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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 among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Librarians in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,220
25th Percentile Wage
$42,970
50th Percentile Wage
$51,320
75th Percentile Wage
$61,100
90th Percentile Wage
$73,650

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 $73,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,220.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.41
25th Percentile Wage
$20.66
50th Percentile Wage
$24.67
75th Percentile Wage
$29.38
90th Percentile Wage
$35.40

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for librarians in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $35.40. The median hourly salary is $24.67. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.41.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of librarians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,3201.91%3.00%
201550,3401.91%-
201449,3801.22%-
201348,780-2.05%-
201249,780--

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 $42,890 to $58,720. The highest paying area for librarians in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $58,720. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Wilmington (mean annual salary $54,950). The lowest paying area is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $42,890.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$58,720
Wilmington
$54,950
Greenville
$54,700
Raleigh-Cary
$54,400
Winston-Salem
$50,630
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$50,240
Greensboro-High Point
$49,730
Burlington
$49,720
Goldsboro
$48,720
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$48,690
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$48,450
Asheville
$47,730
Fayetteville
$46,830
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$45,970
Rocky Mount
$45,700
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$42,890


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