Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

25-4031 Library Technicians



Assist librarians by helping readers in the use of library catalogs, databases, and indexes to locate books and other materials; and by answering questions that require only brief consultation of standard reference. Compile records; sort and shelve books or other media; remove or repair damaged books or other media; register patrons; and check materials in and out of the circulation process. Replace materials in shelving area (stacks) or files. Includes bookmobile drivers who assist with providing services in mobile libraries.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 7016$17.88/hr$12.89/hr$14.17/hr$17.10/hr$21.41/hr$24.89/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
InformationN/A$17.19/hr
Professional and Business Services30$27.61/hr
Education and Health Services600$22.79/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration510$20.77/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
St Cloud MN MSA 30$20.51/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 30$16.58/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 40$20.37/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40$17.34/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$15.62/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 50$21.03/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 60$15.51/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 60$24.82/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 70$17.10/hr0.5%
Southeast Balance of State 70$20.56/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 80$21.25/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 100$21.77/hr0.7%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 110$17.97/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 120$22.54/hr5.5%
Southwest Minnesota 120$18.39/hr0.0%
Central Minnesota 130$19.15/hr6.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 750$22.75/hr8.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 870$21.67/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,210$21.74/hr6.1%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Library Assistants, Clerical 2,370$15.36/hr7.6%
Office Clerks, General 52,080$18.44/hr-2.4%
Tellers 8,590$15.15/hr-6.7%


  • Reserve, circulate, renew, and discharge books and other materials.
  • Catalogue and sort books and other print and non-print materials according to procedure and return them to shelves, files, or other designated storage areas.
  • Catalogue and sort books and other print and non-print materials according to procedure and return them to shelves, files, or other designated storage areas.
  • Check for damaged library materials, such as books or audio-visual equipment, and provide replacements or make repairs.
  • Answer routine telephone or in-person reference inquiries, referring patrons to librarians for further assistance, when necessary.
  • Deliver and retrieve items throughout the library by hand or using pushcart.
  • Reserve, circulate, renew, and discharge books and other materials.
  • Help patrons find and use library resources, such as reference materials, audio-visual equipment, computers, and other electronic resources and provide technical assistance when needed.
  • Enter and update patrons' records on computers.
  • Collect fines and respond to complaints about fines.