Average Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician Salary

$43,616
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$2,000
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The average salary for an Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician is $43,616.
10%
$32k
MEDIAN
$44k
90%
$71k
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$32k - $71k
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$600 - $3k
Total Pay
$30k - $66k

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Job Description for Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician

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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Popular Skills for Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician

Skills in Project Management and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Management, Collection Development and Cataloging.

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

An early career Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $37,340 based on 32 salaries. A mid-career Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,696 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Archivist, Curator, or Museum Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 11 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,039.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 73 survey responses.
Early Career
43.8%
Mid Career
30.1%
Experienced
15.1%
Late Career
11.0%