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Librarian - Federal Salaries of 2015

Pay Rates for "Librarian"

How much does a Librarian in the federal government get paid? $94,800.29* *Based on the 2015 average.
642 EMPLOYEES
$60.67M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Librarian was the 213th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2015, with 642 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2015, the National Institutes of Health hired the most employees titled Librarian, with an average salary of $95,859.

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 148 $95,858.89
Veterans Health Administration 98 $80,771.39
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 40 $89,389.93
Government Printing Office 32 $95,118.25
Offices, Boards and Divisions 29 $111,089.34
Agricultural Research Service 23 $103,187.22
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 17 $96,151.18
National Institute of Standards and Technology 16 $97,131.94
Food and Drug Administration 15 $100,460.67
Patent and Trademark Office 13 $101,117.54
Geological Survey 12 $74,053.83
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 11 $83,539.27
National Gallery of Art 10 $104,650.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 9 $103,152.89
Office of Administration 9 $117,598.56
Internal Revenue Service 8 $94,502.50
National Park Service 8 $78,573.38
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 8 $101,463.88
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 7 $138,402.86
Department of Energy 6 $70,910.83
Office of Secretary of Transportation 6 $93,557.33
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 5 $103,958.80
Forest Service 5 $82,198.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 4 $102,213.25
Maritime Administration 4 $82,755.00
Environmental Protection Agency 4 $98,910.50
U.S. Coast Guard 4 $64,371.75
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $86,779.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3 $116,904.33
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 3 $81,672.33
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 3 $110,266.67
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 3 $100,460.67
Departmental Offices 3 $113,177.67
Securities and Exchange Commission 3 $151,869.67
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $73,449.67
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 3 $100,706.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 2 $87,868.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 2 $107,473.00
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $100,562.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $67,440.50
Indian Affairs 2 $71,404.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $91,224.50
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 2 $106,138.50
U.S. Tax Court 2 $120,106.50
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 2 $157,388.50
National Labor Relations Board 2 $118,063.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 2 $101,043.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 2 $111,996.50
Institute of Education Sciences 2 $135,357.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $63,937.50
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 2 $0.00
Federal Aviation Administration 2 $96,767.00
Federal Trade Commission 2 $92,930.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 2 $100,663.50
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 2 $97,294.50
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $76,131.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $105,960.00
Federal Election Commission 1 $118,069.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $118,069.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $99,905.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $105,960.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $89,032.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $80,866.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $80,270.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $72,219.00
Indian Health Service 1 $69,879.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $86,006.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $118,647.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $108,987.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $112,014.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 1 $81,471.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $118,905.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $108,987.00
Small Business Administration 1 $118,069.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $112,014.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $99,296.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $102,405.00
Social Security Administration 1 $100,155.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $97,938.00
Surface Transportation Board 1 $99,296.00

Librarian Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Librarian is $94,800.29. The highest paid Librarian made $225,961 in 2015.

Common Librarian Payscales

Payscale Number of Librarian Employees
GS - General Schedule 538
PG - Printing Office Grades 31
ZA - Administrative 29
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 9
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 7
CG - Corporate Graded 6
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 3
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 2
ES - Senior Executive Service 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 2
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 2
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 2
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 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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