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Considering a career as a Librarian in District of Columbia?

7.9% Jobs Projection
$81,770 Median Salary
130 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Librarians in District of Columbia is growing faster than average.

  • Librarians in District of Columbia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Librarians Work in District of Columbia?

In 2018, there were 1,120 Librarians working in the state.

There were 1,160 Librarians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for District of Columbia

Jobs for Librarians in this state are growing at a rate of 7.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.0%.


District of Columbia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 130 annual Librarians job openings in District of Columbia, and 1,370 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 District of Columbia?

In 2018 wages for Librarians ranged from $56,180 to $118,850 with $81,770 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $27.01 to $57.14. The median hourly rate was $39.31.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $38.75 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.56.

The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top District of Columbia Metros for Librarians

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,970 $80,780

Top States for Librarians Employment

The table below shows the states 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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