Recruiting a Professional Archivist Including Pay Scales

Professional archivists have the knowledge and skills to set up a company archive, exploit it, and establish modern records management programmes. They are qualified to post-graduate degree level, are professionally registered, and can be recruited in the national press or through professional publications such as that of the Archives and Records Association.

The Archives and Records Association keeps a list of consultant archivists who can be hired. For further information please visit

Information about the postgraduate courses can be found on the following universities’ websites.







Indicative Pay scales

The cost of hiring professionals varies according to the complexity of the archive and the experience of the individual. The Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland) salary recommendations can be found on the following website: