The average pay for an Archivist is $44,768 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Metadata Management and Research Analysis. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$32,178 - $66,420
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MEDIAN: $44,768
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$10.31 - $26.10
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,178 - $66,420  
   
Bonus
$489.36 - $4,966  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$30,332 - $65,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 260
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.31 - $26.10  
   
Overtime
$20.18 - $34.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$489.36 - $4,966  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$30,332 - $65,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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items such as documents, manuscripts, books, and artifacts, and are often employed by organizations which work with historical documents.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

  • 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

National Average: $42,606

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Experience Affects Archivist Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 18%


National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Archivist Salaries


Research Analysis
up arrow 13%


digitization
up arrow 5%

Cataloging
up arrow 3%

National Average
$43,000

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 6%


Records Management
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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