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Highest Paying Industries for Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians

The top 70 highest paying industries for archivists, curators, and museum technicians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $66,480, securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investments and related activities is the highest paying industry for archivists, curators, and museum technicians. It is followed by federal government, including usps industry (average annual salary $60,700). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of archivists, curators, and museum technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 70 Highest Paying Industries for Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$66,480
n/a
2 Federal government, including USPS
$60,700
2,680
3 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$60,700
2,680
4 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$59,950
n/a
5 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$58,620
60
6 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$58,470
60
7 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$58,120
60
8 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$56,710
140
9 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$56,170
30
10 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$56,040
30
11 Manufacturing
$55,400
30
12 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$54,660
100
13 Finance and Insurance
$54,630
90
14 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$53,780
2,140
15 Educational Services - Privately owned
$53,400
2,270
16 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$52,670
30
17 Performing Arts Companies
$52,120
50
18 Legal Services
$51,110
50
19 Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$50,450
40
20 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$50,400
4,090
21 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$50,290
80
22 Educational Services
$50,210
4,420
23 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$50,150
100
24 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$49,400
160
25 Health Care and Social Assistance
$49,100
90
26 Retail Trade
$48,940
220
27 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$48,870
190
28 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$48,850
90
29 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$48,500
40
30 Educational Services - Local government owned
$48,270
180
31 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$48,200
6,710
32 Federal, State, and Local Government
$48,200
6,710
33 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$48,150
40
34 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,980
730
35 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$47,910
8,880
36 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$47,500
40
37 Educational Services - State government owned
$47,360
1,970
38 Hospitals - Privately owned
$47,290
40
39 Administrative and Support Services
$47,180
100
40 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$47,180
100
41 Religious Organizations
$47,090
70
42 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$46,910
730
43 Information
$46,860
960
44 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$46,850
730
45 Other Information Services
$46,810
790
46 Social Advocacy Organizations
$46,520
80
47 Scientific Research and Development Services
$45,830
270
48 State government, including schools and hospitals
$45,720
4,000
49 Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$44,950
90
50 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$44,870
n/a
51 Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$44,130
80
52 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$43,940
2,030
53 Transportation and Warehousing
$43,800
n/a
54 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$43,710
70
55 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$43,380
12,070
56 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$43,310
11,520
57 Civic and Social Organizations
$43,230
410
58 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$43,180
2,200
59 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$42,790
340
60 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$42,760
1,990
61 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$42,490
130
62 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$42,460
70
63 Radio and Television Broadcasting
$38,530
50
64 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$38,170
n/a
65 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$36,100
40
66 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$36,100
40
67 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$35,420
n/a
68 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$34,300
30
69 Newspaper Publishers
$30,620
30
70 Specialized Design Services
$29,820
n/a