Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technician Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,480
25th Percentile Wage
$40,950
50th Percentile Wage
$52,960
75th Percentile Wage
$67,250
90th Percentile Wage
$85,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for archivists, curators, and museum technicians 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) archivists, curators, and museum technicians is $85,040. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid archivists, curators, and museum technicians is $31,480.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of archivists, curators, and museum technicians in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,960
0.47% 8.82%
2016
$52,710
2.88% -
2015
$51,190
1.91% -
2014
$50,210
1.79% -
2013
$49,310
2.07% -
2012
$48,290
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Compare Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of archivists, curators, and museum technicians in 14 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 archivists, curators, and museum technician occupations is the elementary and secondary schools - privately owned industry with an annual salary $58,540. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction - privately owned industry (annual salary $37,330). For detailed archivists, curators, and museum technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$58,540
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$57,840
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$55,820
Educational Services - Privately owned
$55,580
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$54,530
Educational Services - Local government owned
$53,500
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$52,980
Educational Services
$52,960
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$52,630
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$50,250
Educational Services - State government owned
$50,200
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$49,200
Other Schools and Instruction
$37,750
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$37,330

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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