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Librarians Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of librarians in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare librarians salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Librarians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,490
25th Percentile Wage
$40,890
50th Percentile Wage
$50,930
75th Percentile Wage
$66,510
90th Percentile Wage
$83,710

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for librarians in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $83,710. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid librarians is $30,490.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of librarians in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,930-0.53%2.04%
201551,200-1.50%-
201451,970-1.71%-
201352,8605.62%-
201249,890--

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

The average salaries of librarians in four industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 museums, historical sites, and similar institutions industry with an annual salary $51,020. The lowest paying industry is the performing arts companies industry (annual salary $48,310). For detailed librarians salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$51,020
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$51,020
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$49,230
Performing Arts Companies
$48,310

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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