Librarians and media collections specialists

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2019 Workforce
193k
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Average Age
47.1
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Average Salary
$48,630
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Average Male Salary
$56,082
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Average Female Salary
$47,276
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About

Librarians and media collections specialists are most often employed by the Libraries & archives industry. The average yearly wage for Librarians and media collections specialists was $48,630 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Librarians and media collections specialists by wage are Dietitians & nutritionists, Legal secretaries and administrative assistants, and Social workers, all other.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Librarians and media collections specialists are Upper West Side & West Side PUMA, NY, Manhattan City PUMA, KS, and Cary Town PUMA, NC. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Librarians and media collections specialists are Manhattan City PUMA, KS, Upper West Side & West Side PUMA, NY, and Syracuse City PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Librarians and media collections specialists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Libraries & archives is the industry that employs the most Librarians and media collections specialists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Librarians and media collections specialists, by average wage, is Legal services. Librarians and media collections specialists are paid most in Outer Cape Cod Towns PUMA, MA but are relatively concentrated in Manhattan City PUMA, KS.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$48,630
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,024

In 2019, Librarians and media collections specialists earned an average of $48,630, $6,893 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Social workers, all other make somewhat more than Librarians and media collections specialists while Dietitians & nutritionists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Librarians and media collections specialists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.337
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Librarians and media collections specialists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.337, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Librarians and media collections specialists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Librarians and media collections specialists.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Librarians and media collections specialists

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Librarians and media collections specialists.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Librarians and media collections specialists, by number of employees, are Libraries & archives, Elementary & secondary schools, and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges.

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Industries by Share

193k
2019 Workforce
± 10,773
8.82%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 7.42%

The number of people employed as Librarians and media collections specialists has been growing at a rate of 8.82%, from 177,165 people in 2018 to 192,798 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Librarians and media collections specialists employed by various industries. Libraries & archives employs the largest share of Librarians and media collections specialists at  44.6%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 26.4% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 21.7%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Librarians and media collections specialists in the US. The average age of male Librarians and media collections specialists in the workforce is 45.3 and of female Librarians and media collections specialists is 47.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Librarians and media collections specialists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

29.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,227
163k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 9,911

84.6% of Librarians and media collections specialists are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Librarians and media collections specialists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Librarians and media collections specialists
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

82.1% of Librarians and media collections specialists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 5.99% of Librarians and media collections specialists, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Librarians and media collections specialists.

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Age by Gender

45.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.79
47.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.803

The median age of Librarians and media collections specialists is 47.1, and Male employees are generally 2.19 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Librarians and media collections specialists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Librarians and media collections specialists is Education but a relatively high number of Librarians and media collections specialists hold a major in Library Science.

Majors

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