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Librarians Salary Information in Maine

The average annual and hourly salaries for librarians in the state of Maine are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of librarians among Maine 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 Maine

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for librarians in Maine in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $74,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,730.

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
0.70% 4.02%
1.85% -
-1.69% -
1.33% -
1.85% -
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Librarians in Maine Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of librarians in some Maine cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of librarians in state of Maine ranges from $42,310 to $56,710. The highest paying area for librarians in Maine is Lewiston-Auburn with a median annual salary of $56,710. The second highest paying city/area in Maine State is Portland-South Portland-Biddeford (mean annual salary $55,730). The lowest paying area is Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $42,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area


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