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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical

Compile records, and 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 Library Assistants, Clerical
Industry profile for Library Assistants, Clerical
Geographic profile for Library Assistants, Clerical

National estimates for Library Assistants, Clerical:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Library Assistants, Clerical:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
84,560 1.7 % $ 14.78 $ 30,740 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Library Assistants, Clerical:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.45 $ 11.17 $ 13.81 $ 17.58 $ 22.08
Annual Wage (2) $ 19,650 $ 23,240 $ 28,730 $ 36,570 $ 45,930


Industry profile for Library Assistants, Clerical:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Library Assistants, Clerical are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Library Assistants, Clerical, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Library Assistants, Clerical:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 53,780 1.00 $ 14.40 $ 29,950
Elementary and Secondary Schools 9,850 0.12 $ 15.23 $ 31,690
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,070 0.30 $ 16.70 $ 34,740
Other Information Services 8,270 2.38 $ 14.16 $ 29,440
Junior Colleges 1,680 0.25 $ 14.95 $ 31,100

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Library Assistants, Clerical:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 8,270 2.38 $ 14.16 $ 29,440
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 53,780 1.00 $ 14.40 $ 29,950
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,070 0.30 $ 16.70 $ 34,740
Junior Colleges 1,680 0.25 $ 14.95 $ 31,100
Elementary and Secondary Schools 9,850 0.12 $ 15.23 $ 31,690

Top paying industries for Library Assistants, Clerical:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 130 0.01 $ 20.03 $ 41,660
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 190 (7) $ 18.10 $ 37,650
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 560 0.03 $ 17.71 $ 36,840
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,070 0.30 $ 16.70 $ 34,740
Employment Services 110 (7) $ 16.01 $ 33,300


Geographic profile for Library Assistants, Clerical:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Library Assistants, Clerical are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Library Assistants, Clerical, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Library Assistants, Clerical:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 9,620 0.59 0.96 $ 18.92 $ 39,350
New York 6,220 0.72 1.18 $ 17.02 $ 35,410
Pennsylvania 5,290 0.96 1.58 $ 12.88 $ 26,790
Ohio 5,000 0.97 1.60 $ 13.09 $ 27,230
Texas 4,790 0.40 0.65 $ 13.09 $ 27,230




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Library Assistants, Clerical:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 2,090 1.57 2.58 $ 11.79 $ 24,520
New Hampshire 830 1.33 2.19 $ 13.41 $ 27,890
Rhode Island 540 1.22 2.01 $ 16.23 $ 33,770
Wyoming 320 1.21 2.00 $ 14.34 $ 29,830
Iowa 1,720 1.17 1.93 $ 12.34 $ 25,670




Top paying states for Library Assistants, Clerical:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 310 0.45 0.75 $ 21.49 $ 44,710
Nevada 350 0.28 0.46 $ 19.25 $ 40,040
California 9,620 0.59 0.96 $ 18.92 $ 39,350
Massachusetts 2,040 0.61 1.00 $ 18.61 $ 38,710
Oregon 960 0.53 0.87 $ 18.55 $ 38,590





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Library Assistants, Clerical:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,820 0.66 1.08 $ 17.68 $ 36,770
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,160 0.72 1.19 $ 13.65 $ 28,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,010 0.52 0.85 $ 19.13 $ 39,790
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,510 0.93 1.53 $ 13.86 $ 28,820
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,110 0.90 1.49 $ 19.03 $ 39,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,760 0.58 0.96 $ 16.64 $ 34,620
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,560 0.60 0.99 $ 18.44 $ 38,360
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,310 0.71 1.17 $ 17.80 $ 37,030
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,230 0.34 0.57 $ 14.68 $ 30,530
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,150 0.59 0.97 $ 18.13 $ 37,710




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Library Assistants, Clerical:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ann Arbor, MI 1,020 4.89 8.04 $ 13.48 $ 28,050
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 80 2.40 3.95 $ 12.33 $ 25,640
Kingston, NY 130 2.32 3.82 $ 15.57 $ 32,390
Wenatchee, WA 100 2.28 3.75 $ 15.66 $ 32,580
Barnstable Town, MA 170 1.86 3.07 $ 19.28 $ 40,090
Manhattan, KS 60 1.71 2.81 $ 12.09 $ 25,140
Bloomington, IL 130 1.62 2.66 $ 12.04 $ 25,040
Ocean City, NJ 50 1.56 2.57 $ 18.08 $ 37,610
Kankakee, IL 70 1.54 2.54 $ 10.92 $ 22,720
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 260 1.54 2.53 $ 13.65 $ 28,380