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Considering a career as a Librarian in South Carolina?

9.5% Jobs Projection
$56,790 Median Salary
200 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Librarians Work in South Carolina?

1,760 people worked as Librarians in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,770 Librarians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for South Carolina

Jobs for Librarians in this state are growing at a rate of 9.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.0%.


South Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 200 annual Librarians job openings in South Carolina, and 2,070 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 South Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Librarians ranged from $35,680 to $80,770 with $56,790 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.16 to $38.83. The median hourly rate was $27.31.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $26.21 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.10.

The median salary in South Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top South Carolina Metros for Librarians

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,090 $57,110
Columbia, SC 420 $57,370
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 310 $56,830
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 250 $63,540
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 150 $64,320
Spartanburg, SC 100 $58,160
Florence, SC 100 $44,170
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 90 $62,310
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 70 $61,010
Sumter, SC 40 $47,390

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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