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Highest Paying Industries for Archivists

The top 46 highest paying industries for archivists (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 $81,820, federal government, including usps is the highest paying industry for archivists. It is followed by federal executive branch (oes designation) industry (average annual salary $81,820). 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 in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 46 Highest Paying Industries for Archivists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Federal government, including USPS
$81,820
450
2 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$81,820
450
3 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$59,950
n/a
4 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$58,920
50
5 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$58,470
60
6 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$58,270
40
7 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$58,120
60
8 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$57,600
50
9 Educational Services - Local government owned
$56,660
40
10 Finance and Insurance
$56,460
30
11 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$56,230
1,330
12 Federal, State, and Local Government
$56,230
1,330
13 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$53,870
60
14 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$53,480
1,880
15 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$53,060
490
16 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$50,830
770
17 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$50,540
90
18 Educational Services - Privately owned
$50,520
850
19 Educational Services
$50,500
1,390
20 Legal Services
$50,490
50
21 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$50,400
1,260
22 Educational Services - State government owned
$49,950
500
23 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$49,890
490
24 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$49,740
50
25 State government, including schools and hospitals
$47,820
1,060
26 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$47,700
60
27 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$47,430
370
28 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$47,090
60
29 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$46,730
340
30 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$46,590
330
31 Religious Organizations
$46,310
70
32 Information
$46,060
710
33 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$45,950
550
34 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$45,550
330
35 Health Care and Social Assistance
$45,420
40
36 Scientific Research and Development Services
$45,330
170
37 Other Information Services
$45,200
580
38 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$43,340
30
39 Hospitals - Privately owned
$43,000
30
40 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$42,090
80
41 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$40,140
900
42 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$38,830
840
43 Civic and Social Organizations
$37,790
150
44 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$34,830
40
45 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$34,830
40
46 Newspaper Publishers
$30,620
30
See also: Highest paying cities for archivists.