WArS/SAA Salary Survey Report

The Women Archivists Section Salary Survey, created by the Women Archivists Section (WArS) of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and funded by the SAA, inventories salary, employment, and leadership in the archives profession. The survey was developed in response to member interest in salary data about the archives profession and, in particular, in data about women archivists across intersectional identities. While the survey gathered data that gives context to employment in the archives profession by gender, it also sought to gather data on how identities such as age, race/ethnicity, sexual identity, and socioeconomic status interact to affect outcomes on salary, employment, leadership, and professional advancement in the field.


Survey responses were collected from April 17, 2017 to May 17, 2017. After the survey was closed Jodi Reeves Eyre and Robin Israel of Eyre & Israel, LLC, were hired to assist with initial data analysis of the employment survey in collaboration with WArS co-chairs Stacie Williams and Bethany Anderson and the WArS steering committee. This report summarizes demographic information revealed through the survey and the initial analysis of the survey data. This initial analysis explores how identities affect several aspects of employment within the archives field.

The raw data collected from the survey will become available when access and use policies are finalized. Our priority is protecting the privacy of our respondents.

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