Occupational Employment Statistics


25-4021 Librarians

Administer libraries and perform related library services. Work in a variety of settings, including public libraries, educational institutions, museums, corporations, government agencies, law firms, non-profit organizations, and healthcare providers. Tasks may include selecting, acquiring, cataloguing, classifying, circulating, and maintaining library materials; and furnishing reference, bibliographical, and readers' advisory services. May perform in-depth, strategic research, and synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter information. May set up or work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 8013$26.56/hr$16.14/hr$18.87/hr$26.54/hr$33.01/hr$37.89/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services50$35.74/hr
Education and Health Services680$33.66/hr
Leisure and Hospitality20$26.26/hr
Public Administration790$29.69/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 10$28.90/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$29.24/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40$23.85/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 50$33.48/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$27.55/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 60$31.34/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 60$26.01/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 80$28.07/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 80$26.54/hr3.7%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 80$30.97/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 80$30.99/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 90$30.16/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 90$30.98/hr0.9%
Southwest Minnesota 100$29.02/hr0.0%
Central Minnesota 130$28.96/hr4.1%
Southeast Minnesota 140$30.55/hr5.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,080$32.29/hr8.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,140$31.90/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,580$31.14/hr6.4%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Archivists 70$20.34/hr20.3%
Instructional Coordinators 3,600$33.66/hr8.2%
Public Relations Specialists 5,360$28.69/hr8.8%
Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary 150$74,347.31/yr4.4%
Broadcast News Analysts N/AN/A4.1%
Producers and Directors 1,420$32.17/hr8.8%
Meeting and Convention Planners 2,530$25.31/hr10.0%
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 22,940$62,904.49/yr4.6%

  • Check books in and out of the library.
  • Arrange for interlibrary loans of materials not available in a particular library.
  • Keep up-to-date records of circulation and materials, maintain inventory, and correct cataloging errors.
  • Complete minor repairs and cleaning of library resources, equipment, and facilities, such as dusting and fixing printer paper jams.
  • Locate unusual or unique information in response to specific requests.
  • Supervise daily library operations, budgeting, planning, and personnel activities, such as hiring, training, scheduling, and performance evaluations.
  • Analyze patrons' requests to determine needed information and assist in furnishing or locating that information.
  • Teach library patrons basic computer skills, such as searching computerized databases.
  • Respond to customer complaints, taking action as necessary.
  • Code, classify, and catalog books, publications, films, audio-visual aids, and other library materials based on subject matter or standard library classification systems.