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Librarians Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,970
25th Percentile Wage
$49,920
50th Percentile Wage
$57,890
75th Percentile Wage
$66,390
90th Percentile Wage
$79,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for librarians in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,970.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.70
25th Percentile Wage
$24.00
50th Percentile Wage
$27.83
75th Percentile Wage
$31.92
90th Percentile Wage
$38.06

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for librarians in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.06. The median hourly salary is $27.83. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.70.

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
201657,8902.35%6.63%
201556,5302.44%-
201455,1501.49%-
201354,3300.52%-
201254,050--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Librarians in Texas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of librarians in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of librarians in state of Texas ranges from $43,660 to $61,670. The highest paying area for librarians in Texas is Corpus Christi with a median annual salary of $61,670. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos (mean annual salary $61,560). The lowest paying area is Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Corpus Christi
$61,670
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$61,560
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$60,850
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$60,620
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$59,810
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$58,900
El Paso
$58,340
Fort Worth-Arlington
$58,140
Lubbock
$58,070
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$58,020
Brownsville-Harlingen
$57,880
Midland
$55,350
Amarillo
$54,780
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$54,120
Texarkana-Texarkana
$53,800
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$53,760
Tyler
$53,530
Sherman-Denison
$52,630
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$52,260
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$51,960
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$51,400
Wichita Falls
$49,870
Waco
$49,800
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$49,540
Longview
$47,470
Abilene
$46,920
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$46,220
College Station-Bryan
$45,060
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$43,660


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