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.
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
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|National Archives and Records Administration||1,267||$58,870.40|
|National Park Service||12||$56,913.42|
|Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust)||10||$65,612.60|
|Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service||3||$45,416.67|
|Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance||1||$56,034.00|
|Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement||1||$66,573.00|
|U.S. Coast Guard||1||$74,408.00|
|Customs and Border Protection||1||$0.00|
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||1||$70,775.00|
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 Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Criminal Investigation||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Language Clerical||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Hydrologic Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Tax Specialist||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-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.
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