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

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

Average Annual Salary of Archivists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,530
25th Percentile Wage
$42,860
50th Percentile Wage
$56,070
75th Percentile Wage
$81,800
90th Percentile Wage
$98,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for 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) archivists is $98,040. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid archivists is $33,530.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of archivists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$56,070
0.37% 2.87%
2016
$55,860
-0.34% -
2015
$56,050
-0.32% -
2014
$56,230
2.33% -
2013
$54,920
0.84% -
2012
$54,460
- -

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

The average salaries of 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 archivists occupations is the federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $86,980. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $46,260). For detailed archivists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$86,980
Federal government, including USPS
$86,980
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$56,070
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$54,970
State government, including schools and hospitals
$49,810
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$48,510
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$47,670
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$46,260

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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