Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
131,550 0.7 % $28.33 $58,930 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.26 $21.43 $27.35 $34.43 $42.56
Annual Wage (2) $33,810 $44,580 $56,880 $71,620 $88,530


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 50,210 0.60 $29.17 $60,670
Local Government (OES Designation) 39,010 0.73 $25.69 $53,440
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,210 0.68 $30.76 $63,980
Other Information Services 6,160 2.65 $25.14 $52,290
Junior Colleges 4,690 0.62 $29.57 $61,510

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 6,160 2.65 $25.14 $52,290
Local Government (OES Designation) 39,010 0.73 $25.69 $53,440
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,210 0.68 $30.76 $63,980
Junior Colleges 4,690 0.62 $29.57 $61,510
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50,210 0.60 $29.17 $60,670

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) 1,390 0.07 $39.85 $82,880
Other Financial Investment Activities 50 0.01 $37.39 $77,760
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 70 0.01 $36.54 $76,000
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 130 0.01 $36.43 $75,770
Legal Services 1,380 0.12 $35.07 $72,940


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 11,400 1.27 1.33 $32.41 $67,420
Texas 10,420 0.90 0.94 $27.41 $57,010
California 9,540 0.62 0.65 $34.45 $71,650
Florida 5,840 0.74 0.77 $27.88 $58,000
Illinois 5,740 0.98 1.03 $26.56 $55,250



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 700 2.30 2.41 $23.87 $49,640
District of Columbia 1,230 1.83 1.91 $39.80 $82,780
Rhode Island 740 1.56 1.64 $30.53 $63,500
New Hampshire 950 1.49 1.56 $26.47 $55,060
Connecticut 2,370 1.43 1.50 $32.61 $67,830



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 1,230 1.83 1.91 $39.80 $82,780
California 9,540 0.62 0.65 $34.45 $71,650
Delaware 470 1.09 1.14 $32.85 $68,330
Massachusetts 4,770 1.40 1.47 $32.72 $68,070
Maryland 3,080 1.19 1.24 $32.69 $68,000




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,550 1.01 1.06 $33.87 $70,440
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,310 0.93 0.97 $29.20 $60,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,310 1.37 1.43 $37.51 $78,030
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,740 1.56 1.63 $35.56 $73,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,680 0.65 0.68 $36.08 $75,050
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 2,420 1.89 1.99 $37.50 $78,010
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,190 0.75 0.78 $29.12 $60,580
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,120 0.91 0.95 $28.54 $59,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,970 0.79 0.83 $28.39 $59,050
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,680 1.46 1.53 $32.30 $67,190