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Librarians in West Virginia

Is West Virginia a good place for you to work as a Librarian?

7.4% Jobs Projection
$41,250 Median Salary
80 Job Openings

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

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

  • Librarians in West Virginia earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Librarians Work in West Virginia?

In West Virginia, there were 720 people working as Librarians in the year 2018.

There were 840 Librarians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 120 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for West Virginia

Jobs for Librarians in this state are growing at a rate of 7.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.0%.


West Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 80 annual job openings, and a total of 870 jobs for West Virginia Librarians in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 14,500 annual jobs and 150,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Librarians Make in West Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Librarians ranged from $22,410 to $62,290 with $41,250 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.77 to $29.95. The median hourly rate was $19.83.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $20.14 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.31.

The median salary in West Virginia is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top West Virginia 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
Charleston, WV 120 $47,900
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 100 $50,620
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 70 $49,860
Morgantown, WV 60 $57,460
Winchester, VA-WV 50 $67,150
Cumberland, MD-WV 50 $48,440
Wheeling, WV-OH 40 $29,430
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV 30 $45,280

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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