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Librarians Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of librarians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare librarians salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Librarians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,420
25th Percentile Wage
$42,680
50th Percentile Wage
$56,490
75th Percentile Wage
$70,050
90th Percentile Wage
$81,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for librarians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $81,440. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid librarians is $31,420.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of librarians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,490-0.96%6.55%
201557,0302.40%-
201455,6601.20%-
201354,9904.00%-
201252,790--

Compare Librarians Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of librarians in 16 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry with an annual salary $67,350. The lowest paying industry is the individual and family services industry (annual salary $37,210). For detailed librarians salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$67,350
Hospitals - State government owned
$62,710
Offices of Physicians
$60,010
Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,540
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,380
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$57,250
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$57,060
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$56,940
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$56,470
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$52,770
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$50,540
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$43,700
Hospitals - Local government owned
$43,700
Social Assistance
$42,650
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$40,920
Individual and Family Services
$37,210

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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