Librarians, Curators, and Archivists Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of librarians, curators, and archivists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare librarians, curators, and archivists salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Librarians, Curators, and Archivists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,010
25th Percentile Wage
$28,320
50th Percentile Wage
$40,230
75th Percentile Wage
$55,650
90th Percentile Wage
$73,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for librarians, curators, and archivists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $73,280. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $40,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid librarians, curators, and archivists is $21,010.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201640,2300.62%4.15%
201539,9801.03%-
201439,5700.96%-
201339,1901.61%-
201238,560--

Compare Librarians, Curators, and Archivists Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of librarians, curators, and archivists in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $63,660. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $38,760). For detailed librarians, curators, and archivists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$63,660
Federal government, including USPS
$63,660
State government, including schools and hospitals
$50,190
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$48,650
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$45,870
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$44,580
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$40,230
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$38,760

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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