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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 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 Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,740
25th Percentile Wage
$42,930
50th Percentile Wage
$54,230
75th Percentile Wage
$66,380
90th Percentile Wage
$79,470

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 $79,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,740.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.22
25th Percentile Wage
$20.64
50th Percentile Wage
$26.07
75th Percentile Wage
$31.91
90th Percentile Wage
$38.20

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for librarians in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.20. The median hourly salary is $26.07. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.22.

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
201654,2303.61%12.13%
201552,270-0.19%-
201452,3701.68%-
201351,4907.46%-
201247,650--

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 $38,270 to $66,160. The highest paying area for librarians in Wisconsin is Wausau with a median annual salary of $66,160. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Duluth (mean annual salary $62,500). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Wausau
$66,160
Duluth
$62,500
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$60,320
Madison
$60,120
Racine
$59,980
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$57,510
Eau Claire
$56,910
Oshkosh-Neenah
$55,630
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$54,760
Janesville
$54,280
La Crosse
$53,170
Fond du Lac
$52,000
Lake County-Kenosha County
$51,840
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$51,370
Green Bay
$50,310
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$50,100
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$49,860
Sheboygan
$48,800
Appleton
$47,990
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$38,270


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