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

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

Average Annual Salary of Archivists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,920
25th Percentile Wage
$38,340
50th Percentile Wage
$56,950
75th Percentile Wage
$85,030
90th Percentile Wage
$101,710

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for 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) archivists is $101,710. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid archivists is $24,920.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,9506.74%9.76%
201553,1100.09%-
201453,0604.03%-
201350,920-0.92%-
201251,390--

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

The average salaries of archivists 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 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 $34,920). For detailed archivists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$57,840
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,950
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$51,400
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$50,250
Scientific Research and Development Services
$46,490
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$34,920

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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