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Librarians in Alaska

Is Alaska a good place for you to work as a Librarian?

$70,560 Median Salary
20 Job Openings
  • Librarians in Alaska earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Librarians Work in Alaska?

360 people worked as Librarians in 2018 in this state.

There were 420 Librarians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 1,690 Librarians working in it, which means Alaska has fewer Librarians than average.


Job Projections for Alaska

Jobs for Librarians in this state are not projected to grow or decrease, but nationwide they are growing at a rate of 9.0%.


Alaska Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 20 annual job openings, and 260 total jobs in 2026 for Librarians in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 14,500 annual jobs and 150,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Librarians Make in Alaska?

In 2018 wages for Librarians ranged from $33,970 to $112,230 with $70,560 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.33 to $53.96. The median hourly rate was $33.92.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $33.13 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.79.

The median salary in Alaska is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Alaska Metros for Librarians

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Librarians.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Anchorage, AK 160 $78,200
Fairbanks, AK 40 $75,030

Top States for Librarians Employment

View the list below to see where most Librarians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 12,690 $64,620
Texas 9,430 $59,730
California 8,560 $78,620
Illinois 6,040 $55,380
Pennsylvania 4,820 $55,770
Florida 4,790 $55,060
Massachusetts 4,520 $68,310
New Jersey 4,510 $64,320
North Carolina 4,370 $53,650
Virginia 4,130 $63,310
Ohio 3,880 $53,100
Michigan 3,680 $50,430
Washington 2,970 $72,690
Maryland 2,950 $69,900
Tennessee 2,630 $53,920
Georgia 2,550 $61,260
Louisiana 2,510 $52,660
Indiana 2,390 $45,150
Alabama 2,370 $55,970
Missouri 2,280 $48,760

Below are the states where Librarians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $81,770
California $78,620
Washington $72,690
Delaware $71,810
Alaska $70,560
Hawaii $70,060
Maryland $69,900
Nevada $69,350
Massachusetts $68,310
Rhode Island $68,290


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