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Highest Paying Industries for Library Technicians

The top 53 highest paying industries for library technicians (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 $56,000, research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences is the highest paying industry for library technicians. It is followed by scientific research and development services industry (average annual salary $55,750). 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 library technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 53 Highest Paying Industries for Library Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$56,000
150
2 Scientific Research and Development Services
$55,750
150
3 Federal government, including USPS
$48,340
n/a
4 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$48,340
760
5 Offices of Physicians
$44,770
30
6 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$44,770
30
7 Legal Services
$44,110
460
8 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$42,770
800
9 Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$40,900
40
10 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$40,650
1,100
11 Health Care and Social Assistance
$38,220
370
12 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$37,860
7,380
13 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$37,770
13,880
14 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$37,760
6,370
15 State government, including schools and hospitals
$37,740
9,610
16 Educational Services - State government owned
$37,390
8,500
17 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$37,310
330
18 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$37,300
320
19 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$37,160
290
20 Hospitals - Privately owned
$37,100
300
21 Educational Services - Privately owned
$37,000
7,680
22 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$36,950
1,680
23 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$35,970
400
24 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$35,710
2,840
25 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$35,260
440
26 Junior colleges - Privately owned
$34,710
100
27 Junior colleges - State government owned
$34,180
1,050
28 Employment Services
$33,590
310
29 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$33,470
40
30 Educational Services
$33,280
34,790
31 Temporary Help Services
$33,060
300
32 Administrative and Support Services
$33,010
320
33 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$33,010
320
34 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$32,810
1,080
35 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$31,150
78,480
36 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$30,850
120
37 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$30,640
51,330
38 Federal, State, and Local Government
$30,640
51,330
39 Civic and Social Organizations
$30,560
90
40 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$30,230
49,470
41 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$30,090
68,110
42 Educational Support Services
$30,040
70
43 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$29,800
40
44 Educational Services - Local government owned
$29,750
18,620
45 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$29,550
170
46 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$29,550
170
47 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$29,390
17,910
48 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$29,230
16,790
49 Information
$29,140
5,940
50 Other Information Services
$29,130
5,870
51 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$28,870
50
52 Technical and Trade Schools
$28,200
50
53 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$27,340
130
See also: Highest paying cities for library technicians.