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Librarians in New Jersey

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1.2% Jobs Projection
$64,320 Median Salary
460 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Librarians in New Jersey is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Librarians Work in New Jersey?

4,510 people worked as Librarians in 2018 in this state.

There were 4,580 Librarians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Librarians in this state are growing at a rate of 1.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.0%.


New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 460 annual Librarians job openings in New Jersey, and 4,990 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 New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Librarians ranged from $42,930 to $98,340 with $64,320 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.64 to $47.28. The median hourly rate was $30.92.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $31.07 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.15.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New Jersey Metros for Librarians

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 12,250 $66,850
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,510 $63,810
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 280 $63,740
Trenton, NJ 260 $70,480
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 80 $63,460

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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