2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
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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- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
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.
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.
|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
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|
|Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations||$43680||$21.00|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$42940||$20.64|
|Educational Support Services||$41660||$20.03|
|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|
|Technical and Trade Schools||$34610||$16.64|
|Facilities Support Services||$31660||$15.22|