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Clerical Library Assistants in Illinois

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3.8% Jobs Projection
$24,760 Median Salary
1,030 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Clerical Library Assistants in Illinois is growing slower than average.

  • Clerical Library Assistants in Illinois earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Clerical Library Assistants Work in Illinois?

There were approximately 5,950 workers employed as Clerical Library Assistants in this state in 2018.

There were 7,170 Clerical Library Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,220 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 1,205 Clerical Library Assistants working in it, which means Illinois has more Clerical Library Assistants than average.


Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Clerical Library Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 3.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.4%.


Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 1,030 annual job openings, and a total of 7,290 jobs for Illinois Clerical Library Assistants in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 16,300 annual jobs and 114,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Clerical Library Assistants Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Clerical Library Assistants ranged from $18,970 to $40,650 with $24,760 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.12 to $19.55. The median hourly rate was $11.9.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $12.74 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.84.

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


Top Illinois Metros for Clerical Library Assistants

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,380 $25,820
St. Louis, MO-IL 430 $23,750
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 270 $23,490
Champaign-Urbana, IL 160 $22,930
Bloomington, IL 120 $20,480
Rockford, IL 100 $25,400
Kankakee, IL 80 $22,700
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 50 $20,230
Springfield, IL 40 $22,900
Decatur, IL 40 $21,260

Top States for Clerical Library Assistants Employment

The table below shows the states where most Clerical Library Assistants work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 8,570 $32,970
New York 6,630 $30,930
Illinois 5,950 $24,760
Pennsylvania 5,380 $22,880
Texas 5,130 $26,110
Ohio 5,050 $24,720
Michigan 4,180 $23,030
Florida 3,650 $25,980
Virginia 2,840 $25,260
New Jersey 2,810 $30,860
Indiana 2,680 $24,010
Minnesota 1,970 $33,340
Massachusetts 1,970 $31,290
North Carolina 1,840 $26,410
Washington 1,760 $32,870
Connecticut 1,670 $30,260
Iowa 1,640 $22,300
Maryland 1,620 $26,980
Missouri 1,530 $19,940
Georgia 1,470 $24,090

Below are the states where Clerical Library Assistants get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $47,170
Oregon $36,210
Nevada $35,690
Alaska $33,680
Minnesota $33,340
Wisconsin $33,060
California $32,970
Washington $32,870
Massachusetts $31,290
Hawaii $31,250


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