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Highest Paying Industries for Librarians

The top 100 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $80,650, federal government, including usps is the highest paying industry for librarians. It is followed by federal executive branch (oes designation) industry (average annual salary $80,650). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of librarians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Librarians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Federal government, including USPS
$80,650
1,430
2 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$80,650
1,430
3 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$74,300
50
4 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$72,220
80
5 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$72,150
80
6 Other Financial Investment Activities
$70,600
40
7 Legal Services
$68,300
1,480
8 Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$67,160
340
9 Office Administrative Services
$67,120
40
10 Manufacturing
$66,700
160
11 Finance and Insurance
$66,630
140
12 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$66,270
130
13 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$65,360
150
14 Engineering Services
$65,160
100
15 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$64,500
2,780
16 Insurance Carriers
$63,710
60
17 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$62,670
580
18 Scientific Research and Development Services
$62,470
710
19 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$62,450
280
20 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$62,420
60
21 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$61,620
160
22 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$61,490
120
23 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$60,820
180
24 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$59,700
19,490
25 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$59,560
3,110
26 Educational Services - State government owned
$59,540
10,390
27 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$59,420
140
28 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$59,120
10,730
29 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$58,940
50
30 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$58,780
100
31 State government, including schools and hospitals
$58,660
12,540
32 Educational Services - Local government owned
$58,400
49,910
33 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$58,320
46,670
34 Educational Services
$58,170
76,630
35 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$58,130
50
36 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$57,900
50
37 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$57,820
51,840
38 Offices of Physicians
$57,660
60
39 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$57,150
4,700
40 Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,080
1,120
41 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,050
1,080
42 Educational Support Services
$56,950
50
43 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$56,870
40
44 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$56,490
30
45 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$56,470
30
46 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$56,460
190
47 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$56,320
1,260
48 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$56,290
1,160
49 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$56,280
200
50 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$56,260
102,900
51 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$56,170
180
52 Educational Services - Privately owned
$56,160
16,330
53 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$55,800
190
54 Health Care and Social Assistance
$55,660
1,440
55 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$55,620
88,930
56 Hospitals - State government owned
$54,170
80
57 Employment Services
$54,170
160
58 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$54,100
60
59 Junior colleges - State government owned
$54,070
1,330
60 Temporary Help Services
$53,000
150
61 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$52,990
200
62 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$52,890
2,070
63 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$52,450
50
64 Information
$52,310
7,200
65 Civic and Social Organizations
$52,250
150
66 Performing Arts Companies
$52,140
140
67 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$52,060
630
68 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$52,030
580
69 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$51,970
800
70 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$51,950
42,450
71 Federal, State, and Local Government
$51,950
42,450
72 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$51,830
590
73 Other Information Services
$51,790
6,620
74 Other Schools and Instruction
$51,540
210
75 Administrative and Support Services
$51,430
270
76 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$51,430
270
77 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$51,340
140
78 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$50,990
38,950
79 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$50,200
250
80 Wholesale Trade
$50,200
250
81 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$49,870
4,830
82 Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$48,720
230
83 Junior colleges - Privately owned
$48,540
270
84 Social Advocacy Organizations
$48,210
70
85 Newspaper Publishers
$48,020
80
86 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$47,410
70
87 Religious Organizations
$47,410
110
88 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$47,240
150
89 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$47,160
150
90 Technical and Trade Schools
$46,500
210
91 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$46,410
150
92 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$46,110
50
93 Facilities Support Services
$45,740
50
94 Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$45,530
50
95 Social Assistance
$44,090
60
96 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$43,710
60
97 Hospitals - Local government owned
$43,710
60
98 Individual and Family Services
$40,060
40
99 Specialized Design Services
$35,150
n/a
See also: Highest paying cities for librarians.