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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
$34,280
25th Percentile Wage
$47,590
50th Percentile Wage
$63,430
75th Percentile Wage
$82,250
90th Percentile Wage
$101,140

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 $101,140. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid librarians, curators, and archivists is $34,280.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201663,4304.79%7.27%
201560,3904.70%-
201457,550-0.97%-
201358,110-1.22%-
201258,820--

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 eleven 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 engineering services industry with an annual salary $67,790. The lowest paying industry is the other professional, scientific, and technical services industry (annual salary $48,220). For detailed librarians, curators, and archivists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Engineering Services
$67,790
Legal Services
$66,720
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$65,870
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$65,660
Scientific Research and Development Services
$63,460
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$63,430
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$62,680
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$60,570
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$57,220
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$48,990
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$48,220

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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