Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

25-4031 Library Technicians

Assist librarians by helping readers in the use of library catalogs, databases, and indexes to locate books and other materials; and by answering questions that require only brief consultation of standard reference. Compile records; sort and shelve books; remove or repair damaged books; register patrons; check materials in and out of the circulation process. Replace materials in shelving area (stacks) or files. Include bookmobile drivers who operate bookmobiles or light trucks that pull trailers to specific locations on a predetermined schedule and assist with providing services in mobile libraries.

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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
108,940 2.9 % $12.29 $25,570 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.96 $8.78 $11.65 $15.18 $18.85
Annual Wage (2) $14,470 $18,260 $24,240 $31,570 $39,210

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Local government (OES designation) 48,750 $11.82 $24,580 1 27
Elementary and secondary schools 23,710 $11.26 $23,420 2 31
Colleges and universities 19,160 $13.82 $28,740 3 19
Other information services 5,880 $10.92 $22,710 4 32
Junior colleges 3,790 $13.93 $28,980 5 17

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Computer systems design and related services 60 $19.40 $40,350 21 1
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 50 $18.10 $37,640 26 2
Legal services 890 $17.35 $36,090 9 3
Federal government (OES designation) 1,430 $17.24 $35,870 6 4
Scientific research and development services 150 $16.93 $35,220 13 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
District of Columbia 970 $14.98 $31,160 0.163% 334
Wyoming 390 $9.83 $20,450 0.162% 405
Maine 880 $11.79 $24,530 0.149% 452
Connecticut 2,320 $14.55 $30,270 0.141% 457
Idaho 790 $10.76 $22,390 0.140% 464

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Alaska 280 $15.93 $33,130 0.096% 333
Nevada (6) $15.56 $32,370 (6) 373
California 12,290 $15.13 $31,480 0.085% 498
District of Columbia 970 $14.98 $31,160 0.163% 334
Hawaii 210 $14.72 $30,630 0.038% 345

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Lawrence, KS MSA 180 $10.93 $22,740 0.383%
Youngstown-Warren, OH MSA 630 $14.74 $30,660 0.279%
Bryan-College Station, TX MSA 210 $10.59 $22,020 0.278%
Columbia, MO MSA 180 $9.88 $20,540 0.243%
Bakersfield, CA MSA 530 $15.79 $32,840 0.238%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Reno, NV MSA 40 $19.13 $39,790 0.020%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 1,280 $18.19 $37,830 0.131%
San Jose, CA PMSA 370 $17.87 $37,180 0.042%
Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria, OH PMSA 1,150 $16.73 $34,800 0.106%
Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa, CA PMSA (6) $16.24 $33,780 (6)

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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