Libraries & archives

Industry Group

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Workforce
243k
2020 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
45.7
Average Salary
$34,012
Average Male Salary
$39,757
Average Female Salary
$39,062

About

The top three occupations in the Libraries & archives Industry Group are Librarians and media collections specialists, Library assistants, clerical, Library technicians, Education administrators, and Customer service representatives. On average, full-time employees in the Libraries & archives Industry Group work 40.1 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $51,442. Part-time employees in the same industry work 19 hours and earn an average annual salary of $13,493.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Libraries & archives Industry Group are District of Columbia (Northeast) PUMA, DC, Islip Town (East) PUMA, NY, and Tompkins County PUMA, NY. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Libraries & archives.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Libraries & archives Industry Group. Librarians and media collections specialists are the most common position, but the Libraries & archives Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Library technicians, compared to other industries. 

Monthly Employment

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Y-Axis
3.88%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 2.73M people employed in the Information industry. This represents a 3.88% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

243k
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 12.1k
1.08%
1 Year Growth
± 6.98%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Libraries & archives Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 1.08%, , from 241k people in 2019 to 243k people in 2020.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Libraries & archives by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Librarians and media collections specialists represent the largest share of positions held in Libraries & archives at 32.4%, followed by Library assistants, clerical with 27.2% and Library technicians with 11.7%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Libraries & archives Industry Group, by number of employees, are Librarians and media collections specialists, Library assistants, clerical, Library technicians, Education administrators, and Customer service representatives.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Libraries & archives employs an unusually high number of Library technicians, Library assistants, clerical, and Librarians and media collections specialists.

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Wages

Average Salary

$34,012
AVERAGE WAGE
± $1,655

On average, employees in the Libraries & archives Industry Group make $34,012 per year. This number makes Libraries & archives the 234 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Libraries & archives Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.453
WAGE GINI

Libraries & archives has a wage GINI of 0.453, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Libraries & archives (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Libraries & archives Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Libraries & archives Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Libraries & archives Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Libraries & archives Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $39,757 and $39,062. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Composition by Sex

190k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±10.7k
53.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
±5.68k

78% of workers in the Libraries & archives Industry Group are Female, making them the more common sex in the workforce. This chart shows the sex breakdown of the Libraries & archives Industry Group.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$39,757
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$4,308
$39,062
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$4,476

On average, Male workers in the Libraries & archives Industry Group make 1.02 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Libraries & archives Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Black
  2. Asian
  3. White

On average, Black employees in the Libraries & archives Industry Group earn 1.13 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Libraries & archives Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Libraries & archives Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Libraries & archives Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Libraries & archives Industry Group is Information.

In this flow diagram, all of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

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Intermediate Inputs

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The Libraries & archives Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Libraries & archives is from Information.

The Information Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Libraries & archives Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Libraries & archives Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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