Archivists, curators, & museum technicians

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Total Workforce

54.1k

Average Age

43.5

Estimated Job Growth

13.2%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$46,643

Average Male Salary

$54,238

Average Female Salary

$42,037

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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 $46,643 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Archivists, curators, & museum technicians by wage are Computer control programmers & operators, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, and Tire builders.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Archivists, curators, & museum technicians are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Archivists, curators, & museum technicians are .

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 Religious organizations. Archivists, curators, & museum technicians are paid most in James City, York Counties, Williamsburg & Poquoson Cities PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$46,643

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,334

In 2017, Archivists, curators, & museum technicians earned an average of $46,643, $5,422 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Tire builders make somewhat more than Archivists, curators, & museum technicians while Computer control programmers & operators 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

0.352

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Archivists, curators, & museum technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.352, 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

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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Archivists, curators, & museum technicians, by average wage, are Religious organizations, Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries, and Executive offices & legislative bodies.

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Industries by Share

54.1k

2017 Workforce

± 5,710

6.79%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 14.2%

The number of people employed as Archivists, curators, & museum technicians has been growing at a rate of 6.79%, from 50,671 people in 2016 to 54,114 people in 2017.

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  61.1%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 12.4% and Libraries & archives with 4.68%.

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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 45.3 and of female Archivists, curators, & museum technicians is 42.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Archivists, curators, & museum technicians is White.

Gender Composition

20.4k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,509

33.7k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 4,506

62.3% 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

87% of Archivists, curators, & museum technicians are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 5.18% 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

45.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.51

42.5

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.1

The median age of Archivists, curators, & museum technicians is 43.5, and Male employees are generally 2.85 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 History.

Majors

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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 Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Archivists, curators, & museum technicians need more than the average amount of Programming, Management of Material Resources, and Management of Financial Resources.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Archivists, curators, & museum technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Archivists, curators, & museum technicians are expected to see a growth of 13.2% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

13.2%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Archivists, curators, & museum technicians. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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