Library assistants, clerical

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Total Workforce

104k

Average Age

41.9

Estimated Job Growth

9.4%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$18,441

Average Male Salary

$18,875

Average Female Salary

$18,343

About

Library assistants, clerical are most often employed by the Libraries & archives industry. The average yearly wage for Library assistants, clerical was $18,441 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Library assistants, clerical by wage are Cooks, Crossing guards, and Food servers, nonrestaurant.

Library assistants, clerical are part of the Office & Administrative Support Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of office & administrative support workers, Switchboard operators, including answering service, Telephone operators, Communications equipment operators, all other, Bill & account collectors, Billing & posting clerks, Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks, Gaming cage workers, Payroll & timekeeping clerks, Procurement clerks, Tellers, Other financial clerks, Brokerage clerks, Court, municipal, & license clerks, Credit authorizers, checkers, & clerks, Customer service representatives, Eligibility interviewers, government programs, File clerks, Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks, Interviewers, except eligibility & loan, Library assistants, clerical, Loan interviewers & clerks, New accounts clerks, Human resources assistants, except payroll & timekeeping, Receptionists & information clerks, Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks, Information & record clerks, all other, Correspondence clerks & order clerks, Cargo & freight agents, Couriers & messengers, Dispatchers, Meter readers, utilities, Postal service clerks, Postal service mail carriers, Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators, Production, planning, & expediting clerks, Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, Stock clerks & order fillers, Weighers, measurers, checkers, & samplers, recordkeeping, Secretaries & administrative assistants, Computer operators, Data entry keyers, Word processors & typists, Insurance claims & policy processing clerks, Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, Office clerks, general, Office machine operators, except computer, Proofreaders & copy markers, Statistical assistants, and Miscellaneous office & administrative support workers, including desktop publishers

The top 3 locations that employ the most Library assistants, clerical are Grant, Miami & Wabash Counties PUMA, IN, Chittenden, Franklin & Grand Isle CountiesBurlington City PUMA, VT, and Tolland County PUMA, CT. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Library assistants, clerical are Grant, Miami & Wabash Counties PUMA, IN, Tompkins County PUMA, NY, and Grafton & Coos Counties PUMA, NH.

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 Park Slope, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Grant, Miami & Wabash Counties PUMA, IN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$18,441

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,098

In 2017, Library assistants, clerical earned an average of $18,441, $33,624 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Food servers, nonrestaurant 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

0.394

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Library assistants, clerical had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.394, 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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Library assistants, clerical, by average wage, are Executive offices & legislative bodies, Libraries & archives, and Elementary & secondary schools.

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Industries by Share

104k

2017 Workforce

± 7,927

0.181%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 10.7%

The number of people employed as Library assistants, clerical has been growing at a rate of 0.181%, from 104,129 people in 2016 to 104,317 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Library assistants, clerical employed by various industries. Libraries & archives employs the largest share of Library assistants, clerical at  59.2%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 24.4% and Elementary & secondary schools with 13.7%.

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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 33.6 and of female Library assistants, clerical is 43.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Library assistants, clerical is White.

Gender Composition

19.1k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,395

85.2k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 7,164

81.7% 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

76.4% of Library assistants, clerical are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.07% 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

33.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.8

43.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.47

The median age of Library assistants, clerical is 41.9, and Male employees are generally 10.1 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

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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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 Management of Material Resources, Service Orientation, and Reading Comprehension.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Library assistants, clerical from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Library assistants, clerical are expected to see a growth of 9.4% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

9.4%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Library assistants, clerical. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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