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 14025$18.47/hr$10.04/hr$13.09/hr$20.30/hr$23.12/hr$24.81/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
InformationN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services20$25.99/hr
Education and Health Services780$22.24/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration460$20.25/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 20$20.90/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$16.24/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30$21.46/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 40$26.32/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 50$20.44/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 70$16.42/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 80$20.65/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 80$16.06/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 80$21.51/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 90$22.18/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 100$21.43/hr0.7%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 110$17.79/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 120$23.16/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 130$19.68/hr0.0%
Central Minnesota 140$17.62/hr6.2%
Northwest Minnesota 140$20.30/hr0.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 710$22.66/hr8.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 820$21.71/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,280$21.72/hr6.1%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Library Assistants, Clerical 1,970$16.42/hr7.6%
Office Clerks, General 55,140$17.90/hr-2.4%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 4,160$23.42/hr10.6%


  • 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.