Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for an Archivist is $49,994
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Archivists?
An entry-level Archivist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,012 based on 15 salaries. An early career Archivist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,644 based on 233 salaries. A mid-career Archivist …Read more
What Do Archivists Do?
Archivists organize items such as documents, manuscripts, books, and artifacts, and are often employed by organizations which work with historical documents.
The archivist may have to take note of the conditions of various items and put them in storage systems to prevent damage or decay. Writing and typing skills are important, as he/she is expected to create descriptions of archived items. Computer skills are also necessary, as there will often be some sort of database of all cataloged …Read more
- 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.