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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Librarians in Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,710
25th Percentile Wage
$50,880
50th Percentile Wage
$64,480
75th Percentile Wage
$86,460
90th Percentile Wage
$108,550

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 $108,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,710.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of librarians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$64,480
2.43% 9.35%
2016
$62,910
4.31% -
2015
$60,200
2.62% -
2014
$58,620
0.84% -
2013
$58,130
-0.55% -
2012
$58,450
- -

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 $47,360 to $66,760. The highest paying area for librarians in Virginia is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News with a median annual salary of $66,760. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Charlottesville (mean annual salary $62,780). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,360.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$66,760
Charlottesville
$62,780
Richmond
$58,420
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$54,290
Roanoke
$53,800
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$51,390
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$50,470
Lynchburg
$50,260
Harrisonburg
$49,420
Danville
$49,300
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$47,870
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$47,490
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$47,360




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