What Are The Training Requirements for Librarians?

Librarians need a master's degree.

Degrees for Librarians
Typical education of 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

What Is the Employment Outlook for Librarians?

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.

This career includes 143,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Librarians Make?

On average, librarians make $28.78 per hour or $59,870 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Librarians?

Hourly income for Librarians in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
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

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Librarians?

Annual salary for Librarians in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
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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