Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
94,170 1.6 % $16.44 $34,200 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.34 $11.79 $15.54 $20.17 $24.82
Annual Wage (2) $19,420 $24,530 $32,310 $41,960 $51,620


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) 50,540 0.94 $15.73 $32,710
Elementary and Secondary Schools 17,000 0.20 $15.54 $32,320
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 13,490 0.45 $19.10 $39,730
Other Information Services 5,910 2.55 $15.20 $31,610
Junior Colleges 3,020 0.40 $18.58 $38,640

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 5,910 2.55 $15.20 $31,610
Local Government (OES Designation) 50,540 0.94 $15.73 $32,710
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 13,490 0.45 $19.10 $39,730
Junior Colleges 3,020 0.40 $18.58 $38,640
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 550 0.36 $17.89 $37,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 170 0.03 $26.98 $56,120
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 720 0.04 $23.74 $49,370
Legal Services 460 0.04 $22.14 $46,050
State Government (OES Designation) 1,100 0.05 $20.01 $41,630
Civic and Social Organizations (8) (8) $19.43 $40,410


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 9,820 0.63 0.93 $20.61 $42,870
New York 7,640 0.85 1.25 $15.40 $32,040
Illinois 6,420 1.10 1.61 $16.40 $34,110
Ohio 3,880 0.74 1.08 $15.51 $32,260
Texas 3,810 0.33 0.48 $13.71 $28,520



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 540 1.77 2.59 $15.12 $31,450
South Dakota 670 1.62 2.38 $12.11 $25,180
Maine 880 1.49 2.18 $15.56 $32,360
Wyoming 370 1.32 1.93 $15.66 $32,570
Oregon 1,950 1.12 1.64 $18.09 $37,630



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 680 1.00 1.47 $23.50 $48,870
California 9,820 0.63 0.93 $20.61 $42,870
Hawaii 200 0.32 0.47 $20.41 $42,450
Massachusetts 3,430 1.01 1.48 $20.34 $42,300
Connecticut 1,690 1.02 1.49 $20.19 $42,000




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 4,620 0.71 1.04 $17.36 $36,100
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,230 1.18 1.73 $17.10 $35,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,850 0.76 1.12 $20.83 $43,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,830 0.45 0.65 $20.35 $42,320
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,700 0.96 1.41 $22.23 $46,240
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,520 1.19 1.74 $15.75 $32,760
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,320 0.86 1.26 $21.68 $45,090
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,230 0.50 0.73 $13.73 $28,570
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,210 0.91 1.34 $19.41 $40,370
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,000 0.92 1.35 $18.76 $39,010