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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 $85,810, Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA is the highest paying city for librarians. It is followed by Los Alamos County, New Mexico (average annual salary $84,390). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$85,810
900
2 Los Alamos County, New Mexico
$84,390
50
3 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$83,860
520
4 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$83,080
830
5 Anchorage, Alaska
$81,330
180
6 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$80,590
4,020
7 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$79,820
3,120
8 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$79,240
1,650
9 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$78,390
920
10 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$78,300
610
11 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$77,370
740
12 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$77,190
3,310
13 Fairbanks, Alaska
$77,050
40
14 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$76,960
2,700
15 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$75,880
50
16 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$75,660
120
17 Wilmington, New Jersey
$75,350
260
18 Naples-Marco Island, Florida
$74,800
90
19 Napa, California
$74,740
30
20 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$74,430
70
21 Fresno, California
$74,130
160
22 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$74,050
2,460
23 Warner Robins, Georgia
$73,790
40
24 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$73,470
1,560
25 Central Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$73,440
60
26 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$73,320
500
27 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$73,290
620
28 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$73,270
1,830
29 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$73,130
520
30 Boulder, Colorado
$73,070
170
31 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$72,920
2,260
32 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$72,210
3,170
33 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$72,190
780
34 Laredo, Texas
$72,080
100
35 Tacoma, Washington
$72,020
260
36 New Bedford, Massachusetts
$71,750
50
37 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$71,570
150
38 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$71,350
90
39 Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$71,030
80
40 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$70,920
260
41 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$70,660
80
42 Punta Gorda, Florida
$70,540
40
43 San Rafael, USA
$70,480
80
44 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$70,440
3,390
45 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$70,290
260
46 Bellingham, Washington
$70,250
60
47 Waterbury, Connecticut
$70,110
80
48 Brunswick, Georgia
$70,050
40
49 Las Cruces, New Mexico
$69,850
50
50 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$69,760
90
51 Danbury, Connecticut
$69,570
60
52 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$69,290
60
53 Ocean City, New Jersey
$69,210
40
54 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$68,920
100
55 Salem, Oregon
$68,870
110
56 Urban Honolulu, USA
$68,700
430
57 Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, New Hampshire
$68,690
40
58 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$68,500
470
59 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$68,500
590
60 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$68,300
870
61 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$67,120
80
62 Ithaca, New York
$67,000
230
63 Kingston, New York
$66,990
80
64 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$66,860
750
65 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$66,760
790
66 Longview, Washington
$66,740
40
67 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$66,680
90
68 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$66,530
270
69 Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$66,520
70
70 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$66,510
11,820
71 California-Lexington Park, USA
$66,310
50
72 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$66,090
70
73 Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$65,920
40
74 Wausau, Wisconsin
$65,860
40
75 Salinas, California
$65,850
100
76 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$65,830
30
77 Olympia, Washington
$65,740
100
78 Springfield, Massachusetts
$65,690
440
79 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$65,580
7,790
80 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$65,490
880
81 Peabody, Massachusetts
$65,070
90
82 Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, Massachusetts
$64,920
70
83 Dover, Delaware
$64,890
90
84 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington
$64,880
30
85 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$64,790
5,300
86 Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
$64,570
140
87 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$64,560
170
88 Clarksville, Tennessee
$64,300
90
89 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$64,060
320
90 Duluth, Wisconsin
$64,050
90
91 Winchester, West Virginia
$64,010
50
92 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$63,810
1,540
93 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$63,760
190
94 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$63,530
1,150
95 New Haven, Connecticut
$63,410
470
96 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$63,260
160
97 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$63,240
450
98 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$63,230
430
99 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$63,140
520
100 Farmington, New Mexico
$63,100
40
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