Library assistants, clerical

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
106k
Average Age
41.8
Estimated Job Growth
−3.87%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$19,665
Average Male Salary
$19,421
Average Female Salary
$19,720

About

Library assistants, clerical are most often employed by the Libraries & archives industry. The average yearly wage for Library assistants, clerical was $19,665 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Library assistants, clerical by wage are Cooks, Crossing guards, and Food servers, nonrestaurant.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Library assistants, clerical are Tompkins County PUMA, NY, Biddeford & Saco Cities PUMA, ME, and Manatee County (West Central) PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Library assistants, clerical are Tompkins County PUMA, NY, Manatee County (West Central) PUMA, FL, and Biddeford & Saco Cities PUMA, ME.

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 Legal services. Library assistants, clerical are paid most in Southwest Nebraska PUMA, NE but are relatively concentrated in Tompkins County PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$19,665
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,742

In 2020, Library assistants, clerical earned an average of $19,665, $36,289 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

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

0.426
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Library assistants, clerical had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.426, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Library assistants, clerical, by average wage, are Legal services, Justice, public order, & safety activities , and Executive offices & legislative bodies.

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Industries by Share

106k
2020 Workforce
± 8,007
0.634%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 10.6%

The number of people employed as Library assistants, clerical has been growing at a rate of 0.634%, from 105,757 people in 2019 to 106,428 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Library assistants, clerical employed by various industries. Libraries & archives employs the largest share of Library assistants, clerical at  62.3%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 22.4% and Elementary & secondary schools with 13%.

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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 33.8 and of female Library assistants, clerical is 43.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Library assistants, clerical is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

19.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,438
86.8k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 7,232

81.6% of Library assistants, clerical are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Library assistants, clerical.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Library assistants, clerical
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

67.2% of Library assistants, clerical are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.2% of Library assistants, clerical, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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 Sex

33.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.74
43.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.49

The median age of Library assistants, clerical is 41.8, and Male employees are generally 9.87 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 Library Science.

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 Reading Comprehension.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Library Assistants, Clerical from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Library Assistants, Clerical are expected to see a growth of −3.87% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

−3.87%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Library Assistants, Clerical. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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