The median annual wage of archivists was $45,200 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $25,480 and the top 10 percent earned more than $80,650.
The median annual wage of archivists in the federal government was $77,990 in May 2010.
Archivists in government agencies and corporations generally work full time during regular business hours. Those who manage historical record archives may only work part time.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition