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Is District of Columbia a good place for you to work as an Archivist?

4.8% Jobs Projection
$74,410 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Archivists in District of Columbia are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Archivists in District of Columbia is growing slower than average.

  • Archivists in District of Columbia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Archivists Work in District of Columbia?

In 2018, there were 220 Archivists working in the state.

There were 200 Archivists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Archivists in DC Employment Trend

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

Archivists in DC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for District of Columbia

Jobs for Archivists in this state are growing at a rate of 4.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.7%.

Job Projections for Archivists: Nation vs. DC

District of Columbia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 20 annual job openings, and a total of 220 jobs for District of Columbia Archivists in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 800 annual jobs and 7,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Archivists Make in District of Columbia?

In 2018 wages for Archivists ranged from $47,570 to $106,010 with $74,410 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $22.87 to $50.97. The median hourly rate was $35.77.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $34.43 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.34.

The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Archivists Earnings: DC vs. National Average

Top District of Columbia Metros for Archivists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 540 $70,740

Top States for Archivists Employment

View the list below to see 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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Occupation DC Employment Total
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