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Library Assistant, Clerical Salary Information

The salary statistics of library assistants, clerical are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of library assistants, clerical within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The library assistants, clerical annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Library Assistant, Clerical Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,220
25th Percentile Wage
$20,190
50th Percentile Wage
$25,220
75th Percentile Wage
$32,400
90th Percentile Wage
$40,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for library assistants, clerical. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) library assistants, clerical is $40,540. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $25,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,220. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 122% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201625,2202.93%7.06%
201524,4802.33%-
201423,9101.05%-
201323,6600.93%-
201223,440--

Table 2. Library Assistant, Clerical Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of library assistants, clerical in 10 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for library assistants, clerical occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $39,380. The lowest paying sector is the information sector (annual salary $22,140).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$39,380
Health Care and Social Assistance
$32,690
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$29,650
Educational Services
$27,790
Finance and Insurance
$27,480
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$27,170
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$25,920
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$25,730
Federal, State, and Local Government
$24,590
Information
$22,140

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Library Assistants, Clerical by States

From the above tables we note that not only library assistants, clerical salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of library assistants, clerical in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,960 to $36,700. The highest paying state for library assistants, clerical is Alaska with a median annual salary of $36,700. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,960. For more salary information of library assistants, clerical profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$36,700
District of Columbia
$34,950
North Dakota
$32,110
Oregon
$31,130
Hawaii
$30,970
Massachusetts
$30,680
Minnesota
$30,620
Washington
$29,510
California
$29,390
New York
$29,140
New Jersey
$28,880
Connecticut
$28,350
Virginia
$27,800
Colorado
$26,660
Wisconsin
$26,420
Illinois
$26,290
New Hampshire
$26,180
Vermont
$25,980
Tennessee
$25,730
Florida
$25,160
Louisiana
$25,120
Maryland
$24,630
North Carolina
$24,620
Ohio
$24,530
Wyoming
$24,490
Arizona
$24,360
Montana
$24,210
Texas
$24,150
Utah
$23,880
Indiana
$23,530
Rhode Island
$23,290
Delaware
$23,030
Maine
$22,770
Kentucky
$22,660
New Mexico
$22,620
South Carolina
$22,540
Kansas
$22,250
Pennsylvania
$22,180
Iowa
$22,060
Georgia
$22,000
Nebraska
$21,630
Missouri
$21,250
Idaho
$21,140
Arkansas
$20,450
Alabama
$20,280
Michigan
$20,280
Oklahoma
$19,870
West Virginia
$19,640
Mississippi
$19,410
Puerto Rico
$17,960


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