Washington Librarians: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Librarians in Washington

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Fast Facts for Librarians in Washington

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bellingham, Olympia and Longview
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Yakima, Tacoma and Mount Vernon
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane

Salaries for Librarians in Washington

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Seattle, Mount Vernon and Tacoma

Schools for Librarians in Washington are listed below.

Selected Librarian Schools in Washington

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Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (iSchool)—The Original Information School—is proud of its position as a leader in the field.

  • 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 Washington Librarian Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Eastern Washington University Cheney Doctorate 10,686
University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle Doctorate 40,218

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Librarians

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Washington. 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


Bremerton 90 $67130 1.13
Silverdale 90 $67130 1.13
Bellingham 50 $67470 0.63
Longview 40 $63560 1.08
Mount Vernon 50 $62060 1.09
Anacortes 50 $62060 1.09
Kennewick 100 $67810 1
Richland 100 $67810 1
Olympia 0 $60540 0
Tumwater 0 $60540 0
Seattle 1820 $70020 1.05
Tacoma 1820 $70020 1.05
Bellevue 1820 $70020 1.05
Spokane 190 $60370 0.91
Spokane Valley 190 $60370 0.91
Yakima 80 $61480 1
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