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
$21,590
25th Percentile Wage
$28,760
50th Percentile Wage
$41,060
75th Percentile Wage
$57,000
90th Percentile Wage
$75,140

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 $75,140. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $41,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid librarians, curators, and archivists is $21,590.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below 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 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$41,060
2.02% 6.09%
2016
$40,230
0.62% -
2015
$39,980
1.03% -
2014
$39,570
0.96% -
2013
$39,190
1.61% -
2012
$38,560
- -

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 $66,220. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $39,500). 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)
$66,220
Federal government, including USPS
$66,220
State government, including schools and hospitals
$50,970
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$48,670
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$46,790
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$45,550
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$41,060
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$39,500

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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