Archivist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Archivist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
District of Columbia $74,850
Maryland $62,470
Connecticut $69,320
Rhode Island $63,470
Washington $56,550
Massachusetts $53,620
Illinois $57,350
New Jersey $57,050
Colorado $51,440
California $50,190
Georgia $47,680
Virginia $51,570
Alabama $55,220
New York $49,590
Michigan $52,510
Arkansas $45,760
Missouri $47,180
Nevada $50,850
Florida $50,430
North Carolina $49,100
Vermont $48,620
Louisiana $47,880
Oregon $46,370
Indiana $45,690
New Mexico $45,680
Kansas $30,830
Delaware $41,760
Arizona $44,570
Wisconsin $44,510
Minnesota $37,570
Oklahoma $43,550
Pennsylvania $42,560
Ohio $40,000
South Carolina $38,410
Tennessee $38,090
Puerto Rico $23,650

How do archivist salaries compare to similar careers?

Archivists earn 10% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than scientists but more than curators.

Career Median Salary
Scientist salary $46K
Embalmer salary $43K
Museum conservator salary $41K
Historian salary $36K
Humanitarian salary $30K
Archivist salary $35K
Curator salary $34K