What Are The Training Requirements for Library Technicians?

Library technicians need a postsecondary nondegree award.

Degrees for Library technicians
Typical education of Library technicians
Percent
Less than High School 2.6
High School 36.8
Some College 18.4
Associates Degree 7.8
Bachelors Degree 23.2
Masters Degree 10.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.5

What Is the Employment Outlook for Library Technicians?

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 5,000 more library technicians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 53,000 more.

This career includes 101,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Library Technicians Make?

On average, library technicians make $16.72 per hour or $34,780 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Library Technicians?

Hourly income for Library technicians in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Library technicians $9.46 $11.92 $15.81 $20.66 $25.43
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 Library Technicians?

Annual salary for Library technicians in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Library technicians $19,680 $24,790 $32,890 $42,970 $52,880
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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