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Librarian - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Librarian"

How much does a Librarian in the federal government get paid? $109,397.47* *Based on the 2021 average.

Librarian was the 220th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 551 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Librarian, with an average salary of $89,613.

Government Librarian jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This occupation includes positions that involve supervision or performance of work that requires primarily a full professional knowledge of the theories, objectives, principles, and techniques of librarianship, to select, organize, preserve, access, and disseminate information. This includes determining the most cost-effective way to provide information that will best meet user needs. Typical functions in librarianship are collection development, acquisition, cataloging and classification, reference, circulation, computer system and data base management, and preservation. Some positions also require knowledge of one or more subject-matter specializations or foreign languages.

Agencies that have hired a Librarian

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 85 $89,612.55
National Institutes of Health 74 $119,462.95
Government Printing Office 45 $104,187.42
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 41 $107,092.68
Offices, Boards and Divisions 31 $131,198.06
Agricultural Research Service 26 $107,662.50
Patent and Trademark Office 18 $114,733.44
Geological Survey 17 $92,770.65
National Gallery of Art 15 $96,897.60
Department of State 14 $115,230.86
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 13 $106,406.31
Food and Drug Administration 13 $124,779.62
Office of Administration 11 $123,047.82
National Institute of Standards and Technology 9 $128,037.22
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 8 $141,459.63
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 8 $97,021.13
Internal Revenue Service 7 $107,126.57
Office of Secretary of Transportation 7 $117,439.43
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 7 $121,053.71
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 6 $132,933.83
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 5 $105,224.00
National Park Service 5 $99,200.20
Maritime Administration 5 $90,684.80
Department of Energy 5 $99,972.80
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 4 $96,124.50
U.S. Coast Guard 4 $82,212.25
Forest Service 4 $95,212.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $97,230.75
Customs and Border Protection 3 $115,312.67
U.S. International Trade Commission 3 $130,167.67
Securities and Exchange Commission 3 $163,016.33
Export-Import Bank of the United States 3 $108,527.33
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 3 $0.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 3 $127,148.00
Environmental Protection Agency 3 $100,969.67
Departmental Offices 2 $114,059.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $73,814.50
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 2 $116,566.50
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2 $114,405.50
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 2 $213,352.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $74,996.50
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 2 $106,594.50
Federal Trade Commission 2 $135,067.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 2 $117,515.50
U.S. Tax Court 2 $151,017.50
National Endowment for the Humanities 1 $98,827.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $113,362.00
Citizenship and Immigration Services 1 $72,750.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $151,268.00
1 $80,886.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $84,049.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $87,198.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $82,699.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $124,428.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $124,428.00
Presidio Trust 1 $86,724.00
Institute of Education Sciences 1 $113,362.00
Federal Aviation Administration 1 $98,178.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $131,341.00
Small Business Administration 1 $124,428.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $134,798.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $161,286.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $106,189.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $96,894.00

Librarian Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Librarian is $109,397.47. The highest paid Librarian made $222,888 in 2021.

Common Librarian Payscales

Payscale Number of Librarian Employees
GS - General Schedule 454
PG - Printing Office Grades 45
ZA - Administrative 22
CG - Corporate Graded 7
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 6
SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay 3
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 3
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Positions Previously Defined Under Pay Plan Codes Ad, Es, Gm, And Gs 2
ES - Senior Executive Service 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
CM - Fdic Supervisory And Managerial Positions Below The Executive Level Only 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 1
GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions 1
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 1

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Occupation Family: 1400 LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES GROUP

Average Librarian Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Librarian was $74,311. Since then, the average pay has increased to $109,397 in 2021.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 1410.

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