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Librarians Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for librarians in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of librarians amongst Alabama cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Librarians in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,760
25th Percentile Wage
$47,670
50th Percentile Wage
$55,310
75th Percentile Wage
$60,940
90th Percentile Wage
$64,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for librarians in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,760.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of librarians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$55,310
1.34% 3.62%
2016
$54,570
1.41% -
2015
$53,800
0.43% -
2014
$53,570
0.30% -
2013
$53,410
0.19% -
2012
$53,310
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Librarians in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of librarians in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of librarians in state of Alabama ranges from $49,790 to $57,220. The highest paying area for librarians in Alabama is Birmingham-Hoover with a median annual salary of $57,220. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Auburn-Opelika (mean annual salary $56,860). The lowest paying area is Gadsden with a median annual salary of $49,790.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Birmingham-Hoover
$57,220
Auburn-Opelika
$56,860
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$56,620
Mobile
$56,080
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$55,960
Montgomery
$55,350
Tuscaloosa
$54,920
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$54,590
Huntsville
$54,490
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$53,950
Decatur
$53,330
Dothan
$53,020
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$52,690
Anniston-Oxford
$52,260
Gadsden
$49,790




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