The salary statistics of museum technicians and conservators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of museum technicians and conservators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The museum technicians and conservators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for museum technicians and conservators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) museum technicians and conservators is $73,080. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $40,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,130. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 215% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of museum technicians and conservators from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of museum technicians and conservators in 9 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for museum technicians and conservators occupations is the transportation and warehousing sector with an annual salary $63,030. The lowest paying sector is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector (annual salary $31,440).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only museum technicians and conservators salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of museum technicians and conservators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $23,820 to $65,910. The highest paying state for museum technicians and conservators is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $65,910. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $23,820. For more salary information of museum technicians and conservators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |