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Librarian - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Librarian"

How much does a Librarian in the federal government get paid? $107,603.07* *Based on the 2020 average.

Librarian was the 221st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 563 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Librarian, with an average salary of $87,390.

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 87 $87,390.18
National Institutes of Health 86 $117,786.58
Government Printing Office 45 $101,378.04
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 39 $106,241.77
Offices, Boards and Divisions 28 $131,757.71
Agricultural Research Service 25 $113,346.92
Geological Survey 17 $86,565.88
Patent and Trademark Office 16 $110,927.69
National Gallery of Art 14 $91,822.93
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 14 $103,668.21
Food and Drug Administration 13 $122,623.85
Department of State 12 $118,940.08
Office of Administration 10 $120,463.60
National Institute of Standards and Technology 9 $120,035.11
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 9 $96,350.89
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 8 $145,549.75
Internal Revenue Service 8 $102,152.50
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 6 $129,727.83
Office of Secretary of Transportation 6 $122,999.67
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 5 $119,922.20
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 5 $103,047.00
National Park Service 5 $97,693.20
U.S. Coast Guard 4 $81,397.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 4 $91,909.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 4 $101,307.00
Department of Energy 4 $97,847.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 4 $0.00
Customs and Border Protection 4 $106,356.25
Forest Service 4 $97,910.25
Maritime Administration 4 $94,314.75
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 3 $110,317.00
Environmental Protection Agency 3 $113,955.33
U.S. International Trade Commission 3 $128,881.67
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $71,438.67
Office of Comptroller of Currency 3 $122,860.67
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 3 $99,296.67
Departmental Offices 2 $109,508.00
Federal Aviation Administration 2 $120,089.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 2 $99,325.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $175,330.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $72,094.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 2 $112,930.50
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2 $111,339.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 2 $189,810.50
U.S. Tax Court 2 $144,175.00
Federal Trade Commission 2 $127,470.00
Indian Affairs 2 $75,283.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $130,043.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $93,269.00
Indian Health Service 1 $77,362.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $106,085.00
Citizenship and Immigration Services 1 $100,727.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $106,085.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $112,240.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $112,930.00
Institute of Education Sciences 1 $112,240.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1 $116,757.00
Presidio Trust 1 $85,865.00
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $106,483.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $149,621.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $83,210.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $72,030.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $79,538.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $119,775.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $123,198.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 1 $97,848.00
Social Security Administration 1 $130,043.00
Small Business Administration 1 $123,198.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $133,465.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $157,709.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $102,217.00

Librarian Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Librarian is $107,603.07. The highest paid Librarian made $217,243 in 2020.

Common Librarian Payscales

Payscale Number of Librarian Employees
GS - General Schedule 465
PG - Printing Office Grades 45
ZA - Administrative 23
CG - Corporate Graded 7
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 6
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
SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay 2
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 2
CM - Fdic Supervisory And Managerial Positions Below The Executive Level Only 1
CN - Bureau Of Consumer Financial Protect(cfpb) Independent Agcy Within The Fed Res Syst(use By Cfpb 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
SL - Senior Level Positions 1

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Occupation Family: 1400 LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES GROUP

Average Librarian Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Librarian was $74,311. Since then, the average pay has increased to $107,603 in 2020.

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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