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
$28,520
25th Percentile Wage
$32,560
50th Percentile Wage
$42,090
75th Percentile Wage
$57,910
90th Percentile Wage
$79,720

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 $79,720. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid museum technicians and conservators is $28,520.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201642,090-1.54%7.89%
201542,7400.26%-
201442,6300.96%-
201342,2208.17%-
201238,770--

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 $45,140. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $35,260). 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)
$45,140
Federal government, including USPS
$45,140
State government, including schools and hospitals
$42,520
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$42,230
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$42,090
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$42,040
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$35,970
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$35,260

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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