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Librarians, Curators, and Archivists Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Librarians, Curators, and Archivists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,860
25th Percentile Wage
$49,180
50th Percentile Wage
$65,870
75th Percentile Wage
$84,090
90th Percentile Wage
$102,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for librarians, curators, and archivists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $102,460. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid librarians, curators, and archivists is $33,860.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$65,870
3.70% 10.70%
2016
$63,430
4.79% -
2015
$60,390
4.70% -
2014
$57,550
-0.97% -
2013
$58,110
-1.22% -
2012
$58,820
- -

Compare Librarians, Curators, and Archivists Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of librarians, curators, and archivists in twelve industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 legal services industry with an annual salary $70,970. The lowest paying industry is the management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry (annual salary $40,770). For detailed librarians, curators, and archivists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Legal Services
$70,970
Engineering Services
$69,610
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$69,220
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$68,820
Scientific Research and Development Services
$65,960
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$65,870
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$62,160
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$60,570
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$57,370
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$51,110
Specialized Design Services
$42,990
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$40,770

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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