How much does a Librarian make in the United States?

Average Librarian Yearly Salary in the United States

Librarians earn an average yearly salary of $39,871. Salaries typically start from $20,308 and go up to $64,422.

Average Librarian Hourly Wage in the United States

Librarians earn an average hourly wage of $19.17. Hourly wages typically start from $9.76 and go up to $30.97.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

51%
Full-Time
49%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.0
SCORE
604
RATINGS
Librarians average a score of 3.0 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Librarians in the 49th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Librarian Earnings by Seniority

Top End Librarian Earnings

The highest earning Librarians in the United States earn:

$30.97
an hour
$64,422.1
per year
Senior Librarian Earnings

Senior Librarians in the United States earn:

$24.92
an hour
$51,823.4
per year
Experienced Librarian Earnings

Experienced Librarians in the United States earn:

$16.74
an hour
$34,821.0
per year
Junior Librarian Earnings

Junior Librarians in the United States earn:

$11.91
an hour
$24,773.4
per year
Starting Librarian Earnings

Starting Librarians in the United States earn:

$9.76
an hour
$20,307.6
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Librarian Salary Comparison

Librarians earn more than 56% percent of similar careers in the United States.

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Librarian Salary $39k
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Meter Reader Salary $39k
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Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

Librarian salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Librarian Salary in District of Columbia $40.17 $83,550 # 1
Librarian Salary in California $34.78 $72,337.5 # 2
Librarian Salary in Delaware $33.98 $70,680 # 3
Librarian Salary in Massachusetts $33.17 $68,990 # 4
Librarian Salary in Maryland $33.04 $68,720 # 5
Librarian Salary in Connecticut $32.95 $68,530 # 6
Librarian Salary in Virginia $32.70 $68,020 # 7
Librarian Salary in New Jersey $32.69 $68,000 # 8
Librarian Salary in New York $32.48 $67,550 # 9
Librarian Salary in Alaska $32.22 $67,020 # 10
Librarian Salary in Washington $32.12 $66,800 # 11
Librarian Salary in Colorado $32.12 $66,800 # 12
Librarian Salary in Nevada $31.26 $65,030 # 13
Librarian Salary in Rhode Island $30.69 $63,830 # 14
Librarian Salary in Hawaii $30.38 $63,190 # 15
Librarian Salary in Oregon $29.64 $61,650 # 16
Librarian Salary in Minnesota $28.81 $59,930 # 17
Librarian Salary in Georgia $28.02 $58,280 # 18
Librarian Salary in Florida $27.78 $57,790 # 19
Librarian Salary in Pennsylvania $27.64 $57,500 # 20
Librarian Salary in Kentucky $26.88 $55,920 # 21
Librarian Salary in Wisconsin $26.68 $55,490 # 22
Librarian Salary in Illinois $26.59 $55,310 # 23
Librarian Salary in New Hampshire $26.44 $55,000 # 24
Librarian Salary in Ohio $26.35 $54,800 # 25
Librarian Salary in South Carolina $26.06 $54,210 # 26
Librarian Salary in Missouri $26.00 $54,090 # 27
Librarian Salary in Utah $25.84 $53,740 # 28
Librarian Salary in Alabama $25.65 $53,350 # 29
Librarian Salary in North Carolina $25.58 $53,200 # 30
Librarian Salary in Louisiana $25.42 $52,870 # 31
Librarian Salary in Guam $25.39 $52,810 # 32
Librarian Salary in Tennessee $25.34 $52,700 # 33
Librarian Salary in Arkansas $24.89 $51,780 # 34
Librarian Salary in New Mexico $24.67 $51,310 # 35
Librarian Salary in Wyoming $24.42 $50,800 # 36
Librarian Salary in Texas $24.39 $50,735.2 # 37
Librarian Salary in Michigan $24.38 $50,710 # 38
Librarian Salary in Nebraska $23.88 $49,670 # 39
Librarian Salary in Vermont $23.85 $49,600 # 40
Librarian Salary in Montana $23.62 $49,130 # 41
Librarian Salary in Indiana $23.58 $49,040 # 42
Librarian Salary in Maine $23.45 $48,770 # 43
Librarian Salary in Kansas $23.12 $48,090 # 44
Librarian Salary in North Dakota $22.41 $46,620 # 45
Librarian Salary in Iowa $22.39 $46,580 # 46
Librarian Salary in Arizona $22.35 $46,480 # 47
Librarian Salary in Virgin Islands $22.04 $45,840 # 48
Librarian Salary in Mississippi $21.71 $45,150 # 49
Librarian Salary in West Virginia $20.95 $43,570 # 50
Librarian Salary in Oklahoma $20.82 $43,310 # 51
Librarian Salary in South Dakota $20.15 $41,910 # 52
Librarian Salary in United States $19.17 $39,871.2 # 53
Librarian Salary in Idaho $18.51 $38,510 # 54
Librarian Salary in Puerto Rico $17.62 $36,650 # 55