Library Technician - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Library Technician"How much does a Library Technician in the federal government get paid? $59,435.22* *Based on the 2020 average.
Library Technician was the 318th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 216 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Library Technician, with an average salary of $52,082.
Government Library Technician jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Library Technician job is GS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-9. 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.
This occupation includes all positions that primarily require a practical knowledge of the methods and techniques of library or related information work in acquiring, organizing, preserving, accessing, and/or disseminating information. Library technicians provide technical support by performing a wide variety of tasks providing direct services to the public and indirect technical services such as materials acquisition, copy cataloging, support of automated systems, or other similar work in support of library or related information programs and operations. The work requires a practical knowledge of library or related information services, tools, and methods and procedures.
Clerical, secretary, and administrative positions fall under this category. No specialized technical background is needed for positions in this category except for stenographers which require a proficiency exam before being hired. Strong organizational and communication skills are the primary requirements for this job category. Military experience can often be applied as relevant experience when calculating starting grade. Employees in the job category receive promotions of 1 grade increase at a time.
Agencies that have hired a Library Technician
Library Technician Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Library Technician is $59,435.22. The highest paid Library Technician made $109,080 in 2020.
Common Library Technician Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Library Technician Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||200|
|ZS - Administrative Support||6|
|PG - Printing Office Grades||4|
|CG - Corporate Graded||2|
|NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only||2|
|CU - Credit Union Employees||1|
|CY - Contract Education--school Year||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$20,172.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$61,227.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10|
|Category:||Clerical and Administrative Support|
|Occupation Family:||1400 LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade
GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Library Technician jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-1 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Animal Health Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Medical Support Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Language Clerical||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Legal Instruments Examining||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Office Automation Clerical and Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Library Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for a Library Technician was $40,210. Since then, the average pay has increased to $59,435 in 2020.
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