Librarian - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Librarian"

How much does a Librarian in the federal government get paid? $98,889.23* *Based on the 2018 average.
622 EMPLOYEES
$60.92M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Librarian was the 213th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 622 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the National Institutes of Health hired the most employees titled Librarian, with an average salary of $103,596.

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
National Institutes of Health 121 $103,596.42
Veterans Health Administration 98 $80,277.50
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 43 $93,759.86
Government Printing Office 39 $97,946.05
Offices, Boards and Divisions 30 $119,405.13
Agricultural Research Service 20 $107,656.00
Geological Survey 19 $79,873.05
National Institute of Standards and Technology 16 $102,525.25
Food and Drug Administration 14 $112,856.57
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 14 $105,454.57
Patent and Trademark Office 13 $101,560.77
Department of State 13 $112,284.46
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 11 $88,432.27
Office of Administration 10 $110,235.10
National Gallery of Art 9 $95,253.44
Internal Revenue Service 8 $100,154.88
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 8 $113,467.88
National Park Service 7 $85,303.57
Office of Secretary of Transportation 7 $99,052.57
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 6 $129,436.17
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 6 $0.00
Department of Energy 6 $85,957.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 5 $91,505.00
Forest Service 5 $87,544.00
Maritime Administration 5 $80,169.20
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 5 $111,728.20
Export-Import Bank of the United States 4 $82,827.00
Departmental Offices 4 $111,825.25
Office of Comptroller of Currency 4 $117,693.50
U.S. Coast Guard 3 $72,122.67
U.S. International Trade Commission 3 $114,442.00
Environmental Protection Agency 3 $105,401.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 3 $95,326.67
Federal Trade Commission 2 $99,777.50
Federal Aviation Administration 2 $103,610.50
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 2 $119,781.50
Bureau of Land Management 2 $72,837.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $68,047.00
Indian Affairs 2 $67,470.50
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 2 $115,296.00
U.S. Tax Court 2 $131,350.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $89,021.50
National Labor Relations Board 2 $126,963.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 2 $169,444.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 2 $121,437.50
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 2 $83,328.50
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $66,249.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $159,848.50
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $110,057.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 2 $125,820.50
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $116,914.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $90,350.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $110,595.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $95,666.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $107,435.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 1 $90,350.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $107,435.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $104,275.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $78,270.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $113,755.00
Federal Election Commission 1 $123,234.00
Social Security Administration 1 $113,955.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $113,755.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $113,755.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $85,097.00
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $95,666.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $92,163.00
Institute of Education Sciences 1 $120,074.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $107,435.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $120,074.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $123,234.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 1 $123,999.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $100,917.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $86,460.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $123,234.00
Small Business Administration 1 $123,234.00

Librarian Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Librarian is $98,889.23. The highest paid Librarian made $201,402 in 2018.

Common Librarian Payscales

Payscale Number of Librarian Employees
GS - General Schedule 515
PG - Printing Office Grades 39
ZA - Administrative 28
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 8
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 7
CG - Corporate Graded 6
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 4
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 2
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 2
ES - Senior Executive Service 2
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 2
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 1
OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury 1

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Occupation Family: 1400 LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES GROUP

Average Librarian Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Librarian was $74,311. Since then, the average pay has increased to $98,889 in 2018.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1410.

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