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Museum Technician and Conservators Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of museum technicians and conservators in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare museum technician and conservators salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Museum Technicians and Conservators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,840
25th Percentile Wage
$26,880
50th Percentile Wage
$31,440
75th Percentile Wage
$57,270
90th Percentile Wage
$74,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for museum technicians and conservators in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) museum technicians and conservators is $74,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $31,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid museum technicians and conservators is $22,840.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of museum technicians and conservators in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201631,440-10.56%-4.36%
201534,7604.20%-
201433,3000.45%-
201333,1501.03%-
201232,810--

Compare Museum Technician and Conservators Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of museum technicians and conservators in three industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for museum technician and conservators occupations is the research and development in the social sciences and humanities industry with an annual salary $36,310. The lowest paying industry is the professional, scientific, and technical services industry (annual salary $31,440). For detailed museum technician and conservators salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$36,310
Scientific Research and Development Services
$31,520
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$31,440

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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