Museum Technician and Conservators Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of museum technicians and conservators in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare museum technician and conservators salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Museum Technicians and Conservators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,240
25th Percentile Wage
$34,050
50th Percentile Wage
$43,360
75th Percentile Wage
$58,450
90th Percentile Wage
$81,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for museum technicians and conservators in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $81,250. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid museum technicians and conservators is $29,240.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$43,360
2.93% 10.59%
2016
$42,090
-1.54% -
2015
$42,740
0.26% -
2014
$42,630
0.96% -
2013
$42,220
8.17% -
2012
$38,770
- -

Compare Museum Technician and Conservators Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of museum technicians and conservators in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $46,690. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $36,050). For detailed museum technician and conservators salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$46,690
Federal government, including USPS
$46,690
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$43,690
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$43,360
State government, including schools and hospitals
$41,890
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$38,680
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$37,050
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$36,050

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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