Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
94,140 1.3 % $13.54 $28,170 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.96 $10.05 $12.41 $16.03 $20.12
Annual Wage (2) $18,630 $20,910 $25,810 $33,340 $41,850


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) 58,120 1.07 $13.28 $27,620
Elementary and Secondary Schools 13,070 0.15 $13.87 $28,850
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 10,900 0.36 $15.22 $31,670
Other Information Services 7,690 2.78 $11.72 $24,370
Junior Colleges 2,390 0.32 $13.87 $28,850

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 7,690 2.78 $11.72 $24,370
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 58,120 1.07 $13.28 $27,620
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 10,900 0.36 $15.22 $31,670
Junior Colleges 2,390 0.32 $13.87 $28,850
Elementary and Secondary Schools 13,070 0.15 $13.87 $28,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 260 0.02 $20.18 $41,980
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 80 0.01 $19.71 $40,990
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 510 0.02 $17.45 $36,290
Educational Support Services 40 0.02 $16.46 $34,230
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 130 0.08 $16.37 $34,050


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 9,400 0.56 0.85 $15.90 $33,070
Illinois 7,170 1.21 1.83 $13.77 $28,640
New York 6,660 0.72 1.10 $15.31 $31,830
Texas 5,600 0.47 0.71 $12.54 $26,090
Pennsylvania 5,400 0.93 1.41 $11.95 $24,850




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 1.38 2.09 $12.85 $26,740
Illinois 7,170 1.21 1.83 $13.77 $28,640
Rhode Island 540 1.14 1.73 $13.80 $28,710
Iowa 1,740 1.13 1.72 $12.24 $25,450
Delaware 480 1.09 1.64 $11.33 $23,560




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 270 0.84 1.27 $18.09 $37,620
Nevada 840 0.64 0.97 $18.08 $37,600
Oregon 990 0.54 0.82 $16.50 $34,320
Massachusetts 2,480 0.70 1.06 $16.41 $34,140
California 9,400 0.56 0.85 $15.90 $33,070



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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)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,390 1.20 1.81 $14.56 $30,280
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,700 0.55 0.84 $14.80 $30,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,040 0.69 1.04 $15.45 $32,140
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,460 1.42 2.15 $14.72 $30,610
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,350 1.03 1.56 $18.06 $37,570
Pittsburgh, PA 1,240 1.10 1.66 $10.89 $22,650
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,150 1.27 1.93 $13.37 $27,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.44 0.66 $17.49 $36,370
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.89 1.34 $15.12 $31,450
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,020 0.71 1.08 $14.38 $29,910


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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)
Bay City, MI 100 2.99 4.53 $9.81 $20,410
Ocean City, NJ 100 2.46 3.73 $15.00 $31,200
St. Cloud, MN 240 2.25 3.41 $15.49 $32,210
Ithaca, NY 110 2.19 3.32 $18.20 $37,860
Bloomington, IN 150 2.16 3.28 $13.19 $27,440
Fairbanks, AK 80 2.05 3.10 $17.60 $36,610
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 270 1.97 2.98 $14.40 $29,950
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 60 1.87 2.83 $12.73 $26,470
Springfield, OH 90 1.86 2.82 $13.88 $28,870
Logan, UT-ID 100 1.77 2.67 $14.80 $30,780