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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
$27,120
25th Percentile Wage
$34,480
50th Percentile Wage
$45,530
75th Percentile Wage
$59,480
90th Percentile Wage
$73,050

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 $73,050. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid library technicians is $27,120.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of library technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201645,5301.91%3.67%
201544,6604.23%-
201442,770-5.75%-
201345,2303.03%-
201243,860--

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

The average salaries of library technicians in six 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 $61,260. The lowest paying industry is the architectural, engineering, and related services industry (annual salary $43,910). 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
$61,260
Scientific Research and Development Services
$59,130
Legal Services
$46,170
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$45,530
Engineering Services
$44,170
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$43,910

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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