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Librarians Salary Information in Missouri

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,500
25th Percentile Wage
$40,110
50th Percentile Wage
$52,350
75th Percentile Wage
$64,050
90th Percentile Wage
$79,930

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for librarians in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,930. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,500.

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
$52,350
-0.86% 8.58%
2016
$52,800
2.88% -
2015
$51,280
6.98% -
2014
$47,700
2.66% -
2013
$46,430
-3.08% -
2012
$47,860
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Librarians in Missouri Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of librarians in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of librarians in state of Missouri ranges from $32,200 to $59,160. The highest paying area for librarians in Missouri is St Louis with a median annual salary of $59,160. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Kansas City (mean annual salary $58,790). The lowest paying area is Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $32,200.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Louis
$59,160
Kansas City
$58,790
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$58,250
Joplin
$49,920
Columbia
$46,500
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$46,340
St Joseph
$45,200
Springfield
$45,160
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$43,580
Jefferson City
$41,400
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$40,320
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$38,370
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$32,200




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