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Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician Salary

An Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician earns an average salary of $38,074 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$28,314 - $60,621
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$28K
$38K
$61K
MEDIAN: $38,073
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$10.22 - $25.53
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$26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,314 - $60,621  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,036  
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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$24,786 - $60,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.22 - $25.53  
   
Overtime
$9.00 - $46.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,036  
   
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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$24,786 - $60,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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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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 40%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 22%