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Archivists in Illinois

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

10.3% Jobs Projection
$60,580 Median Salary
40 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Archivists in Illinois is growing faster than average.

  • Archivists in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Archivists Work in Illinois?

In 2018, there were 170 Archivists working in the state.

There were 250 Archivists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 80 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Archivists in this state are growing at a rate of 10.3% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.7%.


Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 40 annual Archivists job openings in Illinois, and 320 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Archivists Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Archivists ranged from $43,200 to $89,170 with $60,580 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.77 to $42.87. The median hourly rate was $29.13.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $28.38 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.75.

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


Top Illinois Metros for Archivists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 120 $61,040
St. Louis, MO-IL 60 $51,540

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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