Archivist Salary

The average pay for an Archivist is $46,733 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$32,418 - $65,138
$32K
$48K
$65K
MEDIAN: $48,432
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50%
90%

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$10.11 - $26.00
$10
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.53
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$0$65K
Salary $32,418 - $65,138
Bonus $482.88 - $4,966
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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$29,397 - $63,839
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 240
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $10.11 - $26.00
Overtime $20.50 - $44.50
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $482.88 - $4,966
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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$29,397 - $63,839
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 93

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items such as documents, manuscripts, books, and artifacts, and are often employed by organizations which work with historical documents.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

Common Career Paths for Archivist


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Archivist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Archivist

Pay by Experience Level for Archivist

Pay by Experience for an Archivist has a positive trend. An entry-level Archivist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 205 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Archivist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 121 salaries. An experienced Archivist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 63 salaries. An Archivist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 25 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,044

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Key Stats for Archivist

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Archivist Salaries

▲20%

▲15%

▲8%

National Average
$45,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Archivist Salaries


Research Analysis
▲7%


National Average
$45,000

digitization
▼1%

Cataloging
▼2%



Adobe InDesign
▼11%

Microsoft Office
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 17%