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

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

Average Annual Salary of Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,930
25th Percentile Wage
$36,670
50th Percentile Wage
$48,780
75th Percentile Wage
$68,880
90th Percentile Wage
$88,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for archivists, curators, and museum technicians 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) archivists, curators, and museum technicians is $88,970. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid archivists, curators, and museum technicians is $28,930.

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,7800.92%7.24%
201548,3300.27%-
201448,2001.51%-
201347,4704.68%-
201245,250--

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

The average salaries of archivists, curators, and museum technicians 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 archivists, curators, and museum technician occupations is the federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $55,500. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $44,870). For detailed archivists, curators, and museum technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$55,500
Federal government, including USPS
$55,500
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$49,040
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$48,780
State government, including schools and hospitals
$48,160
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$46,430
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$45,390
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$44,870

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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