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Archivists Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for archivists in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of archivists amongst Washington 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,530
25th Percentile Wage
$45,110
50th Percentile Wage
$56,550
75th Percentile Wage
$76,940
90th Percentile Wage
$95,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for archivists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $95,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,530.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.04
25th Percentile Wage
$21.69
50th Percentile Wage
$27.19
75th Percentile Wage
$36.99
90th Percentile Wage
$45.95

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for archivists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $45.95. The median hourly salary is $27.19. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.04.

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
201656,550-0.99%4.24%
201557,110-0.49%-
201457,3903.12%-
201355,6002.61%-
201254,150--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Archivists in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of archivists in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of archivists in state of Washington ranges from $58,760 to $59,210. The highest paying area for archivists in Washington is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue with a median annual salary of $59,210. The lowest paying area is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $58,760.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$59,210
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$58,760


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