Librarian - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Librarian"

How much does a Librarian in the federal government get paid? $92,051.90* *Based on the 2012 average.
711 EMPLOYEES
$65.45M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Librarian was the 201st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 711 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2012, the National Institutes of Health hired the most employees titled Librarian, with an average salary of $97,994.

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 131 $97,994.46
Veterans Health Administration 118 $79,551.47
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 41 $85,120.51
Agricultural Research Service 35 $96,912.17
Government Printing Office 35 $90,569.03
Offices, Boards and Divisions 32 $104,067.41
Geological Survey 21 $75,519.81
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 20 $96,967.65
Food and Drug Administration 19 $89,717.00
Department of State 18 $102,966.72
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 16 $74,563.63
Patent and Trademark Office 13 $104,535.62
National Institute of Standards and Technology 12 $99,416.75
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 11 $97,535.55
National Park Service 10 $76,723.60
Internal Revenue Service 10 $96,625.10
Office of Administration 9 $109,624.44
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 9 $109,569.56
National Gallery of Art 9 $106,388.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 7 $119,910.29
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 7 $130,657.71
Maritime Administration 5 $83,578.40
Environmental Protection Agency 5 $98,237.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 5 $96,889.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $77,536.75
Forest Service 4 $84,013.50
U.S. International Trade Commission 4 $93,989.00
Federal Aviation Administration 4 $88,061.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $74,825.33
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3 $107,439.33
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 3 $75,457.33
Department of Energy 3 $86,520.33
Office of Secretary of Transportation 3 $89,846.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 3 $86,710.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 3 $98,158.33
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 3 $95,150.33
U.S. Coast Guard 3 $60,752.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 3 $109,353.00
National Archives and Records Administration 3 $83,474.33
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $93,646.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 2 $106,980.00
Departmental Offices 2 $83,200.50
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $55,490.50
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $94,599.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $103,871.50
Federal Trade Commission 2 $87,550.50
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 2 $91,395.50
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 2 $64,220.50
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 2 $99,295.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $67,772.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $63,673.00
Indian Affairs 2 $71,522.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 2 $142,297.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $86,926.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 2 $95,307.00
National Labor Relations Board 2 $110,476.50
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $106,839.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $89,433.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $116,562.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $96,301.00
Small Business Administration 1 $115,742.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $74,628.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $94,837.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $115,742.00
Federal Election Commission 1 $115,742.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $116,542.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $53,728.00
1 $117,334.00
Presidio Trust 1 $69,129.00
Institute of Education Sciences 1 $103,872.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $87,350.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $77,040.00
Social Security Administration 1 $92,341.00
National Science Foundation 1 $82,359.00
Indian Health Service 1 $62,629.00
Surface Transportation Board 1 $97,333.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $101,154.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $103,872.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $96,219.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $71,533.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $101,704.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $113,012.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $76,644.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $102,154.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $89,033.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $75,510.00

Librarian Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Librarian is $92,051.90. The highest paid Librarian made $201,308 in 2012.

Common Librarian Payscales

Payscale Number of Librarian Employees
GS - General Schedule 598
PG - Printing Office Grades 34
ZA - Administrative 28
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 10
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 7
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 7
CG - Corporate Graded 6
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 6
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 1
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 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

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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