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Librarians Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of librarians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare librarians salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Librarians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,000
25th Percentile Wage
$58,280
50th Percentile Wage
$73,220
75th Percentile Wage
$91,250
90th Percentile Wage
$106,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for librarians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) librarians is $106,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid librarians is $47,000.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of librarians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,220
3.85% 11.54%
2016
$70,400
3.39% -
2015
$68,010
5.16% -
2014
$64,500
0.29% -
2013
$64,310
-0.72% -
2012
$64,770
- -

Compare Librarians Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of librarians in eleven industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for librarians occupations is the computer systems design and related services industry with an annual salary $75,900. The lowest paying industry is the specialized design services industry (annual salary $35,150). For detailed librarians salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$75,900
Legal Services
$75,540
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$73,220
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$72,870
Scientific Research and Development Services
$72,050
Engineering Services
$67,940
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$65,630
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$64,170
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$62,450
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$61,220
Specialized Design Services
$35,150

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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