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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.

Job Description

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

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 53 $52,081.89
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 31 $62,790.19
National Institutes of Health 28 $69,696.71
National Gallery of Art 11 $61,208.82
Forest Service 10 $48,431.70
Agricultural Research Service 9 $64,779.22
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 7 $54,642.14
Offices, Boards and Divisions 5 $69,353.20
Geological Survey 5 $63,376.40
Government Printing Office 4 $57,943.75
National Institute of Standards and Technology 4 $61,436.25
Maritime Administration 4 $50,933.50
National Park Service 4 $50,950.00
Patent and Trademark Office 3 $68,275.33
Indian Affairs 3 $41,374.33
Department of State 3 $70,072.00
U.S. Coast Guard 3 $44,143.33
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $58,402.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 2 $95,572.00
Department of Energy 2 $56,817.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2 $49,562.50
Broadcasting Board of Governors 2 $55,708.50
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 2 $51,092.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 2 $90,908.00
1 $56,939.00
Internal Revenue Service 1 $64,682.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $67,687.00
Office of Administration 1 $63,267.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 1 $0.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $61,645.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $56,939.00
Federal Election Commission 1 $75,411.00
U.S. Tax Court 1 $67,473.00
Bureau of Reclamation 1 $56,562.00
National Credit Union Administration 1 $0.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $64,682.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $42,674.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $63,267.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $60,023.00

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 TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Medical Support AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Language ClericalClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Legal Instruments ExaminingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Office Automation Clerical and AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-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.

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 1411.

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