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Librarians Salary Information in West Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,850
25th Percentile Wage
$26,030
50th Percentile Wage
$41,880
75th Percentile Wage
$51,660
90th Percentile Wage
$61,830

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for librarians in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,850.

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
$41,880
1.03% -11.34%
2016
$41,450
-6.37% -
2015
$44,090
-0.91% -
2014
$44,490
-7.22% -
2013
$47,700
2.24% -
2012
$46,630
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Librarians in West Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of librarians in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of librarians in state of West Virginia ranges from $24,260 to $79,820. The highest paying area for librarians in West Virginia is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria with a median annual salary of $79,820. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Winchester (mean annual salary $64,010). The lowest paying area is North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,260.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$79,820
Winchester
$64,010
Hagerstown-Martinsburg
$58,790
Morgantown
$53,300
Charleston
$49,270
Huntington-Ashland
$48,110
Cumberland
$47,150
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$46,730
Wheeling
$35,920
Steubenville-Weirton
$35,480
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$30,940
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$24,260




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