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Museum Technician Salary

$40,049 (USD)

Average Salary

$19/hr

Average Hourly

$637

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 06, 2019

The average pay for a Museum Technician is $40,049 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Museum Technician is between $30,149 and $48,239. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Museum Technician. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Prepares specimens for museum collections and exhibits: cleans rock matrix from fossil specimens, using electric drills, awls, dental tools, chisels, and mallets.
  • Brushes preservatives, such as plaster, resin, hardeners, and shellac on specimens.
  • Molds and restores skeletal parts of fossil animals, using modeling clays and special molding and casting techniques.
  • Constructs skeletal mounts of fossil animals, using tools, such as drill presses, pipe threaders, welding and soldering apparatus, and carpenter's tools.
  • Constructs duplicate specimens, using plaster, glue, latex, and plastiflex-molding techniques.
  • Reassembles fragmented artifacts, and fabricates substitute pieces.
  • Maintains museum files.
  • Cleans, catalogs, labels, and stores specimens.
  • May install, arrange, and exhibit materials.
Museum Technician Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Museum Technicians and Conservators

Job family population: 13,100

Estimated population of Museum Technician jobs: 750

Rate of error: 3.3%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$46,428
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Museum Technician Job Listings for United States

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The average pay for a Museum Technician is $40,049 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Museum Technician is between $30,149 and $48,239. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Museum Technician. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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