Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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 or other media; remove or repair damaged books or other media; register patrons; and check materials in and out of the circulation process. Replace materials in shelving area (stacks) or files. Includes bookmobile drivers who assist with providing services in mobile libraries.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

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)
109,240 1.3 % $15.10 $31,410 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.64 $10.93 $14.36 $18.34 $22.59
Annual Wage (2) $17,970 $22,730 $29,860 $38,140 $46,980


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 55,490 0.99 $14.60 $30,360
Elementary and Secondary Schools 22,980 0.27 $14.16 $29,450
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 15,870 0.56 $17.12 $35,600
Other Information Services 6,160 4.48 $14.04 $29,200
Junior Colleges 3,680 0.48 $16.79 $34,920

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 6,160 4.48 $14.04 $29,200
Local Government (OES Designation) 55,490 0.99 $14.60 $30,360
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 15,870 0.56 $17.12 $35,600
Junior Colleges 3,680 0.48 $16.79 $34,920
Elementary and Secondary Schools 22,980 0.27 $14.16 $29,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 990 0.05 $22.34 $46,460
Scientific Research and Development Services 160 0.03 $21.43 $44,570
Legal Services 550 0.05 $21.17 $44,030
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 50 0.01 $20.83 $43,330
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $19.44 $40,440


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 11,540 0.82 0.96 $19.54 $40,650
New York 7,630 0.91 1.06 $14.55 $30,260
Illinois 6,560 1.19 1.38 $14.25 $29,640
Ohio 5,460 1.11 1.29 $14.95 $31,090
Texas 4,630 0.46 0.53 $12.73 $26,480




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 1,090 1.89 2.20 $14.49 $30,150
South Dakota 660 1.69 1.97 $11.47 $23,860
Wyoming 440 1.64 1.91 $14.03 $29,170
Iowa 2,050 1.43 1.66 $12.58 $26,170
Idaho 820 1.38 1.61 $12.02 $25,010




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 670 1.05 1.23 $19.70 $40,980
California 11,540 0.82 0.96 $19.54 $40,650
Nevada 460 0.41 0.48 $18.90 $39,310
Hawaii 240 0.41 0.48 $18.84 $39,190
Alaska 180 0.59 0.69 $18.33 $38,120

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,730 0.95 1.10 $15.81 $32,880
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 3,960 1.12 1.30 $15.08 $31,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,240 0.59 0.68 $19.96 $41,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,860 0.81 0.95 $20.75 $43,170
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,760 0.98 1.13 $14.90 $30,990
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,740 1.45 1.69 $13.47 $28,020
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,450 0.88 1.02 $18.89 $39,290
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,420 1.15 1.34 $17.77 $36,960
Columbus, OH 1,320 1.50 1.74 $15.38 $32,000
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,300 1.36 1.58 $15.36 $31,950




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jackson, MI 130 2.65 3.09 $12.52 $26,040
Idaho Falls, ID 130 2.62 3.05 $10.32 $21,470
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 100 2.40 2.79 $16.72 $34,770
Casper, WY 80 2.14 2.50 $14.12 $29,380
Janesville, WI 130 2.10 2.44 $14.39 $29,930
Greeley, CO 160 2.06 2.40 $13.35 $27,780
Auburn-Opelika, AL 90 2.04 2.38 $17.07 $35,500
Ames, IA 80 2.03 2.36 $19.52 $40,590
St. Joseph, MO-KS 110 2.03 2.36 $11.62 $24,160
Jefferson City, MO 140 1.98 2.30 $15.37 $31,980




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,040 1.22 1.42 $25.65 $53,350
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 620 0.65 0.76 $24.63 $51,240
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.66 $47,140
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 760 0.80 0.93 $21.79 $45,320
New Bedford, MA 40 0.63 0.74 $21.54 $44,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,860 0.81 0.95 $20.75 $43,170
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 90 1.19 1.39 $20.31 $42,240
Reno-Sparks, NV 80 0.44 0.52 $20.15 $41,910
Lafayette, LA 160 1.12 1.30 $20.03 $41,670
New Haven, CT 450 1.70 1.98 $19.96 $41,520

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 470 1.76 2.05 $11.56 $24,050
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 410 1.57 1.83 $12.00 $24,960
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 400 2.13 2.48 $14.44 $30,030
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 390 3.86 4.50 $12.08 $25,120
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 390 1.03 1.20 $10.72 $22,310

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 390 3.86 4.50 $12.08 $25,120
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 80 3.75 4.36 $23.70 $49,300
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 230 3.48 4.05 $11.98 $24,910
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 3.48 4.05 $14.23 $29,590
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 40 3.24 3.77 $18.81 $39,130

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 80 3.75 4.36 $23.70 $49,300
Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 50 1.94 2.25 $19.07 $39,670
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 40 3.24 3.77 $18.81 $39,130
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 0.84 0.98 $18.08 $37,610
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 1.08 1.26 $17.39 $36,180


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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