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Highest Paying States for Archivists

The highest paying states 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 of archivists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $71,610, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for archivists. It is followed by Rhode Island (average annual salary $66,670). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of archivists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Archivists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$71,610
$38,970 200
2 Rhode Island
$66,670
$32,960 60
3 New Jersey
$62,010
$28,040 100
4 Maryland
$61,750
$41,620 340
5 Illinois
$59,020
$43,710 250
6 Massachusetts
$57,750
$34,440 220
7 Connecticut
$56,000
$34,390 40
8 California
$55,570
$33,710 480
9 Texas
$55,350
$32,090 480
10 Virginia
$51,820
$29,320 130
11 Washington
$51,720
$34,390 160
12 Arkansas
$51,420
$32,930 50
13 North Carolina
$50,130
$36,710 100
14 Michigan
$49,740
$28,510 150
15 New York
$48,990
$32,790 1,190
16 Missouri
$48,900
$33,730 120
17 Georgia
$48,750
$34,060 90
18 Vermont
$48,620
$25,020 30
19 Pennsylvania
$48,370
$25,660 230
20 Alabama
$47,270
$27,890 80
21 Wisconsin
$46,990
$25,700 110
22 Florida
$46,980
$27,500 150
23 Oregon
$46,250
$27,480 50
24 Minnesota
$45,980
$31,160 60
25 New Mexico
$45,890
$28,540 40
26 Arizona
$45,340
$24,380 70
27 Kentucky
$45,110
$25,410 30
28 Colorado
$44,960
$30,860 60
29 Oklahoma
$44,610
$28,810 50
30 Louisiana
$44,480
$24,020 70
31 Maine
$44,200
$33,800 30
32 Nevada
$44,080
$31,150 50
33 Delaware
$41,760
$33,280 40
34 Indiana
$40,130
$26,670 80
35 Ohio
$40,020
$24,590 120
36 Hawaii
$39,590
$26,790 30
37 Iowa
$38,680
$22,340 30
38 South Carolina
$38,470
$26,670 80
39 Tennessee
$34,890
$21,900 100
40 Utah
$33,750
$21,330 50
41 Mississippi
$30,660
$17,220 50
42 Kansas
$30,520
$20,410 50
43 Puerto Rico
$24,100
$16,580 50

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of archivists in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for archivists, Top Paying Jobs in America.