $13.20 $27,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,570 0.50 0.82 $14.84 $30,860
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,380 0.50 0.81 $16.00 $33,280
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,360 1.31 2.13 $14.92 $31,030
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,330 0.37 0.61 $13.84 $28,790
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,270 0.49 0.80 $13.22 $27,500
Ann Arbor, MI 1,250 5.73 9.32 $12.58 $26,160