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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
85,910 1.2 % $14.34 $29,820 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.15 $10.81 $13.22 $17.18 $21.62
Annual Wage (2) $19,030 $22,490 $27,490 $35,730 $44,970


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) 54,160 0.98 $13.95 $29,010
Elementary and Secondary Schools 10,750 0.12 $14.64 $30,450
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,750 0.32 $16.33 $33,970
Other Information Services 7,570 2.33 $13.44 $27,950
Junior Colleges 1,930 0.27 $14.80 $30,790

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 7,570 2.33 $13.44 $27,950
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 54,160 0.98 $13.95 $29,010
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,750 0.32 $16.33 $33,970
Junior Colleges 1,930 0.27 $14.80 $30,790
Elementary and Secondary Schools 10,750 0.12 $14.64 $30,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 150 0.01 $19.92 $41,430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 150 (7) $17.94 $37,320
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 500 0.02 $17.52 $36,440
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,750 0.32 $16.33 $33,970
Employment Services 110 (7) $15.94 $33,160


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 8,610 0.50 0.85 $18.40 $38,280
New York 6,540 0.69 1.17 $16.74 $34,820
Illinois 5,320 0.88 1.51 $13.03 $27,110
Pennsylvania 5,240 0.89 1.52 $12.57 $26,140
Ohio 5,070 0.93 1.59 $13.41 $27,900




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 930 1.41 2.42 $12.92 $26,880
Rhode Island 610 1.27 2.17 $15.68 $32,620
Kansas 1,720 1.24 2.11 $11.37 $23,650
Iowa 1,750 1.13 1.93 $12.14 $25,250
Wyoming 290 1.05 1.80 $15.27 $31,750




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 80 0.11 0.19 $22.60 $47,000
California 8,610 0.50 0.85 $18.40 $38,280
Oregon 1,030 0.54 0.92 $17.92 $37,280
Nevada 560 0.40 0.69 $17.65 $36,720
Alaska 240 0.75 1.28 $17.57 $36,540





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 5,970 0.62 1.06 $17.15 $35,680
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,010 0.86 1.47 $13.30 $27,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,680 0.43 0.74 $18.50 $38,470
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,490 0.86 1.48 $13.63 $28,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,480 0.46 0.79 $15.21 $31,630
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,470 0.52 0.90 $17.18 $35,730
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,400 1.34 2.28 $15.14 $31,490
Ann Arbor, MI 1,350 6.01 10.27 $12.88 $26,790
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,230 0.34 0.58 $14.20 $29,540
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,190 0.60 1.03 $16.92 $35,200