Archivists

5.2/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
37%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
8.9%
by 2031
WAGES
$60,050
or $28.87 hourly
VOLUME
6,120
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 37% (Start worrying)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Archivists' job openings is expected to rise 8.9% by 2031
'Archivists' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Archivists' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Archivists' was $60,050, or $28.87 hourly
'Archivists' are paid 31.2% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as archivists?

As of 2021 there were 6,120 people employed as Archivists within the United States.
This represents around 0.004% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 23 thousand people are employed as Archivists.

Job description

Appraise, edit, and direct safekeeping of permanent records and historically valuable documents. Participate in research activities based on archival materials.

SOC Code: 25-4011.00

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Comments

Saddam (Highly likely) says
I am a History Graduate, my job was supposed to be checking records and keeping them in good shape in both paper and non paper. but everything is changed to electronic and digital for a long time. You just need to digitalize everything and store it. No need to have an Archivist. Save lots of money and when you need something you can use search engine.
Oct 16, 2019 at 01:44 PM
Maria says
You have a very mechanical view of the work of an archivist. Scanning all? And who will pay for the preservation costs?
Mar 13, 2021 at 07:04 PM

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