Pennsylvania Librarians: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Librarians in Pennsylvania

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Fast Facts for Librarians in Pennsylvania

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: State College, Johnstown and Williamsport
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Lancaster, York and Erie
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Allentown

Salaries for Librarians in Pennsylvania

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: State College, Lancaster and Williamsport

Schools for Librarians in Pennsylvania are listed below.

Selected Librarian Schools in Pennsylvania

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  • Programs: Master of Science in Library and Information Sciences
  • Degrees: Master

One of the world's leading private research institutions, the University of Southern California (USC) was founded in 1880.

  • Programs: Online Master of Management in Library and Information Science - Urban Public Librarianship, Online Master of Management in Library and Information Science - Academic Librarianship, Online Master of Management in Library and Information Science, more...
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More Pennsylvania Librarian Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Arcadia University Glenside Doctorate 3,592
Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion Masters 6,795
Drexel University Philadelphia Doctorate 20,682
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown Masters 10,295
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Mansfield Masters 3,338
Saint Vincent College Latrobe Masters 1,924
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh Doctorate 27,020

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Librarians

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Pennsylvania. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Librarians relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Gettysburg 40 $49970 1.24
Harrisburg 260 $58510 0.88
Carlisle 260 $58510 0.88
Johnstown 60 $44070 1.22
East Stroudsburg 50 $66160 0.88
Erie 60 $49380 0.54
Pittsburgh 1230 $51940 1.14
Reading 170 $49730 1.05
Lancaster 140 $57860 0.63
Lebanon 40 $59780 0.97
Scranton 190 $50430 0.77
Wilkes 190 $50430 0.77
Barre 190 $50430 0.77
Hazleton 190 $50430 0.77
State College 60 $50500 0.96
Williamsport 60 $57890 1.14
York 110 $56090 0.68
Hanover 110 $56090 0.68
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