Training Requirements for Library Technicians

Library technicians need a postsecondary nondegree award.

Degrees for 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

Employment Outlook for Library Technicians

This represents about 101,000 people in the United States.

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.

Typical Income for Library Technicians

Hourly Income

On average,library technicians make $16.72 per hour.

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

Annual Salaries

On average, library technicians make $34,780 per year.

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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