This occupation has a moderate probability of automation.

65.0% probability

of automation

8.9% growth

projected to 2026

138,200 employed

currently in the US

$59,870 annual wage

US, median ($28.78 hourly)

What they do

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.

Risk of automation

This occupation is 65.0% likely to be automated. It ranks 360 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 138,200 people have this job. They earn $59,870 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $8,274,034,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $28.78.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 8.9% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 150,600 people with this job at that time.

References and notes

This article uses data from "The Future of Employment" (PDF), a 2013 study from University of Oxford researchers, and US Bureau of Labor Statistics files including Standard Occupational Classification 2010 Definitions (XLS), May 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics (zip) and 2016-2026 Employment Projections (XLS).