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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

2.9
SCORE
146
RATINGS
Archivists average a score of 2.9 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Archivists in the 43th 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 bottom 53% 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 District of Columbia $35.99 $74,850 # 1
Archivist Salary in Maryland $30.03 $62,470 # 2
Archivist Salary in Connecticut $33.33 $69,320 # 3
Archivist Salary in Rhode Island $30.51 $63,470 # 4
Archivist Salary in Washington $27.19 $56,550 # 5
Archivist Salary in Massachusetts $25.78 $53,620 # 6
Archivist Salary in Illinois $27.57 $57,350 # 7
Archivist Salary in New Jersey $27.43 $57,050 # 8
Archivist Salary in Colorado $24.73 $51,440 # 9
Archivist Salary in California $24.13 $50,190 # 10
Archivist Salary in Georgia $22.92 $47,680 # 11
Archivist Salary in Virginia $24.79 $51,570 # 12
Archivist Salary in Alabama $26.55 $55,220 # 13
Archivist Salary in New York $23.84 $49,590 # 14
Archivist Salary in Michigan $25.24 $52,510 # 15
Archivist Salary in Arkansas $22.00 $45,760 # 16
Archivist Salary in Missouri $22.68 $47,180 # 17
Archivist Salary in Nevada $24.45 $50,850 # 18
Archivist Salary in Florida $24.24 $50,430 # 19
Archivist Salary in North Carolina $23.61 $49,100 # 20
Archivist Salary in Vermont $23.38 $48,620 # 21
Archivist Salary in Louisiana $23.02 $47,880 # 22
Archivist Salary in Oregon $22.29 $46,370 # 23
Archivist Salary in Indiana $21.97 $45,690 # 24
Archivist Salary in New Mexico $21.96 $45,680 # 25
Archivist Salary in Kansas $14.82 $30,830 # 26
Archivist Salary in Delaware $20.08 $41,760 # 27
Archivist Salary in Arizona $21.43 $44,570 # 28
Archivist Salary in Wisconsin $21.40 $44,510 # 29
Archivist Salary in Minnesota $18.06 $37,570 # 30
Archivist Salary in Oklahoma $20.94 $43,550 # 31
Archivist Salary in Pennsylvania $20.46 $42,560 # 32
Archivist Salary in Ohio $19.23 $40,000 # 33
Archivist Salary in South Carolina $18.47 $38,410 # 34
Archivist Salary in Tennessee $18.31 $38,090 # 35
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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