Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

25-4013 Museum Technicians and Conservators

Restore, maintain, or prepare objects in museum collections for storage, research, or exhibit. May work with specimens such as fossils, skeletal parts, or botanicals; or artifacts, textiles, or art. May identify and record objects or install and arrange them in exhibits. Includes book or document conservators.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
9,950 3.5 % $21.31 $44,320 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.05 $14.94 $19.20 $25.96 $34.38
Annual Wage (2) $22,980 $31,070 $39,940 $54,010 $71,510


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 4,660 3.19 $20.20 $42,010
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,900 0.10 $26.62 $55,370
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 970 0.03 $21.16 $44,020
Local Government (OES Designation) 660 0.01 $17.43 $36,260
State Government (OES Designation) 640 0.03 $17.98 $37,410

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 4,660 3.19 $20.20 $42,010
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 310 0.58 $21.28 $44,270
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,900 0.10 $26.62 $55,370
Other Information Services 80 0.04 $23.34 $48,550
State Government (OES Designation) 640 0.03 $17.98 $37,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,900 0.10 $26.62 $55,370
Other Information Services 80 0.04 $23.34 $48,550
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 310 0.58 $21.28 $44,270
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 970 0.03 $21.16 $44,020
Civic and Social Organizations 90 0.02 $20.56 $42,770


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,140 0.08 1.02 $22.22 $46,230
New York 960 0.11 1.49 $26.77 $55,690
Illinois 790 0.14 1.86 $19.58 $40,730
Pennsylvania 550 0.10 1.32 $20.04 $41,680
Missouri 480 0.18 2.46 $19.73 $41,030



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 420 0.63 8.55 $31.50 $65,510
Wyoming 120 0.42 5.70 $16.31 $33,930
Delaware 90 0.22 3.02 $19.98 $41,570
Missouri 480 0.18 2.46 $19.73 $41,030
Maryland 450 0.17 2.38 $29.73 $61,830



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 420 0.63 8.55 $31.50 $65,510
Maryland 450 0.17 2.38 $29.73 $61,830
New York 960 0.11 1.49 $26.77 $55,690
New Jersey 50 0.01 0.16 $26.32 $54,740
Connecticut 230 0.14 1.87 $25.02 $52,050




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 800 0.34 4.59 $31.79 $66,110
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 710 0.13 1.80 $28.69 $59,670
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 580 0.15 2.09 $21.05 $43,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 460 0.11 1.56 $23.94 $49,790
St. Louis, MO-IL 400 0.30 4.14 $19.57 $40,700
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.24 3.26 $24.51 $50,980
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 240 0.13 1.73 $21.51 $44,740
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 230 0.13 1.75 $24.53 $51,020
Pittsburgh, PA 180 0.16 2.21 $17.98 $37,390
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 180 0.13 1.79 $20.41 $42,450



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Santa Fe, NM 40 0.67 9.17 $14.19 $29,520
Springfield, IL 60 0.59 7.98 $17.43 $36,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 800 0.34 4.59 $31.79 $66,110
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 90 0.33 4.52 $13.57 $28,230
St. Louis, MO-IL 400 0.30 4.14 $19.57 $40,700
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 50 0.26 3.48 $17.96 $37,360
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.24 3.26 $24.51 $50,980
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.20 2.71 $22.27 $46,310
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 150 0.20 2.72 $19.60 $40,760
Provo-Orem, UT 40 0.19 2.55 $13.88 $28,860



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 800 0.34 4.59 $31.79 $66,110
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 710 0.13 1.80 $28.69 $59,670
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 50 0.12 1.65 $27.32 $56,830
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 50 0.05 0.67 $25.13 $52,260
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 230 0.13 1.75 $24.53 $51,020
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.24 3.26 $24.51 $50,980
Richmond, VA 40 0.07 0.89 $24.50 $50,970
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 60 0.02 0.30 $24.12 $50,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 460 0.11 1.56 $23.94 $49,790
Rochester, NY 30 0.07 0.94 $23.31 $48,490

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 4.59 $18.09 $37,620

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 4.59 $18.09 $37,620

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 4.59 $18.09 $37,620
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.14 $25,250


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015