Archivist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Archivist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
District of Columbia $74,410
California $69,270
Maryland $63,020
New Jersey $63,600
Texas $65,900
Georgia $66,430
Massachusetts $58,900
Illinois $60,580
Connecticut $62,820
Rhode Island $58,760
Arkansas $46,750
Washington $53,180
New York $50,780
Virginia $53,290
Pennsylvania $52,210
Michigan $49,090
North Carolina $50,130
Missouri $49,640
Colorado $42,500
Alabama $45,350
Wisconsin $48,020
Minnesota $41,570
Ohio $44,660
Vermont $46,940
Maine $45,330
New Mexico $45,850
Florida $41,050
Delaware $43,360
Louisiana $44,060
Kentucky $44,710
Arizona $40,700
Oregon $39,750
Kansas $36,310
South Carolina $39,170
Oklahoma $41,080
Indiana $38,100
Montana $36,570
Tennessee $35,100
Utah $29,210
Puerto Rico $26,180

How do archivist salaries compare to similar careers?

Archivists earn 13% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than scientists but more than curators.

Career Median Salary
Scientist salary $38K
Embalmer salary $44K
Museum conservator salary $33K
Historian salary $36K
Humanitarian salary $30K
Archivist salary $34K
Curator salary $33K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)