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Archivists Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

Average Annual Salary of Archivists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,460
25th Percentile Wage
$33,330
50th Percentile Wage
$42,810
75th Percentile Wage
$55,400
90th Percentile Wage
$71,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for archivists 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 is $71,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid archivists is $23,460.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201642,8101.82%10.53%
201542,0304.50%-
201440,140-4.88%-
201342,1009.03%-
201238,300--

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

The average salaries of archivists in three 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 occupations is the performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries industry with an annual salary $46,800. The lowest paying industry is the museums, historical sites, and similar institutions industry (annual salary $42,360). For detailed archivists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$46,800
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$42,360
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$42,360

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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