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How much does a Museum Conservator make in the United States?

Average Museum Conservator Hourly Wage in the United States

Museum Conservators earn a median hourly wage of $19.40. Hourly wages typically start from $11.15 and go up to $34.89.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Museum Conservator Yearly Salary in the United States

Museum Conservators earn a median salary of $40,340 per year. Salaries typically start from $23,200 and go up to $72,570.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Salary Satisfaction

2.5
SCORE
32
RATINGS
Museum Conservators average a score of 2.5 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale.

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Museum Conservator Earnings by Seniority

Top End Museum Conservator Earnings

The highest earning Museum Conservators in the United States earn:

$34.89
an hour
$72,570
per year
Senior Museum Conservator Earnings

Senior Museum Conservators in the United States earn:

$26.37
an hour
$54,850
per year
Experienced Museum Conservator Earnings

Experienced Museum Conservators in the United States earn:

$19.40
an hour
$40,340
per year
Junior Museum Conservator Earnings

Junior Museum Conservators in the United States earn:

$14.93
an hour
$31,060
per year
Starting Museum Conservator Earnings

Starting Museum Conservators in the United States earn:

$11.15
an hour
$23,200
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Museum Conservator salary comparison

Museum Conservators earn less than 97% percent of Science careers. Museum Conservator salaries are in the bottom 67% of all careers in the United States.

Physicist Salary $111k
Nanotechnology Engineer Salary $95k
Geospatial Information Scientist Salary $85k
Geographer Salary $76k
Occupational Health Specialist Salary $70k
Conservation Scientist Salary $61k
Forensic Science Technician Salary $56k
Food Safety And Quality Technician Salary $44k
Museum Conservator Salary $40k
Forest and Conservation Worker Salary $27k
Source:

Historical salary for Museum Conservators in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Museum Conservator salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Museum Conservator Salary in District of Columbia $31.66 $65,850 # 1
Museum Conservator Salary in Maryland $25.33 $52,690 # 2
Museum Conservator Salary in New York $26.84 $55,830 # 3
Museum Conservator Salary in New Jersey $24.95 $51,890 # 4
Museum Conservator Salary in Massachusetts $25.33 $52,680 # 5
Museum Conservator Salary in Connecticut $25.08 $52,160 # 6
Museum Conservator Salary in Rhode Island $21.67 $45,070 # 7
Museum Conservator Salary in Iowa $22.90 $47,640 # 8
Museum Conservator Salary in California $21.50 $44,730 # 9
Museum Conservator Salary in Virginia $19.53 $40,620 # 10
Museum Conservator Salary in Alaska $20.78 $43,220 # 11
Museum Conservator Salary in Illinois $19.82 $41,220 # 12
Museum Conservator Salary in Hawaii $17.26 $35,900 # 13
Museum Conservator Salary in Georgia $19.25 $40,040 # 14
Museum Conservator Salary in Delaware $16.55 $34,430 # 15
Museum Conservator Salary in New Mexico $19.02 $39,570 # 16
Museum Conservator Salary in Texas $18.28 $38,020 # 17
Museum Conservator Salary in Arizona $19.41 $40,370 # 18
Museum Conservator Salary in Florida $18.36 $38,190 # 19
Museum Conservator Salary in Pennsylvania $18.21 $37,890 # 20
Museum Conservator Salary in Ohio $17.17 $35,710 # 21
Museum Conservator Salary in Washington $18.43 $38,330 # 22
Museum Conservator Salary in North Carolina $19.32 $40,190 # 23
Museum Conservator Salary in Colorado $17.01 $35,380 # 24
Museum Conservator Salary in Tennessee $16.95 $35,260 # 25
Museum Conservator Salary in Alabama $18.44 $38,350 # 26
Museum Conservator Salary in Kansas $16.89 $35,130 # 27
Museum Conservator Salary in Missouri $16.94 $35,230 # 28
Museum Conservator Salary in Wyoming $16.92 $35,190 # 29
Museum Conservator Salary in Indiana $16.72 $34,780 # 30
Museum Conservator Salary in Oklahoma $16.71 $34,760 # 31
Museum Conservator Salary in Wisconsin $15.77 $32,790 # 32
Museum Conservator Salary in Vermont $16.71 $34,750 # 33
Museum Conservator Salary in Minnesota $16.24 $33,770 # 34
Museum Conservator Salary in Oregon $16.69 $34,710 # 35
Museum Conservator Salary in Maine $16.81 $34,970 # 36
Museum Conservator Salary in Michigan $14.71 $30,590 # 37
Museum Conservator Salary in West Virginia $15.26 $31,740 # 38
Museum Conservator Salary in South Carolina $14.56 $30,280 # 39
Museum Conservator Salary in Utah $13.92 $28,960 # 40
Museum Conservator Salary in Louisiana $14.18 $29,500 # 41
Museum Conservator Salary in Nebraska $15.29 $31,810 # 42
Museum Conservator Salary in South Dakota $14.60 $30,380 # 43
Museum Conservator Salary in Nevada $15.58 $32,410 # 44
Museum Conservator Salary in Arkansas $13.97 $29,060 # 45
Museum Conservator Salary in Montana $13.40 $27,880 # 46
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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  2. Get the Education

    • 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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