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Highest Paying Cities for Librarians

The top 100 highest paying cities for librarians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of librarians in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $83,370, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California is the highest paying city for librarians. It is followed by San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California (average annual salary $80,550). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of librarians in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Librarians

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$83,370
670
2 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$80,550
880
3 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$79,740
4,120
4 Anchorage, Alaska
$79,380
180
5 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$78,930
3,250
6 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$78,390
920
7 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$77,340
1,710
8 Wilmington, New Jersey
$76,500
290
9 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$76,220
2,670
10 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$75,830
750
11 Napa, California
$74,740
30
12 Warner Robins, Georgia
$73,790
40
13 Boulder, Colorado
$73,630
160
14 Central Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$73,440
60
15 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$73,290
620
16 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$73,050
2,470
17 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$72,940
130
18 Bloomington, Indiana
$72,930
110
19 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$72,650
2,640
20 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$72,420
510
21 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$72,210
3,170
22 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$71,940
1,580
23 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$71,890
330
24 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$71,590
1,830
25 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$71,570
140
26 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$71,330
60
27 Danbury, Connecticut
$71,220
60
28 Naples-Marco Island, Florida
$70,910
90
29 Kingston, New York
$70,810
80
30 Punta Gorda, Florida
$70,540
40
31 Bellingham, Washington
$70,360
60
32 Brunswick, Georgia
$70,050
40
33 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$69,790
790
34 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$69,710
280
35 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$69,700
250
36 Dover, Delaware
$69,470
100
37 Tacoma, Washington
$69,470
250
38 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$69,450
90
39 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$69,440
3,630
40 Ocean City, New Jersey
$69,210
40
41 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$69,010
100
42 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$68,850
500
43 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$68,730
60
44 New Bedford, Massachusetts
$68,590
50
45 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$68,360
60
46 Salem, Oregon
$67,640
110
47 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$67,450
850
48 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$67,120
80
49 Ithaca, New York
$67,010
220
50 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$67,000
50
51 Fresno, California
$66,950
170
52 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$66,950
11,540
53 Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$66,520
70
54 Wausau, Wisconsin
$66,160
40
55 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$66,020
1,880
56 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$65,580
660
57 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$65,450
100
58 Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, Massachusetts
$65,420
70
59 Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$65,340
40
60 Winchester, West Virginia
$65,030
50
61 Elizabethtown, Kentucky
$64,970
50
62 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$64,790
5,300
63 Longview, Washington
$64,620
40
64 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$64,340
110
65 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, South Carolina
$64,240
90
66 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$64,000
30
67 New Haven, Connecticut
$63,890
560
68 Salinas, California
$63,870
90
69 Framingham, Massachusetts
$63,790
150
70 Waterbury, Connecticut
$63,730
80
71 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$63,580
120
72 Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
$63,470
160
73 Clarksville, Tennessee
$63,440
100
74 Peabody, Massachusetts
$63,400
120
75 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$63,240
450
76 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$63,110
780
77 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$63,000
200
78 Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts
$62,870
70
79 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$62,770
760
80 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$62,660
60
81 Albany, Georgia
$62,610
70
82 Duluth, Wisconsin
$62,500
100
83 Honolulu, Hawaii
$62,390
440
84 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$62,350
320
85 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$62,290
460
86 Corvallis, Oregon
$62,240
50
87 Rome, Georgia
$62,170
40
88 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$61,960
1,520
89 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$61,870
180
90 Rochester, Minnesota
$61,860
90
91 Spokane, Washington
$61,850
210
92 Charlottesville, Virginia
$61,810
190
93 Camden, New Jersey
$61,810
590
94 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$61,770
680
95 Olympia, Washington
$61,770
140
96 Corpus Christi, Texas
$61,670
130
97 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$61,560
920
98 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$61,400
1,170
99 Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area, Florida
$61,380
40
100 East Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$61,370
130
See also: Highest paying industries for librarians.