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Total Workforce
184,792
Average Age
47.3
Estimated Job Growth
8.9%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$43,359
Average Male Salary
$47,117
Average Female Salary
$42,517

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Librarians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Libraries & archives is the industry that employs the most Librarians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Librarians, by average wage, is Legal services. Librarians are paid most in Johnson, Lafayette, Ray, Clinton & Caldwell Counties PUMA, MO but are relatively concentrated in Takoma Park City & Silver Spring PUMA, MD.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Librarians in the US. The average age of male Librarians in the workforce is 43.4 and of female Librarians is 48.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Librarians is White.

Gender Composition

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Librarians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Librarians is Education but a relatively high number of Librarians hold a major in Communication Technologies.

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Skills

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

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Librarians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Librarians are expected to see a growth of 8.9% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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