Librarians, Curators, and Archivists Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

Average Annual Salary of Librarians, Curators, and Archivists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,410
25th Percentile Wage
$38,830
50th Percentile Wage
$53,090
75th Percentile Wage
$67,160
90th Percentile Wage
$80,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for librarians, curators, and archivists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $80,810. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid librarians, curators, and archivists is $29,410.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,090-0.66%9.87%
201553,4403.35%-
201451,6501.53%-
201350,8605.92%-
201247,850--

Compare Librarians, Curators, and Archivists Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of librarians, curators, and archivists in 19 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry with an annual salary $67,730. The lowest paying industry is the services for the elderly and persons with disabilities industry (annual salary $33,670). For detailed librarians, curators, and archivists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$67,730
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$65,030
Hospitals - State government owned
$58,640
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$58,600
Offices of Physicians
$56,000
Hospitals - Privately owned
$54,510
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$54,200
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$54,170
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$53,750
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$52,170
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$49,610
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$48,220
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$42,250
Hospitals - Local government owned
$42,250
Social Assistance
$41,860
Individual and Family Services
$40,620
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$39,690
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$38,560
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$33,670

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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