Library Technicians (25-4031)

Occupation description:  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.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 151157 4.01 78
United States 101,800107,100 5.2530 4,8605,390

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 16.729.4611.92 15.8120.6625.43
Alaska 20.3112.0716.59 20.2724.0128.06
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 21.3813.6116.61 20.9825.9928.79
Fairbanks North Star Borough 22.6316.8619.33 22.4326.1629.12
Southeast Region 20.2014.1516.42 19.5523.6528.19
Balance of State 17.8610.7012.11 18.1121.7623.98

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1298 6.259.0 50.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation45
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation14
UI claimants previously working in occupation6
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 88
Number of job position postings 15
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.9

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

Education: Postsecondary non-degree award Work experience: None On-the-job training: None