Museum Technician and Conservators Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of museum technicians and conservators in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare museum technician and conservators salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Museum Technicians and Conservators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,560
25th Percentile Wage
$27,510
50th Percentile Wage
$37,550
75th Percentile Wage
$50,330
90th Percentile Wage
$66,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for museum technicians and conservators in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $66,460. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid museum technicians and conservators is $21,560.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201637,550-1.17%0.67%
201537,990-0.16%-
201438,0500.39%-
201337,9001.58%-
201237,300--

Compare Museum Technician and Conservators Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of museum technicians and conservators in four industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 independent artists, writers, and performers industry with an annual salary $47,520. The lowest paying industry is the museums, historical sites, and similar institutions industry (annual salary $37,200). For detailed museum technician and conservators salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$47,520
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$45,500
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$37,200
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$37,200

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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