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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
13,100 3.3 % $22.53 $46,870 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.22 $15.66 $20.68 $27.27 $35.98
Annual Wage (2) $25,430 $32,580 $43,020 $56,730 $74,840


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 7,140 4.27 $21.37 $44,450
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,160 0.11 $27.03 $56,230
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,480 0.05 $24.35 $50,640
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 880 0.02 $19.39 $40,340
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 520 0.02 $20.17 $41,950

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 7,140 4.27 $21.37 $44,450
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 340 0.65 $24.61 $51,190
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,160 0.11 $27.03 $56,230
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 70 0.05 $18.47 $38,410
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,480 0.05 $24.35 $50,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 80 0.03 $27.69 $57,590
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,160 0.11 $27.03 $56,230
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 340 0.65 $24.61 $51,190
Junior Colleges 70 0.01 $24.47 $50,910
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,480 0.05 $24.35 $50,640


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 1,890 0.11 1.23 $23.14 $48,120
New York 1,490 0.16 1.76 $26.94 $56,040
Illinois 940 0.16 1.74 $21.73 $45,210
Missouri 940 0.33 3.70 $19.88 $41,350
Pennsylvania 600 0.10 1.13 $20.53 $42,700




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 460 0.65 7.16 $32.91 $68,460
Missouri 940 0.33 3.70 $19.88 $41,350
Wyoming 60 0.24 2.62 $18.88 $39,280
South Dakota 100 0.23 2.52 $15.17 $31,550
Alaska 70 0.21 2.32 $24.36 $50,660




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 460 0.65 7.16 $32.91 $68,460
Maryland 430 0.16 1.77 $31.88 $66,300
New Jersey 50 0.01 0.13 $27.65 $57,510
Massachusetts 580 0.16 1.80 $26.97 $56,100
New York 1,490 0.16 1.76 $26.94 $56,040





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,190 0.13 1.39 $28.79 $59,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 940 0.30 3.30 $32.51 $67,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 820 0.13 1.47 $24.30 $50,550
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 790 0.17 1.88 $23.09 $48,020
St. Louis, MO-IL 770 0.56 6.22 $19.25 $40,030
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 560 0.23 2.58 $23.98 $49,880
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 450 0.16 1.80 $28.11 $58,460
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 290 0.10 1.11 $25.41 $52,840
Kansas City, MO-KS 210 0.20 2.16 $21.20 $44,100
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 190 0.06 0.69 $20.99 $43,650




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)
Ann Arbor, MI 140 0.66 7.32 $17.38 $36,140
St. Louis, MO-IL 770 0.56 6.22 $19.25 $40,030
New Haven, CT 150 0.54 5.94 $29.63 $61,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 940 0.30 3.30 $32.51 $67,630
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 50 0.24 2.67 $22.38 $46,560
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 560 0.23 2.58 $23.98 $49,880
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 170 0.22 2.48 $21.45 $44,610
Kansas City, MO-KS 210 0.20 2.16 $21.20 $44,100
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 90 0.20 2.17 $26.06 $54,200
Urban Honolulu, HI 80 0.17 1.88 $19.02 $39,560




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 940 0.30 3.30 $32.51 $67,630
New Haven, CT 150 0.54 5.94 $29.63 $61,630
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,190 0.13 1.39 $28.79 $59,880
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 450 0.16 1.80 $28.11 $58,460
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 30 0.09 1.01 $27.78 $57,790
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 50 0.03 0.36 $26.52 $55,160
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 90 0.20 2.17 $26.06 $54,200
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $25.84 $53,740
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 290 0.10 1.11 $25.41 $52,840
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $24.65 $51,280

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.18 1.99 $13.98 $29,070
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 2.24 $17.93 $37,290
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 3.37 $26.68 $55,490

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 3.37 $26.68 $55,490
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 2.24 $17.93 $37,290
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.18 1.99 $13.98 $29,070

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 3.37 $26.68 $55,490
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 2.24 $17.93 $37,290
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.97 $35,300
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.32 $29,780
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.18 1.99 $13.98 $29,070


About May 2018 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 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019