Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician Salary

An Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician earns an average salary of $47,611 per year.

$31,284 - $59,736
$31K
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$60K
MEDIAN: $37,493
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$14.49 - $31.79
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$0$61K
Salary $31,284 - $59,736
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$30,944 - $61,277
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 20
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $14.49 - $31.79
Overtime $40.26
Annual Data $0$61K
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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$30,944 - $61,277
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

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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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Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician Tasks

  • Intake, compile, and catalogue records and artifacts, developing and/or updating archival database.
  • Write and present articles on artifacts, materials, and documents.
  • Manage archival exhibitions, collecting, preparing, and mounting materials.
  • Provide access and reference services to artifacts, assisting patrons in locating and handling materials.
  • Appraise, certify, and research origins and historical significance of artifacts, materials, and documentation.

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Pay by Experience Level for Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician

Pay by Experience for an Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 10 salaries. An Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲47%

Experienced
▲33%

Mid-Career
▲23%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 21%
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