Librarian - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "Librarian"

How much does a Librarian in the federal government get paid? $91,260.10* *Based on the 2011 average.
754 EMPLOYEES
$68.72M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Librarian was the 196th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 754 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2011, the National Institutes of Health hired the most employees titled Librarian, with an average salary of $96,830.

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 138 $96,829.74
Veterans Health Administration 128 $78,140.21
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 39 $89,818.38
Government Printing Office 36 $87,582.97
Agricultural Research Service 36 $102,368.22
Offices, Boards and Divisions 33 $101,463.70
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 23 $89,177.00
Geological Survey 21 $75,647.14
Department of State 21 $101,323.19
Food and Drug Administration 20 $86,576.35
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 16 $67,828.38
Patent and Trademark Office 13 $107,274.15
National Institute of Standards and Technology 13 $93,885.77
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 12 $96,082.00
National Park Service 10 $74,234.20
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 10 $107,479.20
Internal Revenue Service 10 $95,867.50
Office of Administration 9 $116,531.44
National Gallery of Art 9 $105,483.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 8 $128,905.88
National Archives and Records Administration 7 $81,862.71
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 5 $90,299.60
Forest Service 5 $81,074.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 5 $70,491.80
Securities and Exchange Commission 5 $129,582.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 5 $97,222.00
Maritime Administration 5 $82,433.80
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 4 $75,756.75
Federal Bureau of Investigation 4 $106,991.50
Environmental Protection Agency 4 $99,017.75
Office of Secretary of Transportation 4 $95,696.00
Federal Aviation Administration 4 $86,988.75
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 3 $107,819.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 3 $75,623.67
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 3 $67,124.67
U.S. Coast Guard 3 $67,222.33
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 3 $108,363.67
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 3 $84,052.67
Office of Comptroller of Currency 3 $94,841.33
Indian Affairs 3 $67,455.00
National Science Foundation 3 $85,888.00
National Labor Relations Board 3 $114,658.33
Social Security Administration 3 $95,711.33
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $83,738.50
Federal Trade Commission 2 $83,606.50
2 $106,294.50
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 2 $105,539.50
Goddard Space Flight Center 2 $104,542.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 2 $87,186.50
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $54,211.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 2 $88,664.00
Departmental Offices 2 $77,244.50
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 2 $58,802.00
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $96,099.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 2 $98,072.50
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 2 $140,755.50
Department of Energy 2 $90,355.50
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $92,143.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $103,200.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $0.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $96,501.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $98,187.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 1 $74,628.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $51,995.00
Federal Election Commission 1 $115,742.00
Institute of Education Sciences 1 $155,500.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $84,855.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $113,574.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $97,936.00
Presidio Trust 1 $69,629.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $73,353.00
Indian Health Service 1 $60,672.00
Surface Transportation Board 1 $97,333.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $116,562.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $103,872.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $92,001.00
Small Business Administration 1 $115,742.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $101,904.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $111,380.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $92,341.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $100,904.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $75,722.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $79,122.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $106,839.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $71,879.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $115,742.00

Librarian Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Librarian is $91,260.10. The highest paid Librarian made $194,264 in 2011.

Common Librarian Payscales

Payscale Number of Librarian Employees
GS - General Schedule 631
PG - Printing Office Grades 36
ZA - Administrative 32
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 11
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 9
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 8
CG - Corporate Graded 7
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 5
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 4
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 2
ES - Senior Executive Service 2
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 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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