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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 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,800
25th Percentile Wage
$41,920
50th Percentile Wage
$55,650
75th Percentile Wage
$71,400
90th Percentile Wage
$87,540

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 $87,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,800.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.81
25th Percentile Wage
$20.16
50th Percentile Wage
$26.75
75th Percentile Wage
$34.33
90th Percentile Wage
$42.09

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for librarians in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $42.09. The median hourly salary is $26.75. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.81.

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
201655,6502.37%0.75%
201554,3301.49%-
201453,520-2.09%-
201354,640-1.08%-
201255,230--

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 $40,250 to $66,020. The highest paying area for librarians in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $66,020. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton (mean annual salary $62,350). The lowest paying area is West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $40,250.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$66,020
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$62,350
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$61,320
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$60,100
Philadelphia
$59,250
Williamsport
$56,080
Reading
$55,870
State College
$55,680
Altoona
$54,370
Pittsburgh
$53,940
Erie
$53,670
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$52,570
Lancaster
$52,560
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$52,480
York-Hanover
$51,940
Lebanon
$49,570
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$47,830
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$45,260
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$45,130
Johnstown
$42,170
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$40,250


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