Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technician Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

Average Annual Salary of Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,660
25th Percentile Wage
$31,870
50th Percentile Wage
$43,630
75th Percentile Wage
$60,390
90th Percentile Wage
$80,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for archivists, curators, and museum technicians in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $80,420. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid archivists, curators, and museum technicians is $23,660.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of archivists, curators, and museum technicians in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201643,6300.92%4.15%
201543,230-0.35%-
201443,3800.76%-
201343,0502.86%-
201241,820--

Compare Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of archivists, curators, and museum technicians in five industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 independent artists, writers, and performers industry with an annual salary $47,860. The lowest paying industry is the promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events industry (annual salary $37,250). For detailed archivists, curators, and museum technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$47,860
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$45,820
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$43,510
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$43,510
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$37,250

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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