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Librarians Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for librarians in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of librarians amongst North Carolina cities 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 North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,200
25th Percentile Wage
$43,980
50th Percentile Wage
$52,730
75th Percentile Wage
$62,080
90th Percentile Wage
$75,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for librarians in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $75,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,200.

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
$52,730
2.67% 5.59%
2016
$51,320
1.91% -
2015
$50,340
1.91% -
2014
$49,380
1.22% -
2013
$48,780
-2.05% -
2012
$49,780
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Librarians in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of librarians in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of librarians in state of North Carolina ranges from $43,800 to $62,310. The highest paying area for librarians in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $62,310. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Wilmington (mean annual salary $54,750). The lowest paying area is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$62,310
Wilmington
$54,750
Raleigh-Cary
$53,860
Winston-Salem
$53,370
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$52,590
Greenville
$51,720
Goldsboro
$50,900
Greensboro-High Point
$50,340
Rocky Mount
$50,220
Burlington
$49,920
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$49,910
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$48,370
Asheville
$48,080
Jacksonville
$47,820
Fayetteville
$47,090
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$46,650
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$43,800




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