Library Technician - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Library Technician"

How much does a Library Technician in the federal government get paid? $50,121.15* *Based on the 2012 average.

Library Technician was the 275th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 374 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2012, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Library Technician, with an average salary of $44,959.

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 103 $44,958.66
National Institutes of Health 52 $58,229.98
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 29 $51,219.24
National Gallery of Art 16 $56,230.25
Agricultural Research Service 15 $54,744.33
Forest Service 15 $39,681.67
Geological Survey 14 $47,842.79
Patent and Trademark Office 12 $61,019.58
National Park Service 10 $45,327.80
U.S. Coast Guard 10 $42,932.80
Offices, Boards and Divisions 9 $57,649.44
Food and Drug Administration 7 $50,991.67
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 7 $40,814.29
Department of State 6 $60,505.33
National Institute of Standards and Technology 5 $46,571.20
Indian Affairs 5 $41,773.00
Maritime Administration 5 $44,331.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 4 $40,222.50
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $46,788.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 3 $84,828.00
Social Security Administration 3 $46,439.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 2 $43,297.50
Bureau of Land Management 2 $54,785.50
National Labor Relations Board 2 $49,375.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 2 $51,357.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 2 $55,844.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $36,203.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $55,313.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 2 $49,530.50
Office of Administration 2 $56,387.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $54,875.00
Internal Revenue Service 2 $47,913.50
National Technical Information Service 1 $43,158.00
Government Printing Office 1 $48,503.00
National Credit Union Administration 1 $81,786.00
1 $42,209.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $59,207.00
Ames Research Center 1 $53,719.00
Executive Office for Immigration Review 1 $45,024.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $47,528.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $53,350.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $58,920.00
Department of Energy 1 $45,339.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $56,204.00
Federal Aviation Administration 1 $53,594.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $49,246.00
Surface Transportation Board 1 $46,843.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 1 $73,709.00
Bureau of Reclamation 1 $43,335.00
Federal Election Commission 1 $60,232.00

Library Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Library Technician is $50,121.15. The highest paid Library Technician made $90,533 in 2012.

Common Library Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Library Technician Employees
GS - General Schedule 360
ZS - Administrative Support 5
CG - Corporate Graded 3
CU - Credit Union Employees 1
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1
CY - Contract Education--school Year 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 1
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 1

Starting Paygrade: $19,543.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $59,316.00 / 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
Dental Laboratory Aid and TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Language ClericalClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Legal AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Management and Program Clerical and AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Library Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Library Technician was $40,210. Since then, the average pay has increased to $54,396 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 1411.

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