How Much Do Library Technicians Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Library Technicians

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.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$39630 per year
Hourly wage
$19 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$23,110 to $28,080 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$11 to $14 per hour

Entry-level Library Technicians with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $23,110 to $28,080 per year or $11 to $14 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Library Technicians to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $30 $61,650
Senior (Top 25%) $23 $48,400
Middle (Mid 50%) $18 $37,010
Junior (Bottom 25%) $14 $28,080
No experience (Bottom 10%) $11 $23,110

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $26 $55,020
CA $26 $53,490
RI $25 $52,790
CT $25 $51,910
WA $24 $50,530
MA $23 $48,690
AK $23 $47,390
HI $22 $46,370
MN $22 $46,020
OR $21 $42,810

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Library Technician is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Library Technicians are in the states of DC, CA, RI, CT and WA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Management of Companies and Enterprises $62560 $30.08
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $56290 $27.06
Federal Executive Branch $54490 $26.20
Legal Services $53800 $25.86
State Government $46650 $22.43
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $43680 $21.00
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $42940 $20.64
Educational Support Services $41660 $20.03
Junior Colleges $41300 $19.86
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions $40500 $19.47
Scientific Research and Development Services $40210 $19.33
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $39650 $19.06
Elementary and Secondary Schools $37590 $18.07
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $36600 $17.60
Local Government $36040 $17.33
Technical and Trade Schools $34610 $16.64
Facilities Support Services $31660 $15.22
Religious Organizations $30510 $14.67

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