Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
109,440 1.7 % $12.30 $25,570 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.17 $9.08 $11.27 $14.65 $18.28
Annual Wage (2) $16,990 $18,890 $23,440 $30,470 $38,020


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 (OES Designation) 64,130 1.16 $11.84 $24,630
Elementary and Secondary Schools 18,450 0.22 $12.73 $26,490
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 13,720 0.48 $14.15 $29,420
Other Information Services 7,520 5.05 $10.59 $22,030
Junior Colleges 2,920 0.38 $12.78 $26,570

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 7,520 5.05 $10.59 $22,030
Local Government (OES Designation) 64,130 1.16 $11.84 $24,630
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 13,720 0.48 $14.15 $29,420
Junior Colleges 2,920 0.38 $12.78 $26,570
Elementary and Secondary Schools 18,450 0.22 $12.73 $26,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 560 0.05 $17.15 $35,660
Offices of Physicians (8) (8) $16.74 $34,820
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $15.70 $32,660
State Government (OES Designation) 720 0.03 $15.49 $32,230
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 40 0.01 $15.13 $31,470


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 10,200 0.73 0.85 $15.14 $31,500
New York 9,090 1.08 1.26 $13.31 $27,690
Ohio 8,200 1.65 1.93 $12.20 $25,380
Illinois 7,650 1.37 1.61 $12.16 $25,290
Texas 6,400 0.62 0.73 $11.58 $24,090




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)
Ohio 8,200 1.65 1.93 $12.20 $25,380
Indiana 4,250 1.54 1.81 $10.52 $21,880
Illinois 7,650 1.37 1.61 $12.16 $25,290
New Hampshire 780 1.28 1.51 $11.30 $23,510
Vermont 360 1.24 1.46 $11.43 $23,770




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 470 0.73 0.85 $21.18 $44,060
Alaska 330 1.05 1.23 $17.66 $36,730
Nevada 800 0.72 0.84 $15.15 $31,510
California 10,200 0.73 0.85 $15.14 $31,500
Hawaii 270 0.47 0.55 $14.63 $30,440





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,770 1.33 1.56 $12.67 $26,350
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,390 0.67 0.79 $12.37 $25,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,210 0.84 0.98 $13.54 $28,160
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,200 1.21 1.42 $13.43 $27,940
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,110 1.75 2.05 $16.08 $33,440
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,660 1.33 1.56 $11.39 $23,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,640 0.71 0.83 $17.30 $35,990
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,620 1.66 1.94 $13.62 $28,320
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,530 0.91 1.07 $15.29 $31,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,380 0.62 0.72 $11.13 $23,150




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)
Ann Arbor, MI 750 3.94 4.62 $9.78 $20,340
Manhattan, KS 150 2.85 3.34 (8) (8)
Kingston, NY 160 2.78 3.26 $10.94 $22,750
Bloomington, IN 200 2.72 3.19 $14.12 $29,370
Ames, IA 110 2.65 3.11 $16.60 $34,530
Champaign-Urbana, IL 240 2.51 2.94 $12.73 $26,480
Springfield, OH 120 2.40 2.82 $11.88 $24,710
Farmington, NM 120 2.39 2.81 $9.78 $20,350
State College, PA 160 2.38 2.79 $14.31 $29,770
Charlottesville, VA 210 2.25 2.64 $9.20 $19,130