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
$22,340
25th Percentile Wage
$30,230
50th Percentile Wage
$42,570
75th Percentile Wage
$58,570
90th Percentile Wage
$73,750

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 $73,750. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid librarians, curators, and archivists is $22,340.

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 information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201642,5706.41%2.63%
201539,840-3.77%-
201441,340-0.17%-
201341,410-0.10%-
201241,450--

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 television broadcasting industry with an annual salary $60,980. The lowest paying industry is the other information services industry (annual salary $41,700). For detailed librarians, curators, and archivists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Television Broadcasting
$60,980
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$59,790
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$58,970
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$58,970
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$58,000
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$57,230
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$55,580
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$54,330
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$50,100
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$49,680
Newspaper Publishers
$42,580
Other Information Services
$41,700
Other Information Services
$41,700

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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