Library assistants, clerical

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2019 Workforce
119k
Average Age
40.7
Estimated Job Growth
−3.87%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$21,135
Average Male Salary
$19,120
Average Female Salary
$21,655

About

Library assistants, clerical are most often employed by the Libraries & archives industry. The average yearly wage for Library assistants, clerical was $21,135 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Library assistants, clerical by wage are Nonfarm animal caretakers, Personal care & service workers, all other , and Cooks.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Library assistants, clerical are Tompkins County PUMA, NY, Pittsfield City PUMA, MA, and Taylor CountyAbilene City PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Library assistants, clerical are Tompkins County PUMA, NY, Pittsfield City PUMA, MA, and Otsego, Schoharie, Oneida (South) & Herkimer (South) Counties PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Library assistants, clerical and on wages and locations for those in the field. Libraries & archives is the industry that employs the most Library assistants, clerical, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Library assistants, clerical, by average wage, is Legal services. Library assistants, clerical are paid most in Tuckahoe, Short Pump & Wyndham PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Tompkins County PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$21,135
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,697

In 2019, Library assistants, clerical earned an average of $21,135, $34,388 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Nonfarm animal caretakers make somewhat more than Library assistants, clerical while Cooks make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Library assistants, clerical as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.427
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Library assistants, clerical had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.427, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Library assistants, clerical (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 Library assistants, clerical.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Library assistants, clerical

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Library assistants, clerical.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Library assistants, clerical, by number of employees, are Libraries & archives, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Elementary & secondary schools.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Library assistants, clerical, by average wage, are Legal services, Elementary & secondary schools, and Libraries & archives.

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Industries by Share

119k
2019 Workforce
± 8,461
20.5%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 8.77%

The number of people employed as Library assistants, clerical has been growing at a rate of 20.5%, from 98,650 people in 2018 to 118,872 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Library assistants, clerical employed by various industries. Libraries & archives employs the largest share of Library assistants, clerical at  61.5%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 24% and Elementary & secondary schools with 12.3%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Library assistants, clerical in the US. The average age of male Library assistants, clerical in the workforce is 31.9 and of female Library assistants, clerical is 43, and the most common race/ethnicity for Library assistants, clerical is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

24.4k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,833
94.5k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 7,545

79.5% of Library assistants, clerical are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Library assistants, clerical.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Library assistants, clerical
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

68.4% of Library assistants, clerical are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.7% of Library assistants, clerical, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Library assistants, clerical.

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Age by Gender

31.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.4
43
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.44

The median age of Library assistants, clerical is 40.7, and Male employees are generally 11.1 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Library assistants, clerical from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Library assistants, clerical is Education but a relatively high number of Library assistants, clerical hold a major in English.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Library assistants, clerical from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Library assistants, clerical need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Service Orientation, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Library assistants, clerical need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Management of Material Resources, and Reading Comprehension.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Library Assistants, Clerical from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Library Assistants, Clerical are expected to see a growth of −3.87% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

−3.87%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Library Assistants, Clerical. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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