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What Is the Average Librarian Salary by State

State Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Tennessee $61,210 $5,100 $1,177 $29.43
Massachusetts $60,090 $5,007 $1,155 $28.89
Hawaii $59,902 $4,991 $1,151 $28.80
Minnesota $59,651 $4,970 $1,147 $28.68
Connecticut $59,150 $4,929 $1,137 $28.44
Nevada $59,116 $4,926 $1,136 $28.42
Rhode Island $57,921 $4,826 $1,113 $27.85
Washington $57,621 $4,801 $1,108 $27.70
Wisconsin $57,385 $4,782 $1,103 $27.59
Alaska $57,203 $4,766 $1,100 $27.50
New York $57,076 $4,756 $1,097 $27.44
Oregon $57,060 $4,755 $1,097 $27.43
Ohio $56,515 $4,709 $1,086 $27.17
North Dakota $56,381 $4,698 $1,084 $27.11
Utah $55,183 $4,598 $1,061 $26.53
Iowa $54,938 $4,578 $1,056 $26.41
New Mexico $54,793 $4,566 $1,053 $26.34
Maryland $54,325 $4,527 $1,044 $26.12
New Hampshire $53,792 $4,482 $1,034 $25.86
South Dakota $53,606 $4,467 $1,030 $25.77
Virginia $53,339 $4,444 $1,025 $25.64
California $52,795 $4,399 $1,015 $25.38
Vermont $52,304 $4,358 $1,005 $25.15
Idaho $52,268 $4,355 $1,005 $25.13
Nebraska $52,075 $4,339 $1,001 $25.04
New Jersey $52,033 $4,336 $1,000 $25.02
Delaware $51,719 $4,309 $994 $24.86
Colorado $51,708 $4,309 $994 $24.86
Kansas $51,651 $4,304 $993 $24.83
South Carolina $50,994 $4,249 $980 $24.52
Mississippi $50,367 $4,197 $968 $24.22
Arkansas $50,359 $4,196 $968 $24.21
Arizona $50,352 $4,196 $968 $24.21
Wyoming $49,973 $4,164 $961 $24.03
Maine $49,490 $4,124 $951 $23.79
Montana $49,311 $4,109 $948 $23.71
Oklahoma $49,180 $4,098 $945 $23.64
Kentucky $48,893 $4,074 $940 $23.51
Michigan $48,846 $4,070 $939 $23.48
Indiana $48,819 $4,068 $938 $23.47
West Virginia $47,977 $3,998 $922 $23.07
Louisiana $47,757 $3,979 $918 $22.96
Illinois $47,553 $3,962 $914 $22.86
Pennsylvania $47,096 $3,924 $905 $22.64
Missouri $47,076 $3,923 $905 $22.63
Texas $46,308 $3,859 $890 $22.26
Alabama $44,564 $3,713 $857 $21.43
Florida $43,194 $3,599 $830 $20.77
North Carolina $42,983 $3,581 $826 $20.67
Georgia $40,271 $3,355 $774 $19.36

Top 50 Highest Paying States for Librarian Jobs in the U.S.

We’ve identified eight states where the typical salary for a Librarian job is above the national average. Topping the list is Tennessee, with Massachusetts and Hawaii close behind in second and third. Hawaii beats the national average by 4.3%, and Tennessee furthers that trend with another $3,799 (6.6%) above the $57,411.

With only a handful of states paying above the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by moving to a new locationas a Librarian is a decision to make with some caution. Factoring in cost of living expenses should be considered as well.

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