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Working as a Library Circulation Technician

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a library circulation technician. For example, did you know that they make an average of $17.71 an hour? That's $36,838 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow -3% and produce -5,600 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Library Circulation Technician Do

There are certain skills that many library circulation technicians have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed interpersonal skills, detail oriented and technology skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a library circulation technician, we found that a lot of resumes listed 70.4% of library circulation technicians included document delivery, while 12.7% of resumes included library materials, and 8.5% of resumes included circulation desk. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the library circulation technician job title. But what industry to start with? Most library circulation technicians actually find jobs in the education and government industries.

How To Become a Library Circulation Technician

If you're interested in becoming a library circulation technician, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 61.1% of library circulation technicians have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 22.2% of library circulation technicians have master's degrees. Even though most library circulation technicians have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a library circulation technician. When we researched the most common majors for a library circulation technician, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on library circulation technician resumes include associate degree degrees or high school diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a library circulation technician. In fact, many library circulation technician jobs require experience in a role such as library assistant. Meanwhile, many library circulation technicians also have previous career experience in roles such as internship or server.

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Average Salary$36,838
Job Growth Rate-3%

Library Circulation Technician Jobs

Average Salary for a Library Circulation Technician

Library Circulation Technicians in America make an average salary of $36,838 per year or $18 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $44,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $30,000 per year.
Average Salary
$36,838

Best Paying Cities

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Library Circulation Services Technician
Library Circulation Services Technician
City of Greenville, Tx
City of Greenville, Tx
10/06/2020
10/06/2020
$15,44410/06/2020
$15,444
Library Circulation Services Technician
Library Circulation Services Technician
City of Greenville, Tx
City of Greenville, Tx
06/27/2020
06/27/2020
$15,44406/27/2020
$15,444
Library Circulation Technician
Library Circulation Technician
University of Montana
University of Montana
09/19/2019
09/19/2019
$32,80809/19/2019
$32,808

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Library Circulation Technician Demographics

Gender

female

61.3 %

male

35.5 %

unknown

3.2 %

Ethnicity

White

64.7 %

Hispanic or Latino

12.8 %

Black or African American

9.4 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Vietnamese

100.0 %
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Library Circulation Technician Education

Majors

Degrees

Bachelors

61.1 %

Masters

22.2 %

Associate

11.1 %

Top Colleges for Library Circulation Technicians

1. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

2. SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY

In-State Tuition
$9,808
Enrollment
13,990

3. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

4. Boston University

Boston, MA

In-State Tuition
$53,948
Enrollment
17,238

5. SUNY Stony Brook

Stony Brook, NY

In-State Tuition
$9,625
Enrollment
17,407

6. New York University

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$51,828
Enrollment
26,339

7. Howard University

Washington, DC

In-State Tuition
$26,756
Enrollment
6,166

8. SUNY at Albany

Albany, NY

In-State Tuition
$10,011
Enrollment
13,434

9. Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$59,430
Enrollment
8,216

10. Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

In-State Tuition
$53,740
Enrollment
5,567
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Top Library Circulation Technician Employers

1. CITY OF GREENVILLE NC
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$35,899
Library Circulation Technicians Hired: 
2+
2. Howard County Library System
3.5
Avg. Salary: 
$33,762
Library Circulation Technicians Hired: 
1+
3. Portland Community College
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$33,480
Library Circulation Technicians Hired: 
1+
4. Cumberland County Schools
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$38,422
Library Circulation Technicians Hired: 
1+
5. The Washington Post
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$50,373
Library Circulation Technicians Hired: 
1+
6. DC Public Library
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$40,267
Library Circulation Technicians Hired: 
1+

Recently Added Library Circulation Technician Jobs

Updated October 2, 2020