$40k $40k
11k 11k
5.2% 5.2%
3.7/5 3.7/5
Bachelors Bachelors

Museum Conservator Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 11,300 Museum Conservators in the United States. The Museum Conservator job market is expected to grow by 5.2% between 2014 and 2024.

Museum Conservator Employability Rating

D Sokanu rates Museum Conservators with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 4,100 Museum Conservators. That number is based on 600 additional Museum Conservators, and the retirement of 3,500 existing Museum Conservators.

Supply of Museum Conservators

The Museum Conservator industry is concentrated in California, Illinois, and New York.

Museum Conservator Job Market by State

State name Employed Museum Conservators
California 1,400
Illinois 920
New York 900
Missouri 750
Pennsylvania 540
Maryland 480
Texas 440
District of Columbia 410
Virginia 340
Florida 320
Colorado 320
Ohio 310
Washington 300
Massachusetts 290
Connecticut 240
Minnesota 160
Georgia 150
Kansas 150
North Carolina 150
Oregon 140
Michigan 130
Tennessee 120
Nevada 110
Arizona 110
West Virginia 110
Wyoming 100
South Carolina 100
Wisconsin 90
Louisiana 90
Indiana 80
Delaware 80
Arkansas 80
Nebraska 70
Maine 70
New Mexico 70
Iowa 60
Montana 60
Utah 60
Alabama 50
Rhode Island 50
Oklahoma 50
Alaska 40
Vermont 40
South Dakota 40
Hawaii 40
New Jersey 40

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    • George Washington University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
    • Georgetown University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Certificate, Associates, Bachelors
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