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Librarians Salary Information in Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for librarians in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of librarians amongst Virginia metropolitan 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 Librarians in Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,050
25th Percentile Wage
$49,430
50th Percentile Wage
$62,910
75th Percentile Wage
$82,620
90th Percentile Wage
$102,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for librarians in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $102,980. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,050.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.22
25th Percentile Wage
$23.77
50th Percentile Wage
$30.24
75th Percentile Wage
$39.72
90th Percentile Wage
$49.51

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for librarians in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $49.51. The median hourly salary is $30.24. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.22.

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
201662,9104.31%7.09%
201560,2002.62%-
201458,6200.84%-
201358,130-0.55%-
201258,450--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Librarians in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of librarians in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of librarians in state of Virginia ranges from $45,930 to $61,810. The highest paying area for librarians in Virginia is Charlottesville with a median annual salary of $61,810. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News (mean annual salary $59,310). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $45,930.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlottesville
$61,810
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$59,310
Richmond
$59,200
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$55,440
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$54,360
Roanoke
$53,450
Lynchburg
$50,200
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$50,130
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$49,740
Danville
$49,300
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$47,990
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$45,930


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