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Archivists Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for archivists in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of archivists among California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Archivists in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,710
25th Percentile Wage
$38,250
50th Percentile Wage
$55,570
75th Percentile Wage
$76,810
90th Percentile Wage
$98,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for archivists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,710.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of archivists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$55,570
9.68% 17.80%
2016
$50,190
4.22% -
2015
$48,070
-3.45% -
2014
$49,730
-2.55% -
2013
$51,000
10.43% -
2012
$45,680
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Archivists in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of archivists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of archivists in state of California ranges from $41,780 to $74,420. The highest paying area for archivists in California is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont with a median annual salary of $74,420. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $73,380). The lowest paying area is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale with a median annual salary of $41,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$74,420
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$73,380
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$51,700
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$51,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$47,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$41,780




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