Archivist Salary (United States)

An Archivist earns an average salary of $44,736 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 noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Archivist Total Pay (?
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$32,951 - $66,587
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MEDIAN: $44,736
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Archivist Total Pay (?
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$10.20 - $33.54
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,951 - $66,587  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,447  
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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$29,311 - $67,138  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 311
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $33.54  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $27.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,447  
   
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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$29,311 - $67,138  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 311
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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

Boston
up arrow 32%
Washington
up arrow 30%
Seattle
up arrow 19%
Los Angeles
up arrow 4%
New York
up arrow 1%
National Average
$42,000
Atlanta
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Experience Affects Archivist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
Late-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$42,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Archivist Salaries

Research Analysis
up arrow 13%
National Average
$42,000
Cataloging
up arrow 4%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 18%
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