Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
136,510 0.8 % $27.67 $57,550 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.05 $21.10 $26.78 $33.66 $41.50
Annual Wage (2) $33,380 $43,890 $55,690 $70,010 $86,320


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 54,310 0.66 $28.63 $59,560
Local Government (OES Designation) 40,520 0.74 $24.97 $51,940
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 19,170 0.65 $29.81 $62,010
Other Information Services 6,370 3.39 $24.88 $51,740
Junior Colleges 4,450 0.58 $29.48 $61,330

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 6,370 3.39 $24.88 $51,740
Local Government (OES Designation) 40,520 0.74 $24.97 $51,940
Elementary and Secondary Schools 54,310 0.66 $28.63 $59,560
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 19,170 0.65 $29.81 $62,010
Junior Colleges 4,450 0.58 $29.48 $61,330

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) 1,490 0.07 $39.18 $81,500
Legal Services 1,640 0.14 $33.45 $69,580
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 190 0.01 $33.06 $68,770
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 90 0.02 $32.96 $68,560
Management of Companies and Enterprises 240 0.01 $31.12 $64,740


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 11,220 1.30 1.26 $30.90 $64,270
Texas 10,040 0.92 0.89 $26.17 $54,440
California 9,210 0.63 0.61 $33.47 $69,610
Illinois 6,660 1.17 1.13 $27.11 $56,390
Florida 6,270 0.84 0.82 $27.41 $57,020




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 590 1.97 1.91 $22.73 $47,270
District of Columbia 1,200 1.80 1.75 $35.93 $74,740
New Hampshire 1,040 1.67 1.62 $25.02 $52,030
Wyoming 450 1.62 1.57 $24.47 $50,910
Mississippi 1,620 1.50 1.46 $21.25 $44,200




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 1,200 1.80 1.75 $35.93 $74,740
California 9,210 0.63 0.61 $33.47 $69,610
Maryland 3,600 1.42 1.38 $33.10 $68,840
Connecticut 2,450 1.50 1.46 $32.62 $67,840
Colorado 2,140 0.93 0.91 $31.67 $65,880





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 5,440 1.04 1.01 $32.10 $66,760
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,050 1.09 1.06 $29.31 $60,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,340 1.41 1.37 $35.57 $73,990
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,540 1.45 1.41 $34.97 $72,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,530 0.64 0.62 $34.44 $71,630
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,530 2.05 1.99 $35.33 $73,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,250 0.98 0.95 $28.21 $58,680
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,230 0.81 0.78 $27.34 $56,860
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,890 1.03 1.00 $29.50 $61,350
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,680 0.78 0.76 $27.07 $56,310