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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 260262 0.814 1024
United States 138,200150,600 8.97,900 5,40014,540

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 29.2116.4921.97 28.1435.5644.05
Alaska 34.1016.8024.07 33.1343.1853.65
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 39.4726.1432.86 39.1047.6556.17
Fairbanks North Star Borough 35.6817.3827.79 37.0445.1749.90
Southeast Region 36.8216.0325.17 33.3146.1969.17
Balance of State 25.6715.6718.02 23.9430.5038.33

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
28616 5.666.3 50.9
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation40
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation24
UI claimants previously working in occupation8
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 119
Number of job position postings 10
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 11.9

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

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