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Librarians Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,790
25th Percentile Wage
$44,090
50th Percentile Wage
$55,250
75th Percentile Wage
$67,380
90th Percentile Wage
$80,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for librarians in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,790.

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
$55,250
1.85% 13.76%
2016
$54,230
3.61% -
2015
$52,270
-0.19% -
2014
$52,370
1.68% -
2013
$51,490
7.46% -
2012
$47,650
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Librarians in Wisconsin Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of librarians in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of librarians in state of Wisconsin ranges from $42,330 to $65,860. The highest paying area for librarians in Wisconsin is Wausau with a median annual salary of $65,860. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Duluth (mean annual salary $64,050). The lowest paying area is Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $42,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Wausau
$65,860
Duluth
$64,050
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$63,530
Appleton
$61,310
Madison
$61,170
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$58,660
Eau Claire
$56,910
Racine
$56,200
Oshkosh-Neenah
$55,540
La Crosse
$54,850
Janesville
$54,240
Sheboygan
$53,340
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$52,990
Lake County-Kenosha County
$52,690
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$51,370
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$51,080
Green Bay
$50,680
Fond du Lac
$49,840
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$42,720
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$42,330




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