How Much Do Museum and Art Technicians Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Museum Technicians and Conservators

Museum Technicians and Conservators restore, maintain, or prepare objects in museum collections for storage, research, or exhibit. May work with specimens such as fossils, skeletal parts, or botanicals; or artifacts, textiles, or art. May identify and record objects or install and arrange them in exhibits. Includes book or document conservators.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$49990 per year
Hourly wage
$24 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$27,730 to $34,910 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$13 to $17 per hour

Entry-level Museum Technicians and Conservators with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $27,730 to $34,910 per year or $13 to $17 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Museum Technicians and Conservators to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $38 $79,590
Senior (Top 25%) $29 $60,830
Middle (Mid 50%) $22 $45,710
Junior (Bottom 25%) $17 $34,910
No experience (Bottom 10%) $13 $27,730

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $36 $73,860
MD $34 $70,930
NY $30 $62,230
CT $30 $61,770
MA $29 $61,320
NJ $26 $55,090
IA $25 $52,160
CA $25 $52,130
WA $24 $49,550
IL $24 $49,510

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Museum Technician and Conservator is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Museum and Art Technicians are in the states of DC, MD, NY, CT and MA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Federal Executive Branch $60310 $29.00
Other Information Services $58910 $28.32
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $55950 $26.90
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $52160 $25.08
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers $50770 $24.41
Junior Colleges $49000 $23.56
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions $47990 $23.07
State Government $44280 $21.29
Local Government $42010 $20.20
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events $38640 $18.58
Civic and Social Organizations $38330 $18.43
Grantmaking and Giving Services $33240 $15.98
Social Advocacy Organizations $30120 $14.48

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