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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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National estimates for Archivists
Industry profile for Archivists
Geographic profile for Archivists

National estimates for Archivists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Archivists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,550 6.8 % $ 29.43 $ 61,210 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Archivists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.95 $ 20.60 $ 27.29 $ 36.09 $ 47.59
Annual Wage (2) $ 33,180 $ 42,840 $ 56,760 $ 75,070 $ 98,990


Industry profile for Archivists:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Archivists are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Archivists, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Archivists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,350 0.04 $ 30.22 $ 62,860
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 850 0.59 $ 23.91 $ 49,740
Other Information Services 650 0.19 $ 28.34 $ 58,940
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 630 0.03 $ 25.49 $ 53,030
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 570 0.01 $ 28.73 $ 59,760

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Archivists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 850 0.59 $ 23.91 $ 49,740
Other Information Services 650 0.19 $ 28.34 $ 58,940
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 50 0.11 $ 32.12 $ 66,800
Civic and Social Organizations 180 0.06 $ 21.02 $ 43,710
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,350 0.04 $ 30.22 $ 62,860

Top paying industries for Archivists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 460 0.02 $ 45.91 $ 95,490
Radio and Television Broadcasting (8) (8) $ 35.35 $ 73,530
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $ 33.94 $ 70,590
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 (7) $ 33.55 $ 69,790
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 30 0.01 $ 32.69 $ 68,000


Geographic profile for Archivists:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Archivists are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Archivists, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Archivists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 740 0.04 0.95 $ 34.71 $ 72,200
New York 560 0.06 1.36 $ 31.98 $ 66,530
New Jersey 410 0.11 2.32 $ 24.69 $ 51,350
Maryland 360 0.14 3.02 $ 34.42 $ 71,590
South Carolina 330 0.16 3.48 $ 30.82 $ 64,100




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Archivists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 130 0.19 4.14 $ 42.65 $ 88,710
South Carolina 330 0.16 3.48 $ 30.82 $ 64,100
Maryland 360 0.14 3.02 $ 34.42 $ 71,590
Rhode Island 60 0.14 2.99 $ 27.81 $ 57,850
New Jersey 410 0.11 2.32 $ 24.69 $ 51,350




Top paying states for Archivists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 130 0.19 4.14 $ 42.65 $ 88,710
Massachusetts 250 0.08 1.60 $ 35.30 $ 73,420
California 740 0.04 0.95 $ 34.71 $ 72,200
Maryland 360 0.14 3.02 $ 34.42 $ 71,590
Alaska 30 0.10 2.23 $ 33.74 $ 70,170





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Archivists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 820 0.09 1.97 $ 28.98 $ 60,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 440 0.07 1.59 $ 30.33 $ 63,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 420 0.14 2.95 $ 37.62 $ 78,260
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 200 0.08 1.60 $ 35.94 $ 74,760
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 160 0.06 1.33 $ 32.93 $ 68,490
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 140 0.07 1.57 $ 33.10 $ 68,840
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 130 0.05 1.04 $ 30.65 $ 63,740
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 130 0.10 2.16 $ 30.01 $ 62,430
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 130 0.03 0.61 $ 32.12 $ 66,820
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 70 0.04 0.80 $ 17.44 $ 36,280




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Archivists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montgomery, AL 50 0.33 6.95 $ 27.74 $ 57,710
Madison, WI 60 0.16 3.50 $ 25.17 $ 52,350
Ann Arbor, MI 30 0.15 3.17 $ 37.28 $ 77,540
Trenton, NJ 30 0.15 3.13 $ 31.80 $ 66,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 420 0.14 2.95 $ 37.62 $ 78,260
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 60 0.12 2.50 $ 27.81 $ 57,850
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 130 0.10 2.16 $ 30.01 $ 62,430
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 30 0.10 2.15 $ 32.03 $ 66,620
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 820 0.09 1.97 $ 28.98 $ 60,270
Oklahoma City, OK 50 0.09 1.84 $ 20.13 $ 41,860




Top paying metropolitan areas for Archivists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 60 0.03 0.55 $ 44.93 $ 93,450
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 43.45 $ 90,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 420 0.14 2.95 $ 37.62 $ 78,260
Ann Arbor, MI 30 0.15 3.17 $ 37.28 $ 77,540
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 200 0.08 1.60 $ 35.94 $ 74,760
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (8) (8) (8) $ 34.15 $ 71,030
St. Louis, MO-IL 30 0.02 0.51 $ 33.19 $ 69,030
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 140 0.07 1.57 $ 33.10 $ 68,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 160 0.06 1.33 $ 32.93 $ 68,490
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC (8) (8) (8) $ 32.81 $ 68,240

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Archivists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.09 1.93 $ 12.84 $ 26,700

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Archivists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.09 1.93 $ 12.84 $ 26,700

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Archivists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.09 1.93 $ 12.84 $ 26,700


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021