Librarians, Curators, and Archivists Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Librarians, Curators, and Archivists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,590
25th Percentile Wage
$39,870
50th Percentile Wage
$53,920
75th Percentile Wage
$69,240
90th Percentile Wage
$87,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for librarians, curators, and archivists in the industry sector of educational 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 $87,440. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid librarians, curators, and archivists is $28,590.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$53,920
1.97% 7.73%
2016
$52,860
2.14% -
2015
$51,730
1.70% -
2014
$50,850
1.08% -
2013
$50,300
1.09% -
2012
$49,750
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Compare Librarians, Curators, and Archivists Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of librarians, curators, and archivists in 26 industries in the educational 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 elementary and secondary schools - state government owned industry with an annual salary $69,090. The lowest paying industry is the educational support services - privately owned industry (annual salary $43,850). For detailed librarians, curators, and archivists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$69,090
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$54,900
Educational Services - Local government owned
$54,780
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$54,770
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$54,260
Educational Services
$53,920
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$53,810
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$53,510
Educational Services - Privately owned
$53,170
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$52,990
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$52,060
Educational Services - State government owned
$51,700
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$51,600
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$51,140
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$51,130
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$50,610
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$50,540
Educational Support Services
$49,640
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$48,650
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$48,540
Technical and Trade Schools
$47,670
Junior colleges - State government owned
$47,410
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$44,860
Other Schools and Instruction
$44,680
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$44,500
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$43,850

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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