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Highest Paying Cities for Museum Technicians and Conservators

The top 70 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 $66,160, Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa is the highest paying city for museum technicians and conservators. It is followed by Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia (average annual salary $62,880). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of museum technicians and conservators in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 70 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
$66,160
30
2 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$62,880
900
3 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$62,640
890
4 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$60,460
720
5 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$55,660
70
6 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$54,980
710
7 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$52,200
240
8 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$50,200
280
9 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$47,360
520
10 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$47,050
130
11 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$47,020
110
12 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$46,960
80
13 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$46,420
640
14 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$46,030
40
15 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$45,180
100
16 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$44,850
130
17 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$44,010
540
18 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$43,940
310
19 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$43,920
140
20 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$43,680
n/a
21 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$43,650
30
22 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$43,640
30
23 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$43,490
210
24 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$42,870
200
25 Wilmington, New Jersey
$42,770
60
26 Santa Fe, New Mexico
$42,710
30
27 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$42,690
120
28 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$42,560
100
29 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$42,390
n/a
30 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$41,900
50
31 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$40,700
40
32 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$40,510
400
33 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$40,410
130
34 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$39,900
80
35 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$39,680
50
36 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$39,630
90
37 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$39,400
610
38 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$39,350
610
39 Richmond, Virginia
$39,310
60
40 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$38,660
60
41 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$38,640
40
42 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$37,170
130
43 Worcester, Massachusetts
$37,120
40
44 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$36,910
50
45 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$36,690
70
46 Kansas City, Missouri
$36,670
230
47 Madison, Wisconsin
$35,910
30
48 St Louis, Missouri
$35,590
740
49 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$35,390
170
50 Dayton, Ohio
$35,310
90
51 Tucson, Arizona
$35,150
40
52 Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$34,970
40
53 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$34,470
40
54 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$33,460
40
55 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$33,260
70
56 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$33,210
80
57 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$32,270
60
58 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$31,520
50
59 Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$31,200
40
60 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$30,940
n/a
61 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$30,710
30
62 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$27,980
30
63 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$27,210
40
64 Memphis, Tennessee
$25,690
40
65 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$25,430
n/a
66 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$24,700
50
67 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$23,930
70
68 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$23,400
50
69 Tallahassee, Florida
$20,600
n/a
70 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$19,360
n/a
See also: Highest paying industries for museum technicians and conservators.