Libraries & archives

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Workforce
251k
2019 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
45.2
Average Salary
$33,036
Average Male Salary
$37,281
Average Female Salary
$38,466

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The top three occupations in the Libraries & archives Industry Group are Librarians and media collections specialists, Library assistants, clerical, Library technicians, Education administrators, and Customer service representatives. On average, full-time employees in the Libraries & archives Industry Group work 40.1 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $50,240. Part-time employees in the same industry work 19 hours and earn an average annual salary of $14,183.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Libraries & archives Industry Group are Hempstead Town (West Central) PUMA, NY, Huntington Town (North) PUMA, NY, and Oyster Bay Town (Central) PUMA, NY. 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 and media collections specialists are the most common position, but the Libraries & archives Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Library assistants, clerical, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Libraries & archives goes to Software developers.

Monthly Employment

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Y-Axis
3.88%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 2.73M people employed in the Information industry. This represents a 3.88% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

251k
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 12.3k
5.54%
1 Year Growth
± 6.66%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Libraries & archives Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 5.54%, , from 238k people in 2018 to 251k people in 2019.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Libraries & archives by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Librarians and media collections specialists represent the largest share of positions held in Libraries & archives at 34.3%, followed by Library assistants, clerical with 29.2% and Library technicians with 12.4%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Libraries & archives Industry Group, by number of employees, are Librarians and media collections specialists, Library assistants, clerical, Library technicians, Education administrators, and Customer service representatives.

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Most Specialized

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

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Libraries & archives, by average wage, are Software developers, Chief executives & legislators, and Facilities managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$33,036
AVERAGE WAGE
± $1,621

On average, employees in the Libraries & archives Industry Group make $33,036 per year. This number makes Libraries & archives the 237 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 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

0.45
WAGE GINI

Libraries & archives has a wage GINI of 0.45, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more 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 less than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $37,281 and $38,466. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

193k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±10.8k
57.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
±5.87k

77.2% 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

$37,281
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$3,202
$38,466
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$3,702

On average, Male workers in the Libraries & archives Industry Group make 0.969 times less 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. Black
  2. Asian
  3. White

On average, Black employees in the Libraries & archives Industry Group earn 1.18 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. Professional and business services 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 flow diagram, 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

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Intermediate Inputs

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

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Use of Output by Other Industries

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

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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