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

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

Average Annual Salary of Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,690
25th Percentile Wage
$36,740
50th Percentile Wage
$54,870
75th Percentile Wage
$80,140
90th Percentile Wage
$100,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for archivists, curators, and museum technicians 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) archivists, curators, and museum technicians is $100,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid archivists, curators, and museum technicians is $25,690.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of archivists, curators, and museum technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201654,87013.27%11.24%
201547,590-0.82%-
201447,9801.92%-
201347,060-3.48%-
201248,700--

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

The average salaries of archivists, curators, and museum technicians in six 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 archivists, curators, and museum technician occupations is the computer systems design and related services industry with an annual salary $57,840. The lowest paying industry is the research and development in the social sciences and humanities industry (annual salary $46,900). For detailed archivists, curators, and museum technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$57,840
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$55,940
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$54,870
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$51,550
Scientific Research and Development Services
$49,820
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$46,900

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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