Museum conservators rate their happiness above average.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, museum conservators rate their career happiness 3.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 29% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy museum conservators are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Exhibit designer
3.7
$55k
Gem worker
3.7
$47k
Archaeologist
3.6
$62k
Historian
3.6
$64k
Museum conservator
3.5
$48k
Florist
3.5
$30k
Jeweler
3.4
$47k
Archivist
3.2
$60k
Engraver
3.1
$37k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are museum conservators happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do museum conservators find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as museum conservators?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are museum conservator’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are museum conservators making the best use of their abilities?

Are museum conservators happy with their salary?

Museum conservators rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.5/5. Most museum conservators do not feel that their salaries adequately reflect their work, and are actively unhappy with their income.

We asked museum conservators how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.5 out of 5 stars

87 museum conservators

5 Star
3%

3% of museum conservators rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
17%

17% of museum conservators rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of museum conservators rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
28%

28% of museum conservators rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
24%

24% of museum conservators rated their compensation 1 stars

Do museum conservators find their jobs meaningful?

On average, museum conservators rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.3/5. Unlike many careers, museum conservators have little difficulty finding meaning in their work, and it likely constitutes one of the main reasons people become museum conservators.

We asked museum conservators how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

84 museum conservators

5 Star
21%

21% of museum conservators rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
31%

31% of museum conservators rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
17%

17% of museum conservators rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
23%

23% of museum conservators rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of museum conservators rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as museum conservators?

Museum conservators rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.9/5. The majority of museum conservators find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked museum conservators how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.9 out of 5 stars

97 museum conservators

5 Star
35%

35% of museum conservators rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
38%

38% of museum conservators rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
15%

15% of museum conservators rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
8%

8% of museum conservators rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of museum conservators rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a museum conservator’s work environment?

As a whole, museum conservators rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.9/5. A solid majority of museum conservators enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a museum conservator.

We asked museum conservators how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.9 out of 5 stars

97 museum conservators

5 Star
33%

33% of museum conservators rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
38%

38% of museum conservators rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
15%

15% of museum conservators rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
8%

8% of museum conservators rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of museum conservators rated their work environment 1 stars

Are museum conservators making the best use of their abilities?

Former museum conservators on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.3/5. Most museum conservators are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked museum conservators how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

96 museum conservators

5 Star
21%

21% of museum conservators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
27%

27% of museum conservators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
22%

22% of museum conservators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
21%

21% of museum conservators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
9%

9% of museum conservators rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars