Librarians (25-4021)

Occupation description:  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.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 290300 3.41 67
United States 143,100145,700 1.9270 2,6802,950

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 28.7816.3921.67 27.7334.9943.34
Alaska 32.2215.9123.14 31.7041.0249.34
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 38.2625.0831.72 38.1646.5554.68
Fairbanks North Star Borough 33.9515.2226.34 35.3143.8248.75
Southeast Region 29.0815.5721.51 30.1335.8441.63
Balance of State 25.8014.9018.43 24.1730.2639.78

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
29311 3.866.7 51.6
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation43
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation23
UI claimants previously working in occupation10
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 122
Number of job position postings 24
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.1

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Master's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None