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Highest Paying Cities for Museum Technicians and Conservators

The top 100 highest paying cities for museum technicians and conservators (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of museum technicians and conservators in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $66,390, Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa is the highest paying city for museum technicians and conservators. It is followed by Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia (average annual salary $62,300). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of museum technicians and conservators in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Museum Technicians and Conservators

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$66,390
30
2 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$62,300
920
3 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$62,300
930
4 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$60,300
710
5 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$58,210
900
6 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$55,950
80
7 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$54,980
710
8 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$53,610
30
9 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$49,410
90
10 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$48,910
290
11 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$48,870
280
12 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$48,530
40
13 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$48,370
40
14 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$47,590
790
15 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$47,500
760
16 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$47,360
520
17 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$46,740
550
18 Bloomington, Indiana
$46,650
50
19 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$46,030
40
20 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$46,000
40
21 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$45,920
50
22 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$45,590
80
23 Gainesville, Florida
$45,580
30
24 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$45,370
110
25 Rochester, New York
$45,310
40
26 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$45,110
50
27 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$44,750
100
28 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$44,510
190
29 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$44,440
430
30 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$44,430
260
31 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$44,060
70
32 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$44,010
60
33 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$43,680
n/a
34 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$43,640
30
35 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$43,130
140
36 Wilmington, New Jersey
$42,770
60
37 Santa Fe, New Mexico
$42,710
30
38 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$42,670
140
39 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$42,390
n/a
40 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$42,380
130
41 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$42,070
40
42 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$41,630
80
43 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$41,300
70
44 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$41,130
50
45 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$40,830
120
46 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$40,580
80
47 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$40,330
60
48 Jacksonville, Florida
$39,670
n/a
49 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$39,480
200
50 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$39,470
60
51 Honolulu, Hawaii
$39,410
30
52 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$39,330
40
53 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$38,810
740
54 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$38,770
740
55 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$38,670
50
56 Flagstaff, Arizona
$38,520
30
57 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$38,410
200
58 Kansas City, Missouri
$38,330
210
59 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$37,960
120
60 Columbus, Ohio
$37,910
100
61 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$37,690
30
62 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$37,230
60
63 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$37,220
n/a
64 Worcester, Massachusetts
$37,120
40
65 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$37,020
70
66 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$36,910
50
67 St Louis, Missouri
$36,600
730
68 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$36,570
110
69 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$36,370
110
70 Urban Honolulu, USA
$36,280
70
71 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$36,190
50
72 Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$36,150
40
73 Dayton, Ohio
$36,000
90
74 Madison, Wisconsin
$35,910
30
75 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$35,830
40
76 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$35,470
70
77 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$35,400
70
78 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$35,390
170
79 Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$35,290
30
80 Amarillo, Texas
$35,130
30
81 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$35,120
80
82 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$35,050
100
83 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$35,010
30
84 Tucson, Arizona
$35,010
40
85 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$34,830
30
86 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$34,470
40
87 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$34,440
30
88 Richmond, Virginia
$34,150
80
89 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$34,110
30
90 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$33,460
40
91 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$33,230
n/a
92 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$33,200
30
93 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$32,880
60
94 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$31,520
50
95 Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$31,200
40
96 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$30,940
n/a
97 South Florida nonmetropolitan area, Florida
$30,890
30
98 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$30,710
30
99 Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area, South Dakota
$30,590
30
100 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$30,340
60
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