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Archives Technician - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Archives Technician"

How much does an Archives Technician in the federal government get paid? $58,819.27* *Based on the 2021 average.

Archives Technician was the 144th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 1,305 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the National Archives and Records Administration hired the most employees titled Archives Technician, with an average salary of $58,870.

Government Archives Technician jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Archives Technician job is GS-4, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This occupation includes positions which involve nonprofessional and technical work in accessioning, arranging, describing, preserving, using, and disposing of archives, non-current records, and related material kept in record and manuscript depositories. This work requires the application of a practical or technical knowledge of archival methods, procedures, and techniques, and in some assignments a knowledge of the administrative history of specific Federal organizations, past or present. The work does not require full professional preparation in archival science, or the application of a full professional knowledge of the history of the United States. This standard supersedes the classification material for the archives Assistant Series, GS-1421, published September 1955.

Agencies that have hired an Archives Technician

Archives Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Archives Technician is $58,819.27. The highest paid Archives Technician made $196,158 in 2021.

Common Archives Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Archives Technician Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,303
ZS - Administrative Support 1
ES - Senior Executive Service 1

Starting Paygrade: $28,921.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $152,771.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Administrative and Management
Occupation Family: 1400 LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade

GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Archives Technician jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-4 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Medical Instrument TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Criminal InvestigationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Language ClericalClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Hydrologic TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Tax SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Archives Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for an Archives Technician was $37,671. Since then, the average pay has increased to $58,819 in 2021.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1421.

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