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Library Technician Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Library Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,240
25th Percentile Wage
$31,470
50th Percentile Wage
$43,830
75th Percentile Wage
$59,530
90th Percentile Wage
$73,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for library technicians 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) library technicians is $73,390. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid library technicians is $24,240.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$43,830
-3.88% -0.07%
2016
$45,530
1.91% -
2015
$44,660
4.23% -
2014
$42,770
-5.75% -
2013
$45,230
3.03% -
2012
$43,860
- -

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

The average salaries of library technicians in seven 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 library technician occupations is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $65,980. The lowest paying industry is the management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry (annual salary $29,630). For detailed library technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$65,980
Scientific Research and Development Services
$63,540
Legal Services
$47,880
Engineering Services
$44,170
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$43,910
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$43,830
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$29,630

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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