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Library Technician Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for library technicians in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of library technicians amongst Washington cities 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 Library Technicians in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,430
25th Percentile Wage
$32,170
50th Percentile Wage
$41,270
75th Percentile Wage
$48,800
90th Percentile Wage
$57,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for library technicians in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $57,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,430.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.74
25th Percentile Wage
$15.47
50th Percentile Wage
$19.84
75th Percentile Wage
$23.46
90th Percentile Wage
$27.44

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for library technicians in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $27.44. The median hourly salary is $19.84. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.74.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of library technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201641,2702.57%2.52%
201540,2100.77%-
201439,900-1.05%-
201340,3200.22%-
201240,230--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Library Technicians in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of library technicians in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of library technicians in state of Washington ranges from $25,560 to $46,420. The highest paying area for library technicians in Washington is Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $46,420. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Tacoma (mean annual salary $46,190). The lowest paying area is Olympia with a median annual salary of $25,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$46,420
Tacoma
$46,190
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$45,520
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$45,470
Bremerton-Silverdale
$44,240
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$42,900
Spokane
$38,700
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$37,640
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$36,790
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$35,790
Bellingham
$34,740
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$34,570
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$33,720
Yakima
$28,780
Lewiston
$27,910
Olympia
$25,560



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