Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
95,980 1.3 % $15.86 $33,000 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.05 $11.41 $15.04 $19.39 $23.87
Annual Wage (2) $18,820 $23,740 $31,280 $40,320 $49,650


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) 50,270 0.92 $15.36 $31,950
Elementary and Secondary Schools 18,290 0.22 $14.61 $30,390
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 14,350 0.49 $18.11 $37,660
Other Information Services 5,890 3.13 $14.92 $31,040
Junior Colleges 2,890 0.38 $17.61 $36,620

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 5,890 3.13 $14.92 $31,040
Local Government (OES Designation) 50,270 0.92 $15.36 $31,950
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 14,350 0.49 $18.11 $37,660
Junior Colleges 2,890 0.38 $17.61 $36,620
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 430 0.31 $16.24 $33,780

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 160 0.02 $25.62 $53,300
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 820 0.04 $23.14 $48,120
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 (7) $22.97 $47,770
Offices of Physicians 40 (7) $21.50 $44,720
Legal Services 480 0.04 $21.37 $44,450


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 9,940 0.68 0.93 $20.12 $41,840
New York 6,740 0.78 1.08 $15.62 $32,500
Illinois 4,490 0.79 1.09 $15.40 $32,040
New Jersey 4,220 1.10 1.53 $19.06 $39,640
Ohio 4,080 0.80 1.10 $15.34 $31,910




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)
Wyoming 580 2.07 2.86 $15.46 $32,150
Maine 1,000 1.71 2.37 $15.13 $31,480
South Dakota 640 1.60 2.21 $11.66 $24,250
Idaho 980 1.60 2.21 $11.81 $24,570
Oregon 1,920 1.17 1.61 $16.90 $35,150




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 700 1.05 1.46 $21.41 $44,540
Alaska 230 0.70 0.97 $20.52 $42,690
California 9,940 0.68 0.93 $20.12 $41,840
Maryland 2,080 0.82 1.13 $19.49 $40,540
New Jersey 4,220 1.10 1.53 $19.06 $39,640





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 3,910 0.75 1.03 $17.57 $36,560
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,450 0.66 0.91 $17.10 $35,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,960 0.83 1.14 $19.53 $40,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,940 0.49 0.67 $19.90 $41,390
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,460 0.83 1.15 $19.84 $41,260
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,390 1.13 1.56 $15.26 $31,750
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,390 1.41 1.95 $18.05 $37,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,380 0.60 0.82 $12.45 $25,900
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,150 0.64 0.89 $16.95 $35,250
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.76 1.05 $20.56 $42,770