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How much does a Librarian make in the United States?

Average Librarian Hourly Wage in the United States

Librarians earn a median hourly wage of $27.01. Hourly wages typically start from $16.19 and go up to $41.86.

Average Librarian Yearly Salary in the United States

Librarians earn a median salary of $56,170 per year. Salaries typically start from $33,680 and go up to $87,060.

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

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Librarian Earnings by Seniority

Top End Librarian Earnings

The highest earning Librarians in the United States earn:

$41.86
an hour
$87,060
per year
Senior Librarian Earnings

Senior Librarians in the United States earn:

$33.94
an hour
$70,590
per year
Experienced Librarian Earnings

Experienced Librarians in the United States earn:

$27.01
an hour
$56,170
per year
Junior Librarian Earnings

Junior Librarians in the United States earn:

$21.26
an hour
$44,230
per year
Starting Librarian Earnings

Starting Librarians in the United States earn:

$16.19
an hour
$33,680
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Librarian salary comparison

Librarians earn more than 57% percent of Education & Childcare careers. Librarian salaries are in the top 65% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Librarians in the United States

Librarian salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Librarian Salary in District of Columbia $37.57 $78,140 # 1
Librarian Salary in California $34.07 $70,860 # 2
Librarian Salary in Connecticut $32.75 $68,120 # 3
Librarian Salary in Alaska $32.75 $68,130 # 4
Librarian Salary in New Jersey $30.79 $64,040 # 5
Librarian Salary in Massachusetts $31.16 $64,820 # 6
Librarian Salary in Maryland $30.90 $64,270 # 7
Librarian Salary in Delaware $32.52 $67,650 # 8
Librarian Salary in Colorado $29.68 $61,740 # 9
Librarian Salary in New York $29.96 $62,310 # 10
Librarian Salary in Washington $31.91 $66,370 # 11
Librarian Salary in Rhode Island $29.86 $62,100 # 12
Librarian Salary in Virginia $28.18 $58,620 # 13
Librarian Salary in Nevada $30.95 $64,380 # 14
Librarian Salary in Hawaii $29.50 $61,350 # 15
Librarian Salary in Georgia $28.50 $59,270 # 16
Librarian Salary in Oregon $27.85 $57,930 # 17
Librarian Salary in Florida $26.41 $54,920 # 18
Librarian Salary in Utah $26.30 $54,700 # 19
Librarian Salary in Minnesota $26.23 $54,560 # 20
Librarian Salary in Texas $26.51 $55,150 # 21
Librarian Salary in Pennsylvania $25.73 $53,520 # 22
Librarian Salary in Illinois $25.70 $53,450 # 23
Librarian Salary in Kentucky $26.63 $55,390 # 24
Librarian Salary in New Hampshire $24.96 $51,910 # 25
Librarian Salary in South Carolina $25.28 $52,570 # 26
Librarian Salary in Wisconsin $25.18 $52,370 # 27
Librarian Salary in Alabama $25.75 $53,570 # 28
Librarian Salary in Ohio $24.29 $50,520 # 29
Librarian Salary in Louisiana $24.86 $51,710 # 30
Librarian Salary in North Carolina $23.74 $49,380 # 31
Librarian Salary in Vermont $23.45 $48,770 # 32
Librarian Salary in Michigan $24.18 $50,290 # 33
Librarian Salary in Tennessee $23.92 $49,760 # 34
Librarian Salary in Wyoming $23.83 $49,560 # 35
Librarian Salary in Arkansas $24.35 $50,650 # 36
Librarian Salary in Missouri $22.93 $47,700 # 37
Librarian Salary in North Dakota $23.61 $49,110 # 38
Librarian Salary in New Mexico $22.91 $47,640 # 39
Librarian Salary in Indiana $22.89 $47,620 # 40
Librarian Salary in Maine $23.14 $48,130 # 41
Librarian Salary in Arizona $23.26 $48,380 # 42
Librarian Salary in Kansas $23.63 $49,140 # 43
Librarian Salary in Nebraska $23.45 $48,770 # 44
Librarian Salary in Iowa $21.95 $45,650 # 45
Librarian Salary in Montana $21.77 $45,280 # 46
Librarian Salary in West Virginia $21.39 $44,490 # 47
Librarian Salary in Mississippi $21.54 $44,810 # 48
Librarian Salary in Oklahoma $20.69 $43,030 # 49
Librarian Salary in Idaho $19.60 $40,770 # 50
Librarian Salary in South Dakota $17.53 $36,460 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Librarian

Interested in becoming a librarian? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good librarian? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    A masters degree is required to be a Librarian. A library science degree is preferred.

  3. Get Hired

      Loading jobs...

    View all jobs →

    Would you like to post jobs on this career? Find the best candidates using Sokanu's new psychometric job platform. Visit employers.sokanu.com today.