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Librarians Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,310
25th Percentile Wage
$57,870
50th Percentile Wage
$68,750
75th Percentile Wage
$76,720
90th Percentile Wage
$81,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for librarians in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $81,900. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,310.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22.27
25th Percentile Wage
$27.82
50th Percentile Wage
$33.04
75th Percentile Wage
$36.88
90th Percentile Wage
$39.36

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for librarians in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $39.36. The median hourly salary is $33.04. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.27.

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
201668,7501.98%4.92%
201567,3901.51%-
201466,3701.27%-
201365,5300.24%-
201265,370--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Librarians in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of librarians in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of librarians in state of Washington ranges from $39,420 to $73,440. The highest paying area for librarians in Washington is Central Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $73,440. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $71,940). The lowest paying area is Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,420.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$73,440
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$71,940
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$71,590
Bellingham
$70,360
Tacoma
$69,470
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$69,450
Bremerton-Silverdale
$65,450
Longview
$64,620
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$63,110
Spokane
$61,850
Olympia
$61,770
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$60,510
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$58,700
Yakima
$58,320
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$48,570
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$39,420



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