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Library Technicians in Washington

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12.5% Jobs Projection
$44,350 Median Salary
330 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Library Technicians in Washington are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Library Technicians in Washington is growing faster than average.

  • Library Technicians in Washington earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Library Technicians Work in Washington?

2,090 people worked as Library Technicians in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,970 Library Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 120 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 1,200 Library Technicians working in it, which means Washington has more Library Technicians than average.


Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Library Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 12.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.1%.


Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 330 annual job openings, and a total of 2,430 jobs for Washington Library Technicians in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 14,400 annual jobs and 108,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Library Technicians Make in Washington?

In 2018 wages for Library Technicians ranged from $29,590 to $60,960 with $44,350 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.23 to $29.31. The median hourly rate was $21.32.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $21.2 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.12.

The median salary in Washington is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Washington Metros for Library Technicians

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Library Technicians.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,260 $47,690
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 900 $40,080
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 130 $35,830
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 60 $46,830
Yakima, WA 50 $30,520
Lewiston, ID-WA 40 $26,800
Walla Walla, WA 40 $32,490
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 30 $37,870

Top States for Library Technicians Employment

The table below shows the states where most Library Technicians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 10,180 $45,060
New York 8,120 $30,600
Illinois 5,270 $33,920
Ohio 3,870 $30,510
Texas 3,870 $29,440
Michigan 3,660 $29,740
Massachusetts 3,080 $45,880
Wisconsin 2,940 $25,780
Colorado 2,820 $33,500
North Carolina 2,580 $34,220
Florida 2,570 $33,270
Virginia 2,510 $34,220
New Jersey 2,420 $35,180
Pennsylvania 2,340 $32,830
Washington 2,090 $44,350
Indiana 2,050 $24,960
Louisiana 1,870 $30,940
Maryland 1,780 $38,310
Oregon 1,720 $37,840
Georgia 1,490 $32,110

Below are the states where Library Technicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $48,860
Connecticut $47,300
Alaska $46,270
Massachusetts $45,880
California $45,060
Minnesota $44,410
Washington $44,350
Hawaii $42,490
Delaware $42,420
Rhode Island $42,060


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