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Librarians Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,530
25th Percentile Wage
$41,590
50th Percentile Wage
$56,210
75th Percentile Wage
$72,730
90th Percentile Wage
$89,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for librarians in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $89,370. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,530.

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
$56,210
1.00% 1.74%
2016
$55,650
2.37% -
2015
$54,330
1.49% -
2014
$53,520
-2.09% -
2013
$54,640
-1.08% -
2012
$55,230
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Librarians in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of librarians in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of librarians in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $38,200 to $66,530. The highest paying area for librarians in Pennsylvania is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton with a median annual salary of $66,530. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Newark-Union (mean annual salary $63,810). The lowest paying area is West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,200.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$66,530
Newark-Union
$63,810
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$62,040
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$60,770
Philadelphia
$60,720
Williamsport
$59,770
Erie
$56,530
State College
$55,670
York-Hanover
$55,420
Reading
$54,480
Altoona
$54,370
Lancaster
$52,550
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$52,350
Pittsburgh
$52,270
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$51,200
Lebanon
$49,570
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$47,950
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$47,830
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$47,230
Johnstown
$40,090
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$38,200




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