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Highest Paying States for Museum Technicians and Conservators

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $66,520, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for museum technicians and conservators. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $55,600). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Museum Technicians and Conservators

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$66,520
$41,790 440
2 New York
$55,600
$26,860 1,110
3 Maryland
$53,930
$32,440 460
4 Rhode Island
$53,610
$32,470 30
5 Connecticut
$51,480
$27,810 220
6 Massachusetts
$46,980
$25,470 390
7 New Jersey
$46,760
$30,970 40
8 California
$44,980
$24,990 1,790
9 Alaska
$41,750
$28,750 70
10 New Hampshire
$41,520
$25,790 40
11 Georgia
$41,350
$23,880 170
12 Washington
$40,550
$25,790 210
13 Iowa
$40,380
$24,290 90
14 New Mexico
$40,260
$27,400 70
15 Oregon
$39,850
$30,880 120
16 Florida
$39,520
$26,980 330
17 Virginia
$39,120
$26,190 390
18 Texas
$39,000
$21,460 540
19 Kentucky
$38,940
$21,960 70
20 Tennessee
$38,850
$28,210 150
21 Illinois
$38,720
$22,410 900
22 Colorado
$38,300
$26,880 280
23 Arizona
$38,230
$27,830 140
24 Alabama
$37,930
$27,460 80
25 Maine
$37,820
$27,620 80
26 Pennsylvania
$37,720
$19,800 480
27 Missouri
$37,460
$29,540 890
28 Nevada
$36,320
$29,340 140
29 Minnesota
$36,290
$20,110 230
30 Hawaii
$36,240
$26,460 70
31 North Carolina
$36,090
$22,800 320
32 Wyoming
$36,080
$23,630 80
33 Ohio
$35,180
$19,420 430
34 Vermont
$34,780
$20,170 40
35 Delaware
$34,430
$29,050 80
36 Kansas
$34,420
$18,430 150
37 Wisconsin
$33,720
$25,710 90
38 Michigan
$33,410
$21,020 270
39 Indiana
$32,180
$23,620 170
40 South Carolina
$31,770
$17,460 80
41 West Virginia
$31,740
$17,970 110
42 Nebraska
$31,730
$20,510 110
43 Idaho
$31,320
$24,490 30
44 Utah
$30,860
$18,560 40
45 Oklahoma
$30,360
$22,150 90
46 South Dakota
$29,080
$21,270 90
47 Arkansas
$28,070
$19,860 70
48 Puerto Rico
$23,320
$16,940 30
49 Louisiana
$20,690
$16,060 170
50 Montana
$19,970
$17,940 70
See also: Highest paying industries for museum technicians and conservators, Top Paying Jobs in America.