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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 metropolitan areas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,660
25th Percentile Wage
$35,740
50th Percentile Wage
$48,370
75th Percentile Wage
$61,390
90th Percentile Wage
$75,550

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 $75,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,660.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of archivists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,370
12.01% 13.29%
2016
$42,560
9.70% -
2015
$38,430
-4.63% -
2014
$40,210
-4.20% -
2013
$41,900
-0.10% -
2012
$41,940
- -

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 $18,470 to $80,330. The highest paying area for archivists in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $80,330. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Harrisburg-Carlisle (mean annual salary $60,130). The lowest paying area is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton with a median annual salary of $18,470.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$80,330
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$60,130
Philadelphia
$51,380
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$50,910
Pittsburgh
$41,870
Lancaster
$22,210
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$18,470




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