Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

25-4021 Librarians

Administer libraries and perform related library services. Work in a variety of settings, including public libraries, educational institutions, 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
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)
148,240 0.7 % $27.09 $56,360 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.15 $20.86 $26.20 $32.63 $40.15
Annual Wage (2) $33,590 $43,390 $54,500 $67,860 $83,510


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)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 63,310 0.74 $28.23 $58,720
Local Government (OES Designation) 42,240 0.76 $24.20 $50,340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,100 0.71 $28.99 $60,300
Other Information Services 6,060 4.40 $23.43 $48,730
Junior Colleges 4,530 0.59 $29.64 $61,650

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 6,060 4.40 $23.43 $48,730
Local Government (OES Designation) 42,240 0.76 $24.20 $50,340
Elementary and Secondary Schools 63,310 0.74 $28.23 $58,720
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,100 0.71 $28.99 $60,300
Junior Colleges 4,530 0.59 $29.64 $61,650

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,710 0.08 $38.69 $80,480
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 30 0.17 $36.09 $75,060
Legal Services 1,770 0.16 $33.13 $68,920
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 270 0.03 $32.98 $68,610
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 70 0.02 $32.18 $66,940


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)
New York 11,930 1.43 1.23 $29.46 $61,280
Texas 11,460 1.14 0.97 $26.43 $54,980
California 9,360 0.67 0.57 $32.74 $68,110
Illinois 7,820 1.42 1.21 $28.10 $58,440
Florida 7,110 1.00 0.86 $26.99 $56,130




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)
Vermont 670 2.33 2.00 $21.29 $44,280
Wyoming 500 1.86 1.59 $20.96 $43,600
New Hampshire 1,120 1.85 1.59 $23.82 $49,540
District of Columbia 1,180 1.84 1.58 $33.02 $68,690
Massachusetts 5,220 1.68 1.44 $30.60 $63,650




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 1,180 1.84 1.58 $33.02 $68,690
California 9,360 0.67 0.57 $32.74 $68,110
Maryland 3,500 1.42 1.22 $31.31 $65,130
Connecticut 2,500 1.56 1.34 $31.25 $65,000
New Jersey 4,300 1.14 0.98 $31.12 $64,730

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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,340 1.07 0.92 $30.72 $63,910
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 5,110 1.44 1.24 $30.55 $63,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,570 1.56 1.34 $34.80 $72,390
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,110 1.87 1.61 $32.76 $68,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,870 0.75 0.65 $33.01 $68,660
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,830 2.35 2.02 $33.35 $69,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,500 1.00 0.86 $27.36 $56,920
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,210 1.10 0.95 $28.03 $58,300
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,050 0.93 0.80 $28.87 $60,050
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,970 1.09 0.94 $28.48 $59,230




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)
Ithaca, NY 140 2.89 2.48 $25.57 $53,180
Lawrence, KS 120 2.63 2.25 $20.26 $42,130
New Haven, CT 630 2.39 2.05 $33.86 $70,430
Kankakee-Bradley, IL 100 2.38 2.04 $17.56 $36,520
Gainesville, FL 280 2.38 2.04 $28.38 $59,030
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,830 2.35 2.02 $33.35 $69,360
Durham, NC 610 2.29 1.96 $27.71 $57,630
Bloomington, IN 150 2.13 1.83 $27.50 $57,190
Manhattan, KS 120 2.13 1.82 $20.35 $42,330
Harrisonburg, VA 120 2.05 1.76 $24.85 $51,680