Archivists Salary Information

The salary statistics of archivists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of archivists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The archivists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Archivists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,140
25th Percentile Wage
$37,590
50th Percentile Wage
$51,760
75th Percentile Wage
$69,380
90th Percentile Wage
$89,710

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for archivists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) archivists is $89,710. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,140. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 188% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$51,760
2.43% 8.54%
2016
$50,500
0.50% -
2015
$50,250
2.25% -
2014
$49,120
0.02% -
2013
$49,110
3.60% -
2012
$47,340
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Table 2. Archivists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of archivists in 11 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for archivists occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $64,400. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $43,520).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$64,400
Manufacturing
$63,530
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,130
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$57,380
Federal, State, and Local Government
$56,070
Educational Services
$54,190
Health Care and Social Assistance
$52,730
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$50,770
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$47,210
Information
$44,510
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$43,520

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Archivists by States

From the above tables we note that not only archivists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of archivists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $24,100 to $71,610. The highest paying state for archivists is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $71,610. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $24,100. For more salary information of archivists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$71,610
Rhode Island
$66,670
New Jersey
$62,010
Maryland
$61,750
Illinois
$59,020
Massachusetts
$57,750
Connecticut
$56,000
California
$55,570
Texas
$55,350
Virginia
$51,820
Washington
$51,720
Arkansas
$51,420
North Carolina
$50,130
Michigan
$49,740
New York
$48,990
Missouri
$48,900
Georgia
$48,750
Vermont
$48,620
Pennsylvania
$48,370
Alabama
$47,270
Wisconsin
$46,990
Florida
$46,980
Oregon
$46,250
Minnesota
$45,980
New Mexico
$45,890
Arizona
$45,340
Kentucky
$45,110
Colorado
$44,960
Oklahoma
$44,610
Louisiana
$44,480
Maine
$44,200
Nevada
$44,080
Delaware
$41,760
Indiana
$40,130
Ohio
$40,020
Hawaii
$39,590
Iowa
$38,680
South Carolina
$38,470
Tennessee
$34,890
Utah
$33,750
Mississippi
$30,660
Kansas
$30,520
Puerto Rico
$24,100



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