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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 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 Library Technicians in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,170
25th Percentile Wage
$36,790
50th Percentile Wage
$44,100
75th Percentile Wage
$50,990
90th Percentile Wage
$59,660

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 $59,660. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,170.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$44,100
6.42% 8.78%
2016
$41,270
2.57% -
2015
$40,210
0.77% -
2014
$39,900
-1.05% -
2013
$40,320
0.22% -
2012
$40,230
- -

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 $26,970 to $46,880. The highest paying area for library technicians in Washington is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue with a median annual salary of $46,880. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $46,880). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $26,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$46,880
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$46,880
Tacoma
$46,870
Bremerton-Silverdale
$46,840
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$46,420
Bellingham
$43,580
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$42,900
Olympia
$41,090
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$39,060
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$38,820
Spokane
$36,850
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$35,790
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$35,530
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$33,720
Yakima
$29,690
Lewiston
$26,970




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