2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
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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- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
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.
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.
|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
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|
|Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions||$47990||$23.07|
|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|