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Archivist Salary

$59,261 (USD)

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Last updated: May 27, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Archivist is $59,261 a year and $28 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Archivist is between $42,985 and $72,827. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for an Archivist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Assesses and edits permanent records and historically-valuable documents, participates in research activities based on archival materials, and controls safekeeping of archival documents and materials.
  • Assesses documents, such as government records, minutes of corporate board meetings, letters from famous people, and charters of nonprofit foundations, by ascertaining date of writing, author, or original recipient of letter, to appraise value to posterity or to employing organization.
  • Leads activities of workers engaged in cataloging and safekeeping of valuable materials, and directs disposition of worthless materials.
Archivist Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Archivists

Job family population: 6,080

Estimated population of Archivist jobs: 236

Rate of error: 6.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Archivist Job Listings for United States

Mar 21
Fort Belvoir, VA, USA
As the Library Archivist you will support the curriculum of our government client in Ft. Belvoir, VA and the research, consulting, and professional development of its staff, faculty, and students by ...
Senior Archivist Records Manager
Apr 25
Springfield, VA, USA
Advanced Concepts and Technologies International
Job Title: Senior IT & Reccords Consultant Job Location: Springfield, VA Security Clearance: CBP Suitability Management activity shall include both overall and task level project management to ...
Bentson Assistant Curator/Archivist
Apr 27
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Walker Art Center
The Walker Art Center is seeking a qualified and capable Bentson Assistant Curator/Archivist . This individual will create programming for Walker's Cinema and Mediatheque that focus on contemporary ...
Research Services Archivist
May 23
University Park, PA, USA
Pennsylvania State University
Research Services Archivist The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks applications for a Research Services Archivist to serve in a one-year non-tenure track faculty position. We seek a ...
Electronics Records Manager-ERM-TS/SCI with Poly
May 10
Springfield, United States
Implements and maintains processes to effect the transfer of electronic records to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); * Participates in Intelligence Community (IC), Government ...
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