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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
$22,180
25th Percentile Wage
$31,470
50th Percentile Wage
$65,110
75th Percentile Wage
$74,620
90th Percentile Wage
$80,420

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 $80,420. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid museum technicians and conservators is $22,180.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below 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 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$65,110
51.71% 49.61%
2016
$31,440
-10.56% -
2015
$34,760
4.20% -
2014
$33,300
0.45% -
2013
$33,150
1.03% -
2012
$32,810
- -

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 four 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 professional, scientific, and technical services industry with an annual salary $65,110. The lowest paying industry is the scientific research and development services industry (annual salary $31,520). For detailed museum technician and conservators salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$65,110
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$36,310
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$34,530
Scientific Research and Development Services
$31,520

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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