Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician Salary (United States)

An Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician earns an average salary of $37,489 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician Total Pay (?
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$28,073 - $58,930
(Median)
28K
37K
48K
59K
MEDIAN: $37,489
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Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician Total Pay (?
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$10.07 - $27.76
(Median)
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28
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,073 - $58,930  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,949  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,214 - $59,025  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $27.76  
   
Overtime
$15.26 - $41.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,949  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$24,214 - $59,025  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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Pay by Experience Level for Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician

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Pay Difference By Location

Washington
up arrow 29%
New York
up arrow 20%
National Average
$36,000
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Experience Affects Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%
Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$36,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

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Gender

Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 19%
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