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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,630
25th Percentile Wage
$20,910
50th Percentile Wage
$25,810
75th Percentile Wage
$33,340
90th Percentile Wage
$41,850

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 $41,850. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $25,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,630. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 124% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of library assistants, clerical from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$25,810
2.29% 9.18%
2016
$25,220
2.93% -
2015
$24,480
2.33% -
2014
$23,910
1.05% -
2013
$23,660
0.93% -
2012
$23,440
- -

Table 2. Library Assistant, Clerical Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of library assistants, clerical in 11 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 $41,440. The lowest paying sector is the information sector (annual salary $22,470).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$41,440
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$34,880
Health Care and Social Assistance
$32,210
Educational Services
$28,610
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$28,250
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$27,690
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$27,620
Finance and Insurance
$27,480
Federal, State, and Local Government
$25,180
Manufacturing
$25,170
Information
$22,470

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 $17,990 to $37,780. The highest paying state for library assistants, clerical is Alaska with a median annual salary of $37,780. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,990. 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
$37,780
Nevada
$37,560
District of Columbia
$34,950
Oregon
$34,800
Hawaii
$31,740
Massachusetts
$31,440
Washington
$31,370
Minnesota
$31,000
Wisconsin
$30,540
California
$30,520
New Jersey
$29,440
New York
$29,220
Connecticut
$28,300
Wyoming
$27,450
North Dakota
$27,180
Colorado
$27,150
Virginia
$27,030
New Hampshire
$26,730
Illinois
$26,510
Florida
$26,330
North Carolina
$25,860
Vermont
$25,650
Rhode Island
$25,380
Louisiana
$25,360
Texas
$25,160
Arizona
$25,040
Maryland
$24,790
Tennessee
$24,730
New Mexico
$24,400
Montana
$24,160
Ohio
$24,080
Kansas
$24,010
Indiana
$23,780
Utah
$23,690
Georgia
$23,200
Idaho
$22,990
Pennsylvania
$22,960
Kentucky
$22,590
South Carolina
$22,540
Iowa
$22,520
Maine
$22,290
Delaware
$22,250
Nebraska
$21,920
Michigan
$21,730
Oklahoma
$21,730
Arkansas
$21,540
Missouri
$21,170
Alabama
$21,130
Mississippi
$20,470
West Virginia
$19,670
Puerto Rico
$17,990



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