An Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician earns an average salary of $43,106 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$23,490 - $59,209
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$23K
$43K
$59K
MEDIAN: $43,105
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$10.44 - $31.56
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,490 - $59,209  
   
Total Pay (?
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$23,154 - $59,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.44 - $31.56  
   
Overtime
$21.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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$23,154 - $59,686  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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

  • 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.
  • Manage archival exhibitions, collecting, preparing, and mounting materials.
  • Intake, compile, and catalogue records and artifacts, developing and/or updating archival database.
  • Write and present articles on artifacts, materials, and documents.

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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.

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Experience Affects Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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