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9.8% Jobs Projection
$62,680 Median Salary
130 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Librarians Work in Oregon?

There were approximately 1,280 workers employed as Librarians in this state in 2018.

There were 1,240 Librarians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Oregon

Jobs for Librarians in this state are growing at a rate of 9.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.0%.


Oregon Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 130 annual job openings, and 1,340 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 Oregon?

In 2018 wages for Librarians ranged from $37,610 to $90,850 with $62,680 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.08 to $43.68. The median hourly rate was $30.13.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $29.2 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.93.

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


Top Oregon Metros for Librarians

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 820 $66,540
Eugene, OR 160 $63,600
Salem, OR 100 $68,260
Bend-Redmond, OR 90 $56,820
Corvallis, OR 50 $67,650

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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