Librarians, Curators, and Archivists Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

The salary statistics of librarians, curators, and archivists in the industry sector of retail trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare librarians, curators, and archivists salaries in different industries within the retail trade sector.

Average Annual Salary of Librarians, Curators, and Archivists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,810
25th Percentile Wage
$31,960
50th Percentile Wage
$36,480
75th Percentile Wage
$47,770
90th Percentile Wage
$70,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for librarians, curators, and archivists in the industry sector of retail trade. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) librarians, curators, and archivists is $70,690. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid librarians, curators, and archivists is $20,810.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of librarians, curators, and archivists in the industry sector of retail trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201636,480-31.72%0.52%
201548,0500.94%-
201447,60017.67%-
201339,1907.40%-
201236,290--

Compare Librarians, Curators, and Archivists Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of librarians, curators, and archivists in two industries in the retail trade sector are shown below. For detailed librarians, curators, and archivists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$46,280
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$45,730

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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