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
$27,550
25th Percentile Wage
$38,580
50th Percentile Wage
$52,860
75th Percentile Wage
$67,670
90th Percentile Wage
$85,760

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 $85,760. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid librarians, curators, and archivists is $27,550.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,8602.14%5.88%
201551,7301.70%-
201450,8501.08%-
201350,3001.09%-
201249,750--

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 $66,940. The lowest paying industry is the educational support services - privately owned industry (annual salary $39,630). 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
$66,940
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$57,310
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$53,790
Educational Services - Local government owned
$53,730
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$53,560
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$53,290
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$53,210
Educational Services
$52,860
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$52,830
Other Schools and Instruction
$52,430
Educational Services - Privately owned
$52,270
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$52,090
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$50,920
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$50,780
Educational Services - State government owned
$50,630
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$49,710
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$49,520
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$49,440
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$49,370
Junior colleges - State government owned
$47,420
Technical and Trade Schools
$47,360
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$46,510
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$46,070
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$44,800
Educational Support Services
$43,700
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$39,630

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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