Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
10,390 2.3 % $20.16 $41,940 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.75 $13.91 $17.94 $24.15 $32.81
Annual Wage (2) $24,440 $28,930 $37,310 $50,220 $68,250


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 4,100 3.20 $18.65 $38,800
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,860 0.14 $22.54 $46,890
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 970 0.03 $21.12 $43,930
Local Government (OES Designation) 850 0.02 $18.85 $39,200
State Government (OES Designation) 670 0.03 $20.16 $41,930

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 4,100 3.20 $18.65 $38,800
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 190 0.42 $21.94 $45,640
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,860 0.14 $22.54 $46,890
Other Information Services 70 0.05 $22.27 $46,320
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 970 0.03 $21.12 $43,930

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) 2,860 0.14 $22.54 $46,890
Other Information Services 70 0.05 $22.27 $46,320
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events (8) (8) $22.09 $45,960
Junior Colleges 60 0.01 $21.95 $45,660
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 190 0.42 $21.94 $45,640


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 1,080 0.08 0.94 $21.62 $44,970
Missouri 790 0.31 3.74 $17.00 $35,360
District of Columbia 670 1.05 12.89 $26.83 $55,800
Pennsylvania 610 0.11 1.36 $20.15 $41,910
Maryland 600 0.24 2.97 $25.68 $53,420




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 670 1.05 12.89 $26.83 $55,800
Wyoming 100 0.37 4.47 $15.76 $32,790
Missouri 790 0.31 3.74 $17.00 $35,360
Maryland 600 0.24 2.97 $25.68 $53,420
New Mexico 180 0.23 2.78 $16.06 $33,390




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 670 1.05 12.89 $26.83 $55,800
Maryland 600 0.24 2.97 $25.68 $53,420
Alaska 40 0.13 1.64 $24.85 $51,700
New York 570 0.07 0.83 $23.84 $49,590
Connecticut 180 0.11 1.38 $23.72 $49,340

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 1,280 0.56 6.85 $26.40 $54,910
St. Louis, MO-IL 700 0.56 6.80 $16.41 $34,140
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 400 0.08 0.99 $24.62 $51,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.09 1.09 $21.37 $44,440
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 320 0.19 2.36 $23.77 $49,450
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 310 0.17 2.09 $22.09 $45,960
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.31 3.74 $23.17 $48,190
Denver-Aurora, CO 240 0.20 2.45 $20.76 $43,180
Kansas City, MO-KS 220 0.23 2.85 $17.77 $36,960
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 190 0.14 1.75 $20.60 $42,850




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 60 1.01 12.31 $15.22 $31,650
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.56 6.85 $26.40 $54,910
St. Louis, MO-IL 700 0.56 6.80 $16.41 $34,140
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.31 3.74 $23.17 $48,190
Kansas City, MO-KS 220 0.23 2.85 $17.77 $36,960
Lincoln, NE 40 0.23 2.83 $17.85 $37,120
Denver-Aurora, CO 240 0.20 2.45 $20.76 $43,180
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 320 0.19 2.36 $23.77 $49,450
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 60 0.19 2.36 $21.06 $43,800
Worcester, MA-CT 40 0.19 2.28 $18.20 $37,850




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)
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA (8) (8) (8) $30.79 $64,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.56 6.85 $26.40 $54,910
Baltimore-Towson, MD 60 0.05 0.56 $25.08 $52,170
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 400 0.08 0.99 $24.62 $51,210
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 320 0.19 2.36 $23.77 $49,450
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 120 0.05 0.66 $23.47 $48,820
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.31 3.74 $23.17 $48,190
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 310 0.17 2.09 $22.09 $45,960
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 90 0.10 1.27 $21.98 $45,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.09 1.09 $21.37 $44,440

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 2.94 $17.59 $36,580

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 2.94 $17.59 $36,580

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 2.94 $17.59 $36,580
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.97 $31,140
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.83 $22,530


About May 2010 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:

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011