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
$38,740
25th Percentile Wage
$48,550
50th Percentile Wage
$59,990
75th Percentile Wage
$75,390
90th Percentile Wage
$94,360

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 $94,360. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid librarians is $38,740.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of librarians in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,9901.88%4.02%
201558,8601.17%-
201458,1700.74%-
201357,7400.28%-
201257,580--

Compare Librarians Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of librarians in 25 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 $73,700. The lowest paying industry is the educational support services - local government owned industry (annual salary $48,680). 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
$73,700
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$70,910
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$62,100
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$61,540
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$61,520
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$61,430
Educational Services - State government owned
$61,110
Educational Services - Local government owned
$60,040
Educational Services
$59,990
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$59,900
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$59,850
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$59,510
Educational Services - Privately owned
$58,830
Junior colleges - State government owned
$56,220
Other Schools and Instruction
$53,780
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$53,680
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$52,700
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$52,580
Educational Support Services
$52,520
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$52,390
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$52,390
Technical and Trade Schools
$49,800
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$49,420
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$48,730
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$48,680

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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