Library assistants, clerical

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Total Workforce

98.7k

Average Age

41.2

Average Salary

$17,365

Average Male Salary

$17,526

Average Female Salary

$17,326

About

Library assistants, clerical are most often employed by the Libraries & archives industry. The average yearly wage for Library assistants, clerical was $17,365 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Library assistants, clerical by wage are Library technicians, Tour & travel guides, and Waiters & waitresses.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Library assistants, clerical are Tuckahoe, Short Pump & Wyndham PUMA, VA, Berea, Brook Park, Lakewood & Rocky River Cities PUMA, OH, and Tompkins County PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Library assistants, clerical are Tuckahoe, Short Pump & Wyndham PUMA, VA, Tompkins County PUMA, NY, and Berea, Brook Park, Lakewood & Rocky River Cities PUMA, OH.

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 Executive offices & legislative bodies. Library assistants, clerical are paid most in Tuckahoe, Short Pump & Wyndham PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Tuckahoe, Short Pump & Wyndham PUMA, VA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$17,365

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,220

In 2018, Library assistants, clerical earned an average of $17,365, $36,523 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Library technicians make somewhat more than Library assistants, clerical while Tour & travel guides 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

0.445

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Library assistants, clerical had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.445, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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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Industries by Share

98.7k

2018 Workforce

± 7,709

-5.43%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 11.5%

The number of people employed as Library assistants, clerical has been declining at a rate of -5.43%, from 104,317 people in 2017 to 98,650 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Library assistants, clerical employed by various industries. Libraries & archives employs the largest share of Library assistants, clerical at  63.4%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 22.3% 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 34.3 and of female Library assistants, clerical is 42.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Library assistants, clerical is White.

Gender Composition

19.4k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,415

79.3k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 6,912

80.4% 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

  2. Black

  3. Asian

76% of Library assistants, clerical are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12% of Library assistants, clerical, Black 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

34.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.76

42.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.59

The median age of Library assistants, clerical is 41.2, and Male employees are generally 8.61 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 Coordination.

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