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What is the average salary for Librarians in the United States?

Librarians earn an average hourly wage of $27.94. Hourly wages typically start from $16.19 and go up to $41.86. Librarians earn an average salary of $58,110 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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Highest

The top 10% of Librarians in the United States earn:

$41.86 an hour $87,060 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Librarians in the United States earn:

$33.94 an hour $70,590 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Librarians in the United States earn:

$27.01 an hour $56,170 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Librarians in the United States earn:

$21.26 an hour $44,230 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Librarians in the United States earn:

$16.19 an hour $33,680 per year

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 $38.59 $80,280 # 1
Librarian Salary in California $34.24 $71,210 # 2
Librarian Salary in Connecticut $32.85 $68,330 # 3
Librarian Salary in Alaska $32.74 $68,090 # 4
Librarian Salary in New Jersey $32.59 $67,790 # 5
Librarian Salary in Massachusetts $32.14 $66,850 # 6
Librarian Salary in Maryland $32.06 $66,690 # 7
Librarian Salary in Delaware $31.92 $66,400 # 8
Librarian Salary in Colorado $31.76 $66,060 # 9
Librarian Salary in New York $31.75 $66,030 # 10
Librarian Salary in Washington $31.00 $64,470 # 11
Librarian Salary in Rhode Island $30.36 $63,150 # 12
Librarian Salary in Virginia $29.98 $62,350 # 13
Librarian Salary in Hawaii $29.87 $62,130 # 14
Librarian Salary in Nevada $29.87 $62,130 # 15
Librarian Salary in Georgia $28.39 $59,040 # 16
Librarian Salary in Oregon $27.86 $57,940 # 17
Librarian Salary in Florida $27.85 $57,930 # 18
Librarian Salary in Utah $27.41 $57,000 # 19
Librarian Salary in Minnesota $26.83 $55,800 # 20
Librarian Salary in Texas $26.57 $55,260 # 21
Librarian Salary in Pennsylvania $26.54 $55,210 # 22
Librarian Salary in Illinois $26.54 $55,210 # 23
Librarian Salary in Kentucky $26.48 $55,070 # 24
Librarian Salary in New Hampshire $25.56 $53,170 # 25
Librarian Salary in South Carolina $25.48 $53,000 # 26
Librarian Salary in Wisconsin $25.32 $52,660 # 27
Librarian Salary in Alabama $25.29 $52,600 # 28
Librarian Salary in Ohio $25.16 $52,320 # 29
Librarian Salary in Louisiana $25.01 $52,010 # 30
Librarian Salary in North Carolina $24.81 $51,600 # 31
Librarian Salary in Vermont $24.76 $51,510 # 32
Librarian Salary in Michigan $24.62 $51,200 # 33
Librarian Salary in Tennessee $24.58 $51,140 # 34
Librarian Salary in Wyoming $24.55 $51,070 # 35
Librarian Salary in Arkansas $24.48 $50,920 # 36
Librarian Salary in Missouri $24.30 $50,540 # 37
Librarian Salary in North Dakota $23.99 $49,900 # 38
Librarian Salary in New Mexico $23.92 $49,750 # 39
Librarian Salary in Indiana $23.84 $49,580 # 40
Librarian Salary in Maine $23.60 $49,080 # 41
Librarian Salary in Arizona $23.58 $49,050 # 42
Librarian Salary in Kansas $23.17 $48,200 # 43
Librarian Salary in Nebraska $22.71 $47,250 # 44
Librarian Salary in Iowa $22.55 $46,890 # 45
Librarian Salary in Montana $22.26 $46,300 # 46
Librarian Salary in West Virginia $21.86 $45,460 # 47
Librarian Salary in Mississippi $21.70 $45,130 # 48
Librarian Salary in Oklahoma $20.77 $43,200 # 49
Librarian Salary in Idaho $19.76 $41,100 # 50
Librarian Salary in South Dakota $19.18 $39,890 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics