Librarians, Curators, and Archivists Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Librarians, Curators, and Archivists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,420
25th Percentile Wage
$30,660
50th Percentile Wage
$44,060
75th Percentile Wage
$60,480
90th Percentile Wage
$75,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for librarians, curators, and archivists in the industry sector of information. 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 $75,580. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid librarians, curators, and archivists is $22,420.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of librarians, curators, and archivists in the industry sector of information from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$44,060
3.38% 5.92%
2016
$42,570
6.41% -
2015
$39,840
-3.77% -
2014
$41,340
-0.17% -
2013
$41,410
-0.10% -
2012
$41,450
- -

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

The average salaries of librarians, curators, and archivists in 13 industries in the information sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for librarians, curators, and archivists occupations is the cable and other subscription programming industry with an annual salary $68,490. The lowest paying industry is the other information services industry (annual salary $43,000). For detailed librarians, curators, and archivists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$68,490
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$65,090
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$63,380
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$61,180
Television Broadcasting
$60,980
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$59,820
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$58,000
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$58,000
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$52,660
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$52,340
Newspaper Publishers
$47,440
Other Information Services
$43,000
Other Information Services
$43,000

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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