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