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Librarians Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for librarians in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of librarians amongst Massachusetts areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Librarians in Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,730
25th Percentile Wage
$53,950
50th Percentile Wage
$68,410
75th Percentile Wage
$83,250
90th Percentile Wage
$100,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for librarians in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $100,900. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,730.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of librarians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$68,410
1.89% 8.51%
2016
$67,120
1.09% -
2015
$66,390
2.36% -
2014
$64,820
1.73% -
2013
$63,700
1.74% -
2012
$62,590
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Librarians in Massachusetts Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of librarians in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of librarians in state of Massachusetts ranges from $38,570 to $74,050. The highest paying area for librarians in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $74,050. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is New Bedford (mean annual salary $71,750). The lowest paying area is Pittsfield with a median annual salary of $38,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$74,050
New Bedford
$71,750
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$70,440
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$66,090
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$65,920
Springfield
$65,690
Peabody
$65,070
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$64,920
Framingham
$61,820
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$59,730
Worcester
$58,870
Barnstable Town
$58,050
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$56,810
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$47,170
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$43,670
Pittsfield
$38,570




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