Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician Salary

An Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician earns an average salary of $47,611 per year.

$30,517 - $62,708
$31K
$48K
$63K
MEDIAN: $47,611
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$10.38 - $31.68
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$16
$32
MEDIAN: $16.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,517 - $62,708  
   
Total Pay (?
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$29,547 - $63,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.38 - $31.68  
   
Overtime
$40.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
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$29,547 - $63,267  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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Job Description for Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician

Archivists help organize items such as artifacts and documents for schools and museums, among other institutions. Preservation is an essential part of the job in order to ensure that received items will last for as long as possible into the future. Archivists may also be responsible for developing an organization system if one does not exist or must be improved; this involves devising standard methods for categorizing and headlines under which certain items will go. Physical items which are stored may also have to be digitized by scanning or taking a picture, which may involve creating a digital database.

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Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician Tasks

  • Intake, compile, and catalogue records and artifacts, developing and/or updating archival database.
  • Write and present articles on artifacts, materials, and documents.
  • Manage archival exhibitions, collecting, preparing, and mounting materials.
  • Provide access and reference services to artifacts, assisting patrons in locating and handling materials.
  • Appraise, certify, and research origins and historical significance of artifacts, materials, and documentation.

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Pay by Experience Level for Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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