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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 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 Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,430
25th Percentile Wage
$59,560
50th Percentile Wage
$70,620
75th Percentile Wage
$79,050
90th Percentile Wage
$89,080

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 $89,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,430.

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
$70,620
2.65% 7.43%
2016
$68,750
1.98% -
2015
$67,390
1.51% -
2014
$66,370
1.27% -
2013
$65,530
0.24% -
2012
$65,370
- -

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 $27,810 to $73,470. The highest paying area for librarians in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $73,470. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Central Washington nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $73,440). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $27,810.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$73,470
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$73,440
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$73,270
Tacoma
$72,020
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$71,030
Bellingham
$70,250
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$69,760
Bremerton-Silverdale
$68,920
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$66,860
Longview
$66,740
Olympia
$65,740
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$64,880
Yakima
$61,780
Spokane
$60,380
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$60,280
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$57,650
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$48,570
Lewiston
$27,810




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