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Archivists in California

Is California a good place for you to work as an Archivist?

$69,270 Median Salary
  • Archivists in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Archivists Work in California?

In 2018, there were 380 Archivists working in the state.

There were 480 Archivists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 100 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Archivists in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 95 Archivists working in it, which means California has more Archivists than average.

Archivists in CA vs. the Average State

What do Archivists Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Archivists ranged from $36,990 to $104,460 with $69,270 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.78 to $50.22. The median hourly rate was $33.3.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $26.72 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $6.58.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Archivists Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Archivists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Archivists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 160 $69,700
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 50 $73,510

Top States for Archivists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Archivists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 1,170 $50,780
Texas 460 $65,900
Maryland 430 $63,020
California 380 $69,270
Pennsylvania 250 $52,210
Ohio 230 $44,660
Massachusetts 230 $58,900
District of Columbia 220 $74,410
Illinois 170 $60,580
Missouri 160 $49,640
Michigan 160 $49,090
Georgia 150 $66,430
Virginia 150 $53,290
Washington 150 $53,180
Florida 130 $41,050
Utah 120 $29,210
North Carolina 110 $50,130
Indiana 110 $38,100
Tennessee 100 $35,100
Wisconsin 90 $48,020

Below are the states where Archivists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $74,410
California $69,270
Georgia $66,430
Texas $65,900
New Jersey $63,600
Maryland $63,020
Connecticut $62,820
Illinois $60,580
Massachusetts $58,900
Rhode Island $58,760

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