May 28, 2022

New Census Data: In 2014 There Were an Estimated 114,109 Full-Time Librarians in the U.S.

Librarian data and data for many other occupations is available in a new data table (.xlsx) released today by the U.S. Census.

Here’s more from line 158 of the “Full-Time, Year-Round Workers and Median Earnings in the Past 12 Months by Sex and Detailed Occupation: 2014″ data table

Librarians: Totals (Full-Time, Year Round, Estimates)

  • 114,109 Librarians in the U.S. in 2014
  • 91, 237 Female Librarians (81.7%)
  • 20,872 Male Librarians

Librarians: Median Earnings (Full-Time, Year Round, Estimates)

  • $49,697  Overage
  • $48,589 Female
  • $52,528 Male
  • Women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s earnings (estimate): 92.5%

The complete 2014 spreadsheet also includes data for library technicians (line 159), archivists (line 157) and hundreds of other occupations.

A data table for 2013 is also available.

From the U.S. Census E-Mail:

In honor of Women’s History Month in March, the U.S. Census Bureau released today a new table showing median earnings by detailed occupation from the 2014 American Community Survey. The table shows ratios indicating the percentage of women in an occupation, as well as the male-to-female earnings ratio in the occupation for full-time, year-round workers in the past 12 months.

Direct to Additional Data Tables (.xlsx)




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