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13.3% Jobs Projection
$60,370 Median Salary
250 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Librarians in Colorado are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Librarians in Colorado is growing faster than average.

  • Librarians in Colorado earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Librarians Work in Colorado?

2,120 people worked as Librarians in 2018 in this state.

There were 2,140 Librarians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Colorado

Jobs for Librarians in this state are growing at a rate of 13.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.0%.


Colorado Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 250 annual Librarians job openings in Colorado, and 2,550 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Librarians Make in Colorado?

In 2018 wages for Librarians ranged from $41,220 to $94,800 with $60,370 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.82 to $45.58. The median hourly rate was $29.02.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $30.32 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $1.30.

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


Top Colorado Metros for Librarians

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,060 $60,210
Colorado Springs, CO 270 $61,440
Boulder, CO 160 $64,710
Greeley, CO 130 $60,280
Fort Collins, CO 120 $58,650
Pueblo, CO 70 $62,680
Grand Junction, CO 50 $60,050

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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