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
$22,210
25th Percentile Wage
$28,300
50th Percentile Wage
$38,220
75th Percentile Wage
$51,220
90th Percentile Wage
$66,070

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 $66,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid museum technicians and conservators is $22,210.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$38,220
1.75% 2.41%
2016
$37,550
-1.17% -
2015
$37,990
-0.16% -
2014
$38,050
0.39% -
2013
$37,900
1.58% -
2012
$37,300
- -

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 six 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 performing arts companies industry with an annual salary $58,150. The lowest paying industry is the promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events industry (annual salary $33,010). For detailed museum technician and conservators salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Performing Arts Companies
$58,150
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$43,760
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$42,500
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$37,980
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$37,980
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$33,010

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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