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14.3% Jobs Projection
$53,180 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Archivists Work in Washington?

There were approximately 150 workers employed as Archivists in this state in 2018.

There were 160 Archivists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Archivists in this state are growing at a rate of 14.3% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.7%.


Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 20 annual job openings, and 160 total jobs in 2026 for Archivists in this state.

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

What do Archivists Make in Washington?

In 2018 wages for Archivists ranged from $34,400 to $88,120 with $53,180 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.54 to $42.37. The median hourly rate was $25.57.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $24.87 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.70.

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


Top Washington Metros for Archivists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 70 $50,660
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 30 $51,220

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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