Information About Archivists

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Training

Archivists need master's degree.

Degrees for Archivists
Training for Archivists
Percent
Less than High School 1.2
High School 5.9
Some College 9.5
Associates Degree 3.8
Bachelors Degree 31.7
Masters Degree 38.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 9.7

Employment

Represents about 6,000 people in the United States- 1.7% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 0 more archivists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 2,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, archivists make $24.11 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Archivists $12.90 $17.30 $22.40 $29.10 $38.90
Education, training, and library occupations $9.99 $14.70 $22.10 $30.60 $41.10
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, archivists make $50,140 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Archivists $27,020 $36,030 $46,750 $60,580 $81,100
Education, training, and library occupations $20,780 $30,630 $46,060 $63,740 $85,510
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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