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Librarians Salary in the Industry of Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions

The salary statistics and trend of librarians in the industry of museums, historical sites, and similar institutions are shown in the following tables and chart. In Table 3 we compare librarians salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Table 1. Average Annual Salary

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,740
25th Percentile Wage
$39,640
50th Percentile Wage
$50,660
75th Percentile Wage
$63,770
90th Percentile Wage
$81,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salaries for librarians in the industry of museums, historical sites, and similar institutions. 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 $81,620. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent librarians is $31,740.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of librarians in the industry of Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$50,660
-0.71% -0.04%
2016
$51,020
-0.69% -
2015
$51,370
-1.34% -
2014
$52,060
-1.81% -
2013
$53,000
4.38% -
2012
$50,680
- -

Table 3. Compare Librarians Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of librarians in four industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector are shown in Table 3. For salary information of librarians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Industry Median Annual Salary
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$50,660
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$50,660
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$49,150
Performing Arts Companies
$47,960

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