Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
101,990 1.6 % $12.43 $25,850 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.27 $9.16 $11.37 $14.74 $18.45
Annual Wage (2) $17,200 $19,050 $23,660 $30,650 $38,370


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) 60,500 1.10 $11.95 $24,850
Elementary and Secondary Schools 15,670 0.19 $12.76 $26,540
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 12,620 0.43 $14.56 $30,280
Other Information Services 7,450 3.96 $10.79 $22,430
Junior Colleges 3,090 0.41 $12.95 $26,930

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 7,450 3.96 $10.79 $22,430
Local Government (OES Designation) 60,500 1.10 $11.95 $24,850
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 12,620 0.43 $14.56 $30,280
Junior Colleges 3,090 0.41 $12.95 $26,930
Elementary and Secondary Schools 15,670 0.19 $12.76 $26,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 430 0.04 $17.37 $36,130
Offices of Physicians 50 (7) $17.28 $35,940
State Government (OES Designation) 650 0.03 $16.59 $34,510
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 330 0.01 $16.26 $33,830
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $14.64 $30,460


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 8,930 0.61 0.79 $14.72 $30,630
Ohio 8,220 1.60 2.08 $12.53 $26,060
New York 7,810 0.90 1.18 $13.72 $28,530
Illinois 7,020 1.23 1.60 $11.72 $24,370
Texas 6,950 0.64 0.83 $11.47 $23,850




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 8,220 1.60 2.08 $12.53 $26,060
New Hampshire 930 1.49 1.94 $11.72 $24,370
Indiana 3,730 1.31 1.70 $10.96 $22,800
Illinois 7,020 1.23 1.60 $11.72 $24,370
Alaska 360 1.13 1.46 $17.65 $36,710




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 480 0.72 0.93 $23.41 $48,690
Alaska 360 1.13 1.46 $17.65 $36,710
Nevada 590 0.51 0.66 $17.59 $36,580
Massachusetts 2,950 0.91 1.18 $16.47 $34,250
Oregon 1,180 0.72 0.93 $14.75 $30,680





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,940 1.07 1.38 $12.22 $25,420
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,300 0.63 0.82 $12.62 $26,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,540 0.64 0.83 $12.97 $26,980
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 2,130 2.10 2.74 $13.45 $27,970
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,050 1.66 2.16 $16.41 $34,130
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,830 0.99 1.29 $13.23 $27,520
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,650 0.94 1.23 $18.55 $38,590
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,510 0.55 0.71 $11.45 $23,820
Columbus, OH 1,510 1.60 2.08 $12.16 $25,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.56 0.73 $17.66 $36,730