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Want to work in Maryland as a Librarian? Read this first!

5.1% Jobs Projection
$69,900 Median Salary
290 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Librarians Work in Maryland?

In Maryland, there were 2,950 people working as Librarians in the year 2018.

There were 2,840 Librarians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 110 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Maryland

Jobs for Librarians in this state are growing at a rate of 5.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.0%.


Maryland Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 290 annual job openings, and 3,070 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 Maryland?

In 2018 wages for Librarians ranged from $38,930 to $110,160 with $69,900 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.72 to $52.96. The median hourly rate was $33.61.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $32.73 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.88.

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


Top Maryland 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
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,510 $63,810
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,280 $64,440
Salisbury, MD-DE 160 $64,070
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 70 $49,860
Cumberland, MD-WV 50 $48,440
California-Lexington Park, MD 40 $65,410

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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