An Archivist earns an average salary of $43,361 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Research Analysis is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Archivist Total Pay (?
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$31,565 - $63,938
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64K
MEDIAN: $43,361
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Archivist Total Pay (?
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$9.80 - $25.60
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,565 - $63,938  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,897  
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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$27,138 - $63,469  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 314
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.80 - $25.60  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,897  
   
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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$27,138 - $63,469  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 314
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Job Description for Archivist
  • Create and display exhibits virtually and in situ, ensuring educational merit and safety of artifacts.
  • Audit and conduct quality assurance of collections, including preservation and storage best practices.
  • Develop tools and workflows to collect, add metadata, and present artifacts, collections, and associated information.
  • Develop content for public-facing websites.
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Pay by Experience Level for Archivist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Washington
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Los Angeles
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New York
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National Average
$42,000
Atlanta
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Experience Affects Archivist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$42,000
Late-Career
up arrow 4%
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Archivist Salaries

Research Analysis
up arrow 15%
National Average
$42,000
Cataloging
up arrow 8%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 21%
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 71 votes.
Gender
Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 19%
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