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How much does an Archivist make in the United States?

Average Archivist Hourly Wage in the United States

Archivists earn a median hourly wage of $24.28. Hourly wages typically start from $14.51 and go up to $42.39.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Archivist Yearly Salary in the United States

Archivists earn a median salary of $50,500 per year. Salaries typically start from $30,180 and go up to $88,160.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

39%
Full-Time
61%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.0
SCORE
151
RATINGS
Archivists average a score of 3.0 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Archivists in the 42th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Archivist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Archivist Earnings

The highest earning Archivists in the United States earn:

$42.39
an hour
$88,160
per year
Senior Archivist Earnings

Senior Archivists in the United States earn:

$32.01
an hour
$66,590
per year
Experienced Archivist Earnings

Experienced Archivists in the United States earn:

$24.28
an hour
$50,500
per year
Junior Archivist Earnings

Junior Archivists in the United States earn:

$18.34
an hour
$38,150
per year
Starting Archivist Earnings

Starting Archivists in the United States earn:

$14.51
an hour
$30,180
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Archivist salary comparison

Archivists earn less than 88% percent of Science careers. Archivist salaries are in the top 59% of all careers in the United States.

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Forensic Science Technician Salary $56k
Archivist Salary $50k
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Source:

Historical salary for Archivists in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Archivist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Archivist Salary in Washington $27.19 $56,550 # 1
Archivist Salary in Virginia $24.79 $51,570 # 2
Archivist Salary in Vermont $23.38 $48,620 # 3
Archivist Salary in Wisconsin $21.40 $44,510 # 4
Archivist Salary in Tennessee $18.31 $38,090 # 5
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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