Training Requirements for Librarians

Librarians need a master's degree.

Degrees for Librarians
Percent
Less than High School 0.4
High School 1.9
Some College 8.2
Associates Degree 5.0
Bachelors Degree 23.8
Masters Degree 56.1
Doctorate or Professional Degree 4.8

Employment Outlook for Librarians

This represents about 143,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more librarians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 29,000 more.

Typical Income for Librarians

Hourly Income

On average,librarians make $28.78 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Librarians $16.39 $21.67 $27.73 $34.99 $43.34
Education, training, and library occupations $10.49 $15.30 $23.08 $32.42 $44.66
Librarians, curators, and archivists $11.26 $15.67 $22.41 $30.00 $38.40
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, librarians make $59,870 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Librarians $34,100 $45,060 $57,680 $72,780 $90,140
Education, training, and library occupations $21,820 $31,830 $48,000 $67,430 $92,890
Librarians, curators, and archivists $23,410 $32,590 $46,610 $62,400 $79,860
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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