Archivist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Archivist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
District of Columbia $78,460
Rhode Island $77,840
Maryland $77,400
Washington $69,180
Massachusetts $63,900
South Carolina $63,900
Alaska $62,050
Illinois $62,050
New York $62,050
Connecticut $61,240
New Jersey $60,590
California $60,000
Texas $59,860
North Carolina $59,280
Virginia $55,150
Georgia $54,720
Missouri $53,560
Wisconsin $52,230
Nevada $50,850
Maine $49,860
New Mexico $49,860
Delaware $49,800
Louisiana $49,510
Ohio $49,120
Michigan $48,880
Arizona $48,740
Oregon $48,520
Colorado $48,110
Pennsylvania $47,930
Arkansas $47,800
Alabama $47,790
Indiana $47,580
Tennessee $47,420
Florida $47,410
Utah $47,230
Vermont $46,940
Oklahoma $45,180
Kentucky $44,710
Minnesota $44,570
Hawaii $43,230
Iowa $37,540
Montana $36,570
Puerto Rico $28,860
Kansas $23,960

How do archivist salaries compare to similar careers?

Archivists earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than urban planners but more than humanitarians.

Career Median Salary
Urban planner salary $78K
Historian salary $64K
Archaeologist salary $62K
Anthropologist salary $62K
Curator salary $60K
Archivist salary $60K
Museum conservator salary $48K
Embalmer salary $48K
Humanitarian salary $38K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)