Libraries & archives

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Workforce

244k

2017 ACS Estimate

Average Employee Age

45.5

Estimated Job Growth

N/A%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$32,710

Average Male Salary

$37,999

Average Female Salary

$31,133

About

The top three occupations in the Libraries & archives Industry Group are Librarians, Library assistants, clerical, Library technicians, Education administrators, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers. On average, full-time employees in the Libraries & archives Industry Group work 40 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $50,424. Part-time employees in the same industry work 18.9 hours and earn an average annual salary of $12,278.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Libraries & archives Industry Group are District of Columbia (Northeast) PUMA, DC, New City & Congers PUMA, NY, and Laurel, Greenbelt (North & East) Cities & Beltsville PUMA, MD. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Libraries & archives.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Libraries & archives Industry Group. Librarians are the most common position, but the Libraries & archives Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Library technicians, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Libraries & archives goes to Software developers, applications & systems software.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

244k

Workforce (ACS Estimate)

± 12.1k

-0.442%

1 Year Growth

± 7.05%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Libraries & archives Industry Group has been declining at a rate of -0.442%, , from 245k people in 2016 to 244k people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Libraries & archives by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Librarians represent the largest share of positions held in Libraries & archives at 31%, followed by Library assistants, clerical with 25.3% and Library technicians with 13.1%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Libraries & archives Industry Group, by number of employees, are Librarians, Library assistants, clerical, Library technicians, Education administrators, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Libraries & archives employs an unusually high number of Library technicians, Library assistants, clerical, and Librarians.

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Wages

Average Salary

$32,710

AVERAGE WAGE

± $1,697

On average, employees in the Libraries & archives Industry Group make $32,710 per year. This number makes Libraries & archives the 230 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 266 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Libraries & archives Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.457

WAGE GINI

Libraries & archives has a wage GINI of 0.457, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Libraries & archives (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Libraries & archives Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Libraries & archives Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Libraries & archives Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Libraries & archives Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $37,999 and $31,133. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

188k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±10.6k

56k

MALE WORKFORCE

±5.81k

77% of workers in the Libraries & archives Industry Group are Female, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Libraries & archives Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$37,999

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$5,051

$31,133

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$1,598

On average, Male workers in the Libraries & archives Industry Group make 1.22 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Libraries & archives Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

On average, White employees in the Libraries & archives Industry Group earn 1.02 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Libraries & archives Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Libraries & archives Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Information has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Libraries & archives Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Libraries & archives Industry Group is Information.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Libraries & archives is from Information.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Libraries & archives Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Information Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The Information Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Libraries & archives Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Libraries & archives Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Libraries & archives Industry Group, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 8.13% in the next ten years. The Libraries & archives Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at N/A%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (N/A%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

N/A%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

8.13%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Libraries & archives Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 8.13%.

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Output Growth

N/A%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

24.6%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Libraries & archives Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 24.6%

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