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Librarian - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Librarian"

How much does a Librarian in the federal government get paid? $96,211.04* *Based on the 2016 average.
657 EMPLOYEES
$63.02M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Librarian was the 210th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 657 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the National Institutes of Health hired the most employees titled Librarian, with an average salary of $99,180.

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 137 $99,179.57
Veterans Health Administration 107 $79,128.05
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 41 $91,718.90
Government Printing Office 34 $93,223.68
Offices, Boards and Divisions 31 $112,521.81
Agricultural Research Service 20 $102,836.45
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 17 $98,397.29
National Institute of Standards and Technology 17 $99,022.35
Patent and Trademark Office 16 $102,513.19
Geological Survey 16 $78,920.69
Food and Drug Administration 15 $106,496.00
Department of State 15 $107,028.47
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 11 $84,317.64
Office of Administration 11 $110,477.27
National Gallery of Art 10 $106,748.60
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 9 $105,990.22
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 8 $103,117.38
Internal Revenue Service 8 $97,253.13
National Park Service 7 $82,570.57
Office of Secretary of Transportation 7 $94,464.57
Department of Energy 6 $78,023.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 6 $144,297.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 5 $108,561.00
Forest Service 4 $74,156.25
Environmental Protection Agency 4 $100,796.75
U.S. International Trade Commission 4 $104,344.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $88,338.00
Departmental Offices 4 $105,767.50
Maritime Administration 3 $78,014.67
Office of Comptroller of Currency 3 $103,341.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3 $120,788.33
Securities and Exchange Commission 3 $153,835.33
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 3 $90,938.67
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 3 $71,972.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 3 $102,928.67
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 3 $111,676.67
Indian Affairs 3 $68,754.67
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 2 $114,619.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $81,865.50
Federal Trade Commission 2 $94,278.50
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 2 $108,970.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 2 $100,246.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 2 $114,933.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 2 $102,516.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 2 $0.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $64,776.50
National Labor Relations Board 2 $119,785.00
U.S. Tax Court 2 $123,763.50
Bureau of Land Management 2 $68,998.50
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 2 $158,098.50
Federal Aviation Administration 2 $100,060.00
Institute of Education Sciences 2 $138,511.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $82,064.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $92,632.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $100,736.00
U.S. Coast Guard 1 $69,744.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $107,505.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $101,361.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $80,073.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $87,199.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $116,722.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $95,217.00
Federal Election Commission 1 $119,794.00
Small Business Administration 1 $119,794.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 1 $85,621.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $107,505.00
Social Security Administration 1 $104,938.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $119,794.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $92,889.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $102,611.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $119,794.00
Indian Health Service 1 $70,794.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $113,650.00
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $90,904.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $77,019.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $81,201.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $110,578.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $110,578.00

Librarian Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Librarian is $96,211.04. The highest paid Librarian made $232,870 in 2016.

Common Librarian Payscales

Payscale Number of Librarian Employees
GS - General Schedule 551
PG - Printing Office Grades 34
ZA - Administrative 30
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 9
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 6
CG - Corporate Graded 5
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 3
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 3
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
ES - Senior Executive Service 2
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 2
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 2
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 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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