Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

25-4021 Librarians

Administer libraries and perform related library services. Work in a variety of settings, including public libraries, schools, colleges and universities, museums, corporations, government agencies, law firms, non-profit organizations, and healthcare providers. Tasks may include selecting, acquiring, cataloguing, classifying, circulating, and maintaining library materials; and furnishing reference, bibliographical, and readers' advisory services. May perform in-depth, strategic research, and synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter information. May set up or work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
150,520 0.6 % $26.76 $55,670 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.10 $20.66 $25.82 $32.09 $39.64
Annual Wage (2) $33,480 $42,980 $53,710 $66,750 $82,450


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Elementary and Secondary Schools 64,240 $27.86 $57,950
Local Government (OES Designation) 42,290 $24.00 $49,920
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,620 $28.57 $59,430
Other Information Services 6,130 $23.22 $48,300
Junior Colleges 4,380 $29.11 $60,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,740 $38.25 $79,550
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 60 $34.48 $71,710
Legal Services 1,900 $31.91 $66,370
Other Financial Investment Activities (8) $31.31 $65,130
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 270 $31.28 $65,060


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
District of Columbia 1,380 $32.90 $68,430 2.172
Vermont 620 $21.48 $44,680 2.118
Massachusetts 5,370 $30.24 $62,910 1.695
Maryland 4,170 $30.29 $63,000 1.666
North Dakota 590 $18.88 $39,260 1.654

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
District of Columbia 1,380 $32.90 $68,430 2.172
California 10,280 $31.80 $66,130 0.707
Maryland 4,170 $30.29 $63,000 1.666
Connecticut 2,570 $30.29 $63,000 1.557
Massachusetts 5,370 $30.24 $62,910 1.695


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Ithaca, NY 120 $24.61 $51,190 2.411
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,910 $32.48 $67,550 2.370
Lawrence, KS 110 $20.34 $42,310 2.276
Kankakee-Bradley, IL 90 $18.67 $38,820 2.237
New Haven, CT 610 $33.92 $70,560 2.229

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,010 $36.18 $75,250 1.024
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 860 $35.95 $74,770 1.549
Waterbury, CT 100 $35.55 $73,940 1.531
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 850 $35.07 $72,950 0.958
Cumberland, MD-WV 50 $34.77 $72,320 1.304


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

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Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010