Librarian earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level librarian earnings begin at:

$31.30 per hour

$65,110 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level librarian earnings begin at:

$28.84 per hour

$59,980 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level librarian earnings begin at:

$25.32 per hour

$52,660 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level librarian earnings begin at:

$21.66 per hour

$45,050 per year

10th percentile

Starting level librarian earnings begin at:

$19.25 per hour

$40,050 per year

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 Louisiana. On average, they make less than arbitrators but more than postal service clerks.

Career Median Salary
Arbitrator salary $51K
School counselor salary $56K
Professor salary $57K
Real estate agent salary $36K
Clergy member salary $50K
Librarian salary $53K
Real estate appraiser salary $49K
Special education teacher salary $52K
High school teacher salary $50K
Postal service clerk salary $60K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)