Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
98,560 1.4 % $13.20 $27,450 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.76 $9.71 $12.12 $15.58 $19.49
Annual Wage (2) $18,220 $20,190 $25,220 $32,400 $40,540


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) 59,330 1.10 $12.90 $26,830
Elementary and Secondary Schools 13,830 0.16 $13.53 $28,130
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 11,700 0.39 $14.77 $30,720
Other Information Services 8,680 3.39 $11.69 $24,310
Junior Colleges 2,620 0.35 $13.62 $28,330

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 8,680 3.39 $11.69 $24,310
Local Government (OES Designation) 59,330 1.10 $12.90 $26,830
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 11,700 0.39 $14.77 $30,720
Junior Colleges 2,620 0.35 $13.62 $28,330
Elementary and Secondary Schools 13,830 0.16 $13.53 $28,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 60 (7) $22.10 $45,960
Legal Services 310 0.03 $19.05 $39,620
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 220 (7) $16.55 $34,420
State Government (OES Designation) 650 0.03 $16.48 $34,280
Educational Support Services 30 0.02 $16.35 $34,020


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 9,220 0.58 0.82 $15.43 $32,080
New York 7,230 0.79 1.13 $14.97 $31,140
Illinois 6,890 1.17 1.66 $13.69 $28,470
Ohio 6,090 1.14 1.63 $13.03 $27,090
Texas 5,670 0.48 0.69 $12.07 $25,110




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)
West Virginia 900 1.30 1.85 $10.66 $22,170
New Hampshire 790 1.23 1.75 $12.67 $26,360
Illinois 6,890 1.17 1.66 $13.69 $28,470
Ohio 6,090 1.14 1.63 $13.03 $27,090
Delaware 480 1.08 1.54 $11.44 $23,800




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 400 0.57 0.82 $18.32 $38,110
Nevada 840 0.66 0.95 $17.99 $37,430
Alaska 250 0.77 1.10 $17.52 $36,450
Massachusetts 2,650 0.77 1.09 $15.57 $32,380
Hawaii 290 0.46 0.66 $15.44 $32,120





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 4,390 0.67 0.95 $14.37 $29,900
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,030 1.11 1.58 $14.47 $30,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,020 0.72 1.02 $15.01 $31,220
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,640 1.59 2.27 $14.05 $29,220
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,550 1.34 1.90 $14.38 $29,900
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,500 1.17 1.66 $17.67 $36,750
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,370 1.54 2.19 $12.60 $26,200
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,300 0.52 0.75 $17.19 $35,760
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,200 1.15 1.63 $12.92 $26,870
Pittsburgh, PA 1,190 1.05 1.49 $10.83 $22,520