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Archivists Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for archivists in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of archivists among Pennsylvania cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Archivists in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,780
25th Percentile Wage
$27,260
50th Percentile Wage
$42,560
75th Percentile Wage
$56,220
90th Percentile Wage
$70,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for archivists in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $70,440. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,780.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.02
25th Percentile Wage
$13.10
50th Percentile Wage
$20.46
75th Percentile Wage
$27.03
90th Percentile Wage
$33.86

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for archivists in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $33.86. The median hourly salary is $20.46. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.02.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of archivists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201642,5609.70%1.46%
201538,430-4.63%-
201440,210-4.20%-
201341,900-0.10%-
201241,940--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Archivists in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of archivists in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of archivists in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $40,030 to $60,130. The highest paying area for archivists in Pennsylvania is Harrisburg-Carlisle with a median annual salary of $60,130. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $46,820). The lowest paying area is Pittsburgh with a median annual salary of $40,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$60,130
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$46,820
Philadelphia
$46,440
Pittsburgh
$40,030


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