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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 $27.73. Hourly wages typically start from $16.39 and go up to $43.34.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Librarian Yearly Salary in the United States

Librarians earn a median salary of $57,680 per year. Salaries typically start from $34,100 and go up to $90,140.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

49%
Full-Time
51%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.0
SCORE
536
RATINGS
Librarians average a score of 3.0 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Librarians in the 50th 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:

$43.34
an hour
$90,140
per year
Senior Librarian Earnings

Senior Librarians in the United States earn:

$34.99
an hour
$72,780
per year
Experienced Librarian Earnings

Experienced Librarians in the United States earn:

$27.73
an hour
$57,680
per year
Junior Librarian Earnings

Junior Librarians in the United States earn:

$21.67
an hour
$45,060
per year
Starting Librarian Earnings

Starting Librarians in the United States earn:

$16.39
an hour
$34,100
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Librarian salary comparison

Librarians earn more than 55% percent of Education & Childcare careers. Librarian salaries are in the top 64% of all careers in the United States.

Principal Salary $92k
School Psychologist Salary $73k
Music Teacher Salary $68k
Special Education Teacher Salary $59k
High School Teacher Salary $58k
Librarian Salary $57k
Elementary School Teacher Salary $55k
Health Educator Salary $53k
Childcare Program Administrator Salary $45k
Graduate Teaching Assistant Salary $34k
Teacher Assistant Salary $25k
Childcare Worker Salary $21k
Source:

Historical salary for Librarians in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Librarian salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Librarian Salary in Massachusetts $32.27 $67,120 # 1
Librarian Salary in Maryland $30.82 $64,110 # 2
Librarian Salary in Virginia $30.24 $62,910 # 3
Librarian Salary in New Jersey $31.39 $65,290 # 4
Librarian Salary in New York $30.53 $63,500 # 5
Librarian Salary in Washington $33.05 $68,750 # 6
Librarian Salary in Nevada $31.64 $65,810 # 7
Librarian Salary in Rhode Island $30.48 $63,390 # 8
Librarian Salary in Oregon $28.26 $58,770 # 9
Librarian Salary in Minnesota $28.38 $59,040 # 10
Librarian Salary in Texas $27.83 $57,890 # 11
Librarian Salary in Pennsylvania $26.75 $55,650 # 12
Librarian Salary in Kentucky $27.07 $56,310 # 13
Librarian Salary in Wisconsin $26.07 $54,230 # 14
Librarian Salary in New Hampshire $25.93 $53,940 # 15
Librarian Salary in Ohio $25.59 $53,220 # 16
Librarian Salary in South Carolina $25.56 $53,170 # 17
Librarian Salary in Missouri $25.38 $52,800 # 18
Librarian Salary in Utah $23.63 $49,150 # 19
Librarian Salary in North Carolina $24.67 $51,320 # 20
Librarian Salary in Louisiana $25.36 $52,760 # 21
Librarian Salary in Tennessee $24.66 $51,300 # 22
Librarian Salary in New Mexico $22.80 $47,430 # 23
Librarian Salary in Wyoming $23.89 $49,700 # 24
Librarian Salary in Michigan $23.44 $48,760 # 25
Librarian Salary in Nebraska $24.50 $50,950 # 26
Librarian Salary in Vermont $21.40 $44,500 # 27
Librarian Salary in Montana $23.16 $48,160 # 28
Librarian Salary in Indiana $22.22 $46,210 # 29
Librarian Salary in Maine $23.18 $48,220 # 30
Librarian Salary in Kansas $23.07 $47,990 # 31
Librarian Salary in North Dakota $23.19 $48,240 # 32
Librarian Salary in Iowa $21.06 $43,800 # 33
Librarian Salary in Mississippi $21.86 $45,470 # 34
Librarian Salary in West Virginia $19.93 $41,450 # 35
Librarian Salary in Oklahoma $20.68 $43,020 # 36
Librarian Salary in South Dakota $18.38 $38,220 # 37
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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