Museum conservator earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Museum conservator salary by state

State Name Average Salary
District of Columbia $75,170
Maryland $62,790
New York $62,790
Massachusetts $60,980
California $59,380
Pennsylvania $48,570
Illinois $48,320
Hawaii $48,200
Wyoming $48,000
New Jersey $47,970
Connecticut $47,960
Washington $47,750
Rhode Island $47,740
Maine $47,670
Colorado $47,360
Ohio $47,030
Alaska $46,910
Oregon $46,140
Iowa $45,520
Arkansas $45,140
Georgia $44,570
Missouri $43,240
New Mexico $40,240
Minnesota $38,900
Arizona $38,790
Wisconsin $38,550
Delaware $37,990
Nebraska $37,950
Indiana $37,900
Kansas $37,810
Florida $37,750
North Carolina $37,750
Nevada $37,520
Texas $37,440
Alabama $37,280
Tennessee $36,760
Utah $36,330
Virginia $36,330
Michigan $35,670
Vermont $34,780
South Carolina $34,300
Louisiana $33,850
Idaho $32,060
South Dakota $30,880
Oklahoma $30,470
Kentucky $29,790
Montana $27,140
Puerto Rico $23,860

How do museum conservator salaries compare to similar careers?

Museum conservators earn 6% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than interior designers but more than jewelers.

Career Median Salary
Interior designer salary $60K
Archivist salary $60K
Camera operator salary $49K
Model maker salary $61K
Graphic designer salary $51K
Museum conservator salary $48K
Embalmer salary $48K
Photographer salary $39K
Gem worker salary $47K
Jeweler salary $47K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)