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Librarians in Rhode Island

Is Rhode Island a good place for you to work as a Librarian?

1.5% Jobs Projection
$68,290 Median Salary
60 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Librarians in Rhode Island is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Librarians Work in Rhode Island?

In Rhode Island, there were 750 people working as Librarians in the year 2018.

There were 830 Librarians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 80 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Rhode Island

Jobs for Librarians in this state are growing at a rate of 1.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.0%.


Rhode Island Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 60 annual Librarians job openings in Rhode Island, and 690 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 Rhode Island?

In 2018 wages for Librarians ranged from $45,710 to $96,460 with $68,290 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.98 to $46.37. The median hourly rate was $32.83.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $31.65 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.18.

The median salary in Rhode Island is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Rhode Island Metros for Librarians

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 810 $68,030
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 200 $63,480

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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