Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-4031 Library Technicians

Assist librarians by helping readers in the use of library catalogs, databases, and indexes to locate books and other materials; and by answering questions that require only brief consultation of standard reference. Compile records; sort and shelve books or other media; remove or repair damaged books or other media; register patrons; and check materials in and out of the circulation process. Replace materials in shelving area (stacks) or files. Includes bookmobile drivers who assist with providing services in mobile libraries.


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)
100,230 1.4 % $15.54 $32,320 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.86 $11.12 $14.74 $18.96 $23.33
Annual Wage (2) $18,430 $23,120 $30,660 $39,440 $48,520


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) 52,450 0.96 $15.08 $31,370
Elementary and Secondary Schools 19,820 0.24 $14.37 $29,890
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 14,380 0.50 $17.64 $36,690
Other Information Services 6,210 3.65 $14.70 $30,580
Junior Colleges 3,070 0.40 $17.36 $36,110

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 6,210 3.65 $14.70 $30,580
Local Government (OES Designation) 52,450 0.96 $15.08 $31,370
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 14,380 0.50 $17.64 $36,690
Junior Colleges 3,070 0.40 $17.36 $36,110
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 380 0.28 $15.49 $32,230

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) 910 0.04 $22.66 $47,130
Scientific Research and Development Services 120 0.02 $22.16 $46,100
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $22.12 $46,010
Offices of Physicians 30 (7) $21.29 $44,280
Legal Services 460 0.04 $21.23 $44,160


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 9,570 0.67 0.87 $20.11 $41,840
New York 7,150 0.84 1.09 $15.13 $31,460
Illinois 5,290 0.94 1.22 $14.88 $30,950
New Jersey 5,020 1.32 1.72 $18.17 $37,790
Ohio 4,570 0.90 1.18 $14.89 $30,960




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)
Maine 1,070 1.85 2.40 $14.59 $30,350
Wyoming 490 1.77 2.30 $15.24 $31,710
South Dakota 640 1.61 2.10 $11.62 $24,170
Idaho 920 1.53 1.99 $11.60 $24,130
New Jersey 5,020 1.32 1.72 $18.17 $37,790




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 640 0.98 1.28 $20.77 $43,200
California 9,570 0.67 0.87 $20.11 $41,840
Alaska 160 0.50 0.65 $19.89 $41,370
Maryland 2,170 0.86 1.12 $19.20 $39,940
Washington 2,950 1.07 1.39 $19.07 $39,670





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 4,110 0.80 1.04 $17.43 $36,250
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,110 0.86 1.11 $16.08 $33,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,860 0.48 0.63 $19.65 $40,860
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,850 0.79 1.03 $19.55 $40,660
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,700 1.75 2.27 $17.32 $36,030
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,580 0.92 1.20 $19.47 $40,500
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,530 1.25 1.63 $13.97 $29,050
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.96 1.25 $20.21 $42,040
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,250 1.31 1.70 $19.50 $40,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,100 0.48 0.63 $13.36 $27,790