Career Attributes

  • $38,677
  • 138,200
  • 3.3
  • 9.0%
  • Master's degree
  • Library Science
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How much does a Librarian make in the United States?

Average Librarian Yearly Salary in the United States

Librarians earn an average yearly salary of $38,677. Salaries typically start from $18,372 and go up to $62,383.

Average Librarian Hourly Wage in the United States

Librarians earn an average hourly wage of $18.59. Hourly wages typically start from $8.83 and go up to $29.99.

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

51%
Full-Time
49%
Part-Time

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Librarian demographics

Salary Satisfaction

3.0
SCORE
920
RATINGS
Librarians average a score of 3.0 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Librarians in the 43th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Librarian satisfaction

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Librarian Earnings by Seniority

Top End Librarian Earnings

The highest earning Librarians in the United States earn:

$29.99
an hour
$62,382.8
per year
Senior Librarian Earnings

Senior Librarians in the United States earn:

$24.52
an hour
$50,991.3
per year
Experienced Librarian Earnings

Experienced Librarians in the United States earn:

$16.47
an hour
$34,267.9
per year
Junior Librarian Earnings

Junior Librarians in the United States earn:

$11.31
an hour
$23,532.9
per year
Starting Librarian Earnings

Starting Librarians in the United States earn:

$8.83
an hour
$18,371.8
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Librarian Salary Comparison

Librarians earn more than 52% percent of similar careers in the United States.

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Correctional Officer Salary $39k
Translator Salary $39k
Piano Tuner Salary $39k
Event Planner Salary $38k
Librarian Salary $38k
Art Teacher Salary $37k
Computer Repair Technician Salary $37k
Social Worker Salary $37k
Clergy Salary $37k
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Librarian salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Librarian Salary in California $20.77 $43,197.3 # 1
Librarian Salary in United States $18.59 $38,677.1 # 2
Librarian Salary in Texas $14.46 $30,074.1 # 3

Career Attributes

  • $38,677
  • 138,200
  • 3.3
  • 9.0%
  • Master's degree
  • Library Science
More Attributes