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Highest Paying Industries for Museum Technicians and Conservators

The top 29 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $48,740, colleges, universities, and professional schools - privately owned is the highest paying industry for museum technicians and conservators. It is followed by educational services - privately owned industry (average annual salary $48,740). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of museum technicians and conservators in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 29 Highest Paying Industries for Museum Technicians and Conservators

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$48,740
430
2 Educational Services - Privately owned
$48,740
440
3 Federal government, including USPS
$48,600
1,900
4 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$48,600
1,900
5 Other Information Services
$45,940
80
6 Information
$43,090
90
7 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$42,630
3,190
8 Federal, State, and Local Government
$42,630
3,190
9 Transportation and Warehousing
$42,480
n/a
10 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$42,320
360
11 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$41,940
130
12 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$41,940
130
13 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$41,790
3,810
14 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$41,670
310
15 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$41,570
970
16 Educational Services
$41,340
1,050
17 Civic and Social Organizations
$39,990
90
18 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$38,570
60
19 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$38,330
60
20 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$38,050
5,030
21 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$37,820
4,660
22 Educational Services - State government owned
$37,340
550
23 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$37,310
540
24 Educational Services - Local government owned
$37,230
60
25 State government, including schools and hospitals
$35,780
1,180
26 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$34,230
740
27 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$34,160
640
28 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$33,960
660
29 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$33,300
160
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