Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical

Compile records, sort, shelve, issue, and receive library materials such as books, electronic media, pictures, cards, slides and microfilm. Locate library materials for loan and replace material in shelving area, stacks, or files according to identification number and title. Register patrons to permit them to borrow books, periodicals, and other library materials. Excludes "Library Technicians" (25-4031).


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)
100,800 1.5 % $12.51 $26,010 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.35 $9.22 $11.50 $14.81 $18.47
Annual Wage (2) $17,370 $19,170 $23,910 $30,800 $38,420


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) 59,570 1.12 $12.04 $25,030
Elementary and Secondary Schools 14,860 0.18 $12.86 $26,750
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 12,470 0.42 $14.51 $30,180
Other Information Services 7,970 3.83 $11.13 $23,150
Junior Colleges 3,290 0.43 $13.00 $27,040

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 7,970 3.83 $11.13 $23,150
Local Government (OES Designation) 59,570 1.12 $12.04 $25,030
Junior Colleges 3,290 0.43 $13.00 $27,040
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 12,470 0.42 $14.51 $30,180
Elementary and Secondary Schools 14,860 0.18 $12.86 $26,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 390 0.03 $16.98 $35,330
Offices of Physicians 60 (7) $16.79 $34,930
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 300 0.01 $16.46 $34,240
State Government (OES Designation) 680 0.03 $15.68 $32,610
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 12,470 0.42 $14.51 $30,180


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 8,550 0.57 0.76 $14.39 $29,940
Ohio 8,390 1.61 2.16 $12.82 $26,670
New York 7,540 0.86 1.15 $14.10 $29,330
Texas 6,690 0.60 0.80 $11.50 $23,930
Illinois 5,690 0.99 1.32 $11.90 $24,760



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)
Ohio 8,390 1.61 2.16 $12.82 $26,670
New Hampshire 880 1.40 1.88 $11.99 $24,930
Vermont 370 1.24 1.67 $12.14 $25,240
Indiana 3,360 1.16 1.55 $11.13 $23,150
Michigan 4,430 1.09 1.46 $10.82 $22,510



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 340 1.06 1.42 $18.03 $37,500
Nevada 610 0.51 0.69 $17.33 $36,040
Massachusetts 2,970 0.89 1.20 $16.00 $33,290
District of Columbia 480 0.71 0.95 $15.77 $32,790
Hawaii 290 0.47 0.63 $14.65 $30,480




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 3,500 0.65 0.87 $13.38 $27,830
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,850 0.76 1.02 $12.73 $26,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,600 0.64 0.86 $13.20 $27,460
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 2,450 2.41 3.24 $13.40 $27,870
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,790 1.42 1.91 $16.79 $34,930
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,590 0.85 1.15 $13.22 $27,500
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,550 0.86 1.16 $17.96 $37,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,520 0.54 0.72 $11.76 $24,460
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,370 1.36 1.83 $13.26 $27,590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.56 0.75 $15.08 $31,370