Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technician Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,640
25th Percentile Wage
$35,960
50th Percentile Wage
$49,100
75th Percentile Wage
$68,670
90th Percentile Wage
$84,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for archivists, curators, and museum technicians 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) archivists, curators, and museum technicians is $84,760. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid archivists, curators, and museum technicians is $31,640.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,100
5.05% 0.53%
2016
$46,620
-3.30% -
2015
$48,160
2.70% -
2014
$46,860
-7.58% -
2013
$50,410
3.11% -
2012
$48,840
- -

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

The average salaries of archivists, curators, and museum technicians in nine 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 archivists, curators, and museum technician occupations is the broadcasting (except internet) industry with an annual salary $65,840. The lowest paying industry is the newspaper publishers industry (annual salary $30,620). For detailed archivists, curators, and museum technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$65,840
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$52,450
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$52,450
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$49,130
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$49,130
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$48,930
Other Information Services
$47,680
Other Information Services
$47,680
Newspaper Publishers
$30,620

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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