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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 $74,850, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for archivists. It is followed by Connecticut (average annual salary $69,320). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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
$74,850
$38,060 180
2 Connecticut
$69,320
$40,860 80
3 Rhode Island
$63,470
$35,600 60
4 Maryland
$62,470
$41,560 270
5 Illinois
$57,350
$42,300 260
6 New Jersey
$57,050
$25,500 100
7 Washington
$56,550
$37,530 160
8 Texas
$55,350
$32,090 490
9 Alabama
$55,220
$29,750 70
10 Massachusetts
$53,620
$36,030 250
11 Michigan
$52,510
$25,880 110
12 Virginia
$51,570
$25,230 100
13 Colorado
$51,440
$33,300 50
14 Florida
$50,430
$29,580 160
15 California
$50,190
$33,320 520
16 New York
$49,590
$32,860 880
17 North Carolina
$49,100
$36,760 110
18 Louisiana
$47,880
$30,990 80
19 Georgia
$47,680
$33,540 60
20 Missouri
$47,180
$32,360 110
21 Oregon
$46,370
$27,550 70
22 Arkansas
$45,760
$27,090 50
23 Indiana
$45,690
$27,260 120
24 Arizona
$44,570
$31,130 60
25 Wisconsin
$44,510
$30,180 120
26 Maine
$44,200
$33,800 30
27 Oklahoma
$43,550
$28,970 40
28 Pennsylvania
$42,560
$18,780 280
29 Delaware
$41,760
$33,280 40
30 Ohio
$40,000
$23,980 120
31 Hawaii
$39,590
$26,790 30
32 Iowa
$38,680
$22,340 30
33 South Carolina
$38,410
$25,180 80
34 Tennessee
$38,090
$23,950 90
35 Minnesota
$37,570
$27,420 80
36 Mississippi
$30,660
$17,220 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.