Librarian earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Librarian salary by state

State Name Average Salary
District of Columbia $81,770
California $78,620
Washington $72,690
Delaware $71,810
Alaska $70,560
Maryland $69,900
Nevada $69,350
Massachusetts $68,310
Rhode Island $68,290
Connecticut $67,490
New York $64,620
New Jersey $64,320
Minnesota $63,680
Virginia $63,310
Hawaii $63,297
Oregon $62,680
Georgia $61,260
Colorado $60,370
Texas $59,730
South Carolina $56,790
Wisconsin $55,940
Wyoming $55,510
Guam $55,500
Florida $55,060
North Dakota $55,020
New Hampshire $54,550
Kentucky $54,146
Tennessee $53,920
North Carolina $53,650
Nebraska $53,380
Ohio $53,100
Louisiana $52,660
Michigan $50,430
Alabama $50,230
Montana $50,160
Pennsylvania $50,070
Maine $49,920
Missouri $48,760
Illinois $48,689
Virgin Islands, U.S. $48,500
New Mexico $48,450
Mississippi $46,580
Iowa $46,029
Utah $45,970
Arizona $45,397
Kansas $45,227
Oklahoma $43,610
Arkansas $42,820
Idaho $42,707
Vermont $42,090
West Virginia $41,250
Indiana $39,353
South Dakota $38,650
Puerto Rico $36,870

How do librarian salaries compare to similar careers?

Librarians earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than high school teachers but more than police officers.

Career Median Salary
High school teacher salary $60K
Court reporter salary $57K
Recruiter salary $57K
Elementary school teacher salary $58K
Real estate appraiser salary $55K
Librarian salary $59K
School counselor salary $56K
Social worker salary $55K
Healthcare social worker salary $56K
Police officer salary $55K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)