Librarians Salary in Sector of Educational Services

The salary statistics of librarians in the industry sector of educational services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare librarians salaries in different industries within the educational services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Librarians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,920
25th Percentile Wage
$49,790
50th Percentile Wage
$61,020
75th Percentile Wage
$76,540
90th Percentile Wage
$95,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for librarians in the industry sector of educational 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 $95,700. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid librarians is $39,920.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,020
1.69% 5.64%
2016
$59,990
1.88% -
2015
$58,860
1.17% -
2014
$58,170
0.74% -
2013
$57,740
0.28% -
2012
$57,580
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Compare Librarians Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of librarians in 26 industries in the educational 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 colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned industry with an annual salary $73,190. The lowest paying industry is the technical and trade schools industry (annual salary $49,920). For detailed librarians salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$73,190
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$72,160
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$64,230
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$63,130
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$62,880
Educational Services - State government owned
$62,510
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$62,410
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$61,220
Educational Services
$61,020
Educational Services - Local government owned
$60,920
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$60,720
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$60,440
Educational Services - Privately owned
$60,160
Junior colleges - State government owned
$56,340
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$54,820
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$53,800
Educational Support Services
$53,110
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$53,080
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$52,870
Other Schools and Instruction
$52,540
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$52,540
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$50,440
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$50,100
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$50,010
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$49,940
Technical and Trade Schools
$49,920

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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