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Library Technician Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for library technicians in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of library technicians 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Library Technicians in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,200
25th Percentile Wage
$22,170
50th Percentile Wage
$30,410
75th Percentile Wage
$39,040
90th Percentile Wage
$50,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for library technicians in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $50,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,200.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.75
25th Percentile Wage
$10.66
50th Percentile Wage
$14.62
75th Percentile Wage
$18.77
90th Percentile Wage
$24.18

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for library technicians in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $24.18. The median hourly salary is $14.62. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.75.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201630,4102.89%9.80%
201529,5305.72%-
201427,840-1.62%-
201328,2903.04%-
201227,430--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Library Technicians in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of library technicians in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of library technicians in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $19,470 to $44,790. The highest paying area for library technicians in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $44,790. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $38,430). The lowest paying area is Williamsport with a median annual salary of $19,470.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$44,790
Philadelphia
$38,430
Reading
$36,740
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$36,030
Erie
$32,880
York-Hanover
$32,170
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$31,210
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$29,660
Lancaster
$29,430
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$29,270
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$27,660
Pittsburgh
$26,700
Altoona
$23,760
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$23,220
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$21,970
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$21,800
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$21,210
Lebanon
$20,800
Williamsport
$19,470


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