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 $68,030
Maryland $56,230
New Jersey $54,700
Massachusetts $52,240
New York $54,370
Connecticut $54,980
Illinois $45,210
Alaska $52,880
California $45,370
Washington $41,800
Iowa $41,250
Virginia $42,250
Oregon $38,920
Texas $39,900
Tennessee $43,290
Georgia $40,490
Minnesota $40,650
Pennsylvania $37,990
Colorado $38,420
Ohio $38,060
Florida $39,720
Missouri $38,550
Alabama $39,920
North Carolina $38,660
Maine $37,740
Kentucky $37,640
Wyoming $39,890
Hawaii $36,890
New Mexico $37,950
Arizona $36,400
Wisconsin $36,720
Indiana $32,980
Nevada $32,690
Kansas $34,730
Michigan $33,570
Arkansas $35,410
Oklahoma $30,770
Nebraska $32,970
South Carolina $33,240
Puerto Rico $28,080
South Dakota $30,840
Louisiana $18,740

How do museum conservator salaries compare to similar careers?

Museum conservators earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than archivists but more than precious metal workers.

Career Median Salary
Archivist salary $52K
Scientist salary $38K
Model maker salary $53K
Photojournalist salary $36K
Graphic designer salary $46K
Museum conservator salary $43K
Embalmer salary $44K
Sculptor salary $30K
Gem worker salary $39K
Precious metal worker salary $39K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)