Archivists Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Archivists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for 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) archivists is $77,620. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid archivists is $31,260.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2.85% -9.26%
-4.39% -
-2.04% -
-8.66% -
2.84% -
- -

Compare Archivists Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of archivists in eight 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 occupations is the broadcasting (except internet) industry with an annual salary $67,290. The lowest paying industry is the newspaper publishers industry (annual salary $30,620). For detailed archivists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Broadcasting (except Internet)
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
Motion Picture and Video Industries
Other Information Services
Other Information Services
Newspaper Publishers

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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