Museum Technician and Conservators Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for museum technicians and conservators in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of museum technicians and conservators among California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Museum Technicians and Conservators in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,990
25th Percentile Wage
$30,380
50th Percentile Wage
$44,980
75th Percentile Wage
$58,740
90th Percentile Wage
$74,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for museum technicians and conservators in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $74,260. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,990.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of museum technicians and conservators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$44,980
5.00% 4.78%
2016
$42,730
-4.68% -
2015
$44,730
5.30% -
2014
$42,360
-4.01% -
2013
$44,060
2.79% -
2012
$42,830
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Museum Technicians and Conservators in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of museum technicians and conservators in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of museum technicians and conservators in state of California ranges from $29,070 to $49,410. The highest paying area for museum technicians and conservators in California is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward with a median annual salary of $49,410. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale (mean annual salary $47,500). The lowest paying area is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $29,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$49,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$47,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$47,360
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$46,740
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$44,440
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$44,060
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$44,010
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$37,230
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$36,190
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$35,120
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$29,070




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