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2020 Highest Paid Library Science Graduates

99 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,500 Avg Salary
$26,554 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Library Science School for You

Highest Paid Library Science GraduatesIn 2018-2019, 99 people earned their bachelor's in library science, making the major the #37 most popular in the United States. When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Highest Paid Library Science list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Library Science Graduates ranking analyzed 5 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in library science.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Salaries of Library Science Majors After Graduation

After graduation, library science majors from schools in the United States earn an average salary of $30,500 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 23% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

Average Salary for Library Science Graduates from Schools Nationwide  30,500
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2020 Highest Paid Library Science Grads in the United States

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid library science majors.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Library Science Graduates

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Southern Connecticut State University. SCSU is a moderately-sized public school located in the midsize city of New Haven.

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Our rankings recognize Kutztown University of Pennsylvania as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the fringe town of Kutztown, Kutztown University is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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University of Maine at Augusta landed the #3 spot in our 2020 rankings for highest paid library science school. Located in the town of Augusta, UMA is a public college with a small student population.

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University of Southern Mississippi landed the #4 spot in our 2020 rankings for highest paid library science school. Southern Miss is a fairly large public school located in the city of Hattiesburg.

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Library Science Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Library & Information Science 99

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 154,751
Psychology 123,980
Communication & Journalism 96,549
Education 88,927
History 25,943

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to John Cummings.

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