Archivists, curators, & museum technicians

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Total Workforce

52.3k

Average Age

44.6

Average Salary

$54,313

Average Male Salary

$59,899

Average Female Salary

$50,944

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Archivists, curators, & museum technicians are most often employed by the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions industry. The average yearly wage for Archivists, curators, & museum technicians was $54,313 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Archivists, curators, & museum technicians by wage are Surface mining machine operators and earth drillers, Telecommunications line installers & repairers, and Structural iron & steel workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Archivists, curators, & museum technicians are Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY, Columbia & Greene Counties PUMA, NY, and Arlington County (South) PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Archivists, curators, & museum technicians are Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY, Columbia & Greene Counties PUMA, NY, and Arlington County (South) PUMA, VA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Archivists, curators, & museum technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions is the industry that employs the most Archivists, curators, & museum technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Archivists, curators, & museum technicians, by average wage, is Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions. Archivists, curators, & museum technicians are paid most in James City, York Counties, Williamsburg & Poquoson Cities PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$54,313

AVERAGE SALARY

± $6,870

In 2018, Archivists, curators, & museum technicians earned an average of $54,313, $424 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Telecommunications line installers & repairers make somewhat more than Archivists, curators, & museum technicians while Surface mining machine operators and earth drillers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Archivists, curators, & museum technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.455

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Archivists, curators, & museum technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.455, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Archivists, curators, & museum technicians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Archivists, curators, & museum technicians.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Archivists, curators, & museum technicians

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Archivists, curators, & museum technicians.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Archivists, curators, & museum technicians, by number of employees, are Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Libraries & archives.

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Industries by Share

52.3k

2018 Workforce

± 5,611

-3.43%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 15.6%

The number of people employed as Archivists, curators, & museum technicians has been declining at a rate of -3.43%, from 54,114 people in 2017 to 52,257 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Archivists, curators, & museum technicians employed by various industries. Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions employs the largest share of Archivists, curators, & museum technicians at  68.6%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 11% and Libraries & archives with 3.41%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Archivists, curators, & museum technicians in the US. The average age of male Archivists, curators, & museum technicians in the workforce is 46.5 and of female Archivists, curators, & museum technicians is 43.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Archivists, curators, & museum technicians is White.

Gender Composition

19.7k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,442

32.6k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 4,432

62.4% of Archivists, curators, & museum technicians are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Archivists, curators, & museum technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Archivists, curators, & museum technicians

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

89.6% of Archivists, curators, & museum technicians are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 3.55% of Archivists, curators, & museum technicians, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Archivists, curators, & museum technicians.

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Age by Gender

46.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.72

43.4

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.13

The median age of Archivists, curators, & museum technicians is 44.6, and Male employees are generally 3.14 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Archivists, curators, & museum technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Archivists, curators, & museum technicians is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Archivists, curators, & museum technicians hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Archivists, curators, & museum technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Archivists, curators, & museum technicians need many skills, but most especially Writing and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Archivists, curators, & museum technicians need more than the average amount of Management of Material Resources, Management of Financial Resources, and Technology Design.

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