Highest Paying Industries for Librarians, Curators, and Archivists

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities36.1675200
Other Financial Investment Activities34.170930
Federal Executive Branch31.9766510
Federal government, including the US Postal Service31.9766510
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing31.7666050
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing31.6565830
Computer Systems Design and Related Services31.3265140
Other Support Services31.1964870
Finance and Insurance31.1864850
Legal Services31.0864650
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned30.8664190
Insurance Carriers30.864060
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities30.5763570
Manufacturing30.4363300
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers30.0962590
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories30.0962590
Amusement Parks and Arcades3062410
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences29.7461870
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services29.7461860
Management of Companies and Enterprises29.661560
Motion Picture and Video Industries29.5861530
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing29.3361000
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services29.2560850
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries29.1860700
Scientific Research and Development Services29.0760460
Office Administrative Services28.7459790
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services28.6459560
Engineering Services28.5359350
Cable and Other Subscription Programming28.2458730
Broadcasting (except Internet)27.8958010
Mining27.8557930
Oil and Gas Extraction27.8557930
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing27.6657520
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities26.855750
Ambulatory Health Care Services26.7555640
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned26.5955300
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations26.5555220
Junior colleges, Local government owned26.4555030
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned26.3154730
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)26.2154520
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned26.0254120
Real Estate25.9653990
Hospitals, Privately owned25.953870
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned25.8653780
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters25.7753590
Publishing Industries (except Internet)25.7353520
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.6253290
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)25.5953240
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.5653170
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.5653160
Offices of Physicians25.5553140
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers25.4852990
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods25.4552930
Educational Services, Local government owned25.452830
Educational Services, Privately owned25.452830
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned25.3252670
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)25.3252660
Performing Arts Companies25.2752550
Wholesale Trade25.2352470
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)25.2252460
Hospitals, State government owned25.2152440
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned25.1552310
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)25.0852160
Educational Services, State government owned24.9451880
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers24.9251830
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned24.8851750
State government, including schools and hospitals24.6951360
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned24.5751100
Lessors of Real Estate24.4250800
Grantmaking and Giving Services24.3450620
All industries, private ownership only24.3350610
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations24.2750490
Religious Organizations24.2750470
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)24.2550430
Transportation and Warehousing23.8849680
Retail Trade23.7949470
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned23.7549410
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals23.6949270
Individual and Family Services23.6649220
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions23.5949060
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation23.5649010
Civic and Social Organizations23.4848830
Social Advocacy Organizations23.3848620
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries23.2348320
All industries23.248260
Junior colleges, Privately owned2347850
Social Assistance2347840
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)2347830
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned22.9647760
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service22.8247470
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries22.7847380
Miscellaneous Store Retailers22.6847180
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services22.6547110
Junior colleges, State government owned22.5746940
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers22.4446670
Local government, including schools and hospitals22.2446250
Newspaper Publishers21.8845510
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned21.7745290
Educational Support Services, Local government owned21.6745080
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers21.6645060
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events21.6445010
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)21.6144960
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services21.3544410
Administrative and Support Services21.3544410
Hospitals, Local government owned21.1944070
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned21.1944070
Information21.1343940
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)21.1343940
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities21.0143700
Technical and trade schools, State government owned20.8643380
Other Information Services20.7943240
Educational Support Services, Privately owned20.743060
Federal, State, and Local Government20.6242900
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service20.6242900
Employment Services20.5642750
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services20.5142660
Depository Credit Intermediation19.8741330
Facilities Support Services19.8541300
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals19.8441260
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services19.4340400
Specialized Design Services17.8537120

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