The average pay for an Archivist is $45,598 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Research Analysis and Metadata Management. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$32,778 - $66,829
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$46K
$67K
MEDIAN: $45,598
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$10.31 - $25.98
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MEDIAN: $18.33
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,778 - $66,829  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $4,949  
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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$30,515 - $66,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 259
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.31 - $25.98  
   
Overtime
$20.28 - $34.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$493.16 - $4,949  
   
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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$30,515 - $66,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 94

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Job Description for Archivist

Archivists organize items such as documents, manuscripts, books, and artifacts, and are often employed by organizations which work with historical documents.

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Archivist Tasks

  • Develop tools and workflows to collect, add metadata, and present artifacts, collections, and associated information.
  • Develop content for public-facing websites.
  • 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.

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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

National Average: $43,095

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Key Stats for Archivist

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
048
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Archivist Salaries




National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Archivist Salaries

Research Analysis
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digitization
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National Average
$43,000



Adobe InDesign
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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