Librarians and media collections specialists

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Total Workforce

177k

Average Age

47.1

Average Salary

$46,163

Average Male Salary

$51,663

Average Female Salary

$44,955

About

Librarians and media collections specialists are most often employed by the Libraries & archives industry. The average yearly wage for Librarians and media collections specialists was $46,163 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Librarians and media collections specialists by wage are Other therapists, including exercise physiologists, Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians, and Child, family, and school social workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Librarians and media collections specialists are District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC, Boone County PUMA, MO, and Champaign & Urbana Cities PUMA, IL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Librarians and media collections specialists are Greensboro City (South) PUMA, NC, Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL, and District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Librarians and media collections specialists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Libraries & archives is the industry that employs the most Librarians and media collections specialists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Librarians and media collections specialists, by average wage, is National security & international affairs. Librarians and media collections specialists are paid most in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD but are relatively concentrated in Greensboro City (South) PUMA, NC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$46,163

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,714

In 2018, Librarians and media collections specialists earned an average of $46,163, $7,725 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Child, family, and school social workers make somewhat more than Librarians and media collections specialists while Other therapists, including exercise physiologists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Librarians and media collections specialists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.328

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Librarians and media collections specialists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.328, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Librarians and media collections specialists (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 Librarians and media collections specialists.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Librarians and media collections specialists

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Librarians and media collections specialists.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Librarians and media collections specialists, by number of employees, are Libraries & archives, Elementary & secondary schools, and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Librarians and media collections specialists, by average wage, are National security & international affairs, Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions, and Legal services.

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Industries by Share

177k

2018 Workforce

± 10,328

This graphic shows the share of Librarians and media collections specialists employed by various industries. Libraries & archives employs the largest share of Librarians and media collections specialists at  38.7%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 27.5% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 25.2%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Librarians and media collections specialists in the US. The average age of male Librarians and media collections specialists in the workforce is 44.5 and of female Librarians and media collections specialists is 47.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Librarians and media collections specialists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

31.9k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,384

145k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 9,353

82% of Librarians and media collections specialists are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Librarians and media collections specialists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Librarians and media collections specialists

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. White (Hispanic)

  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

81% of Librarians and media collections specialists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.16% of Librarians and media collections specialists, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Librarians and media collections specialists.

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Age by Gender

44.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.95

47.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.868

The median age of Librarians and media collections specialists is 47.1, and Male employees are generally 3.15 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Librarians and media collections specialists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Librarians and media collections specialists is Education but a relatively high number of Librarians and media collections specialists hold a major in Library Science.

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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