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Museum Technicians and Conservators in New Mexico

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Museum Technicians and Conservators in New Mexico

Considering a career as a Museum Technician or Conservator in New Mexico?

16.7% Jobs Projection
$37,950 Median Salary
10 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Museum Technicians and Conservators in New Mexico are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Museum Technicians and Conservators in New Mexico is growing faster than average.

  • Museum Technicians and Conservators in New Mexico earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Museum Technicians and Conservators Work in New Mexico?

There were approximately 80 workers employed as Museum Technicians and Conservators in this state in 2018.

There were 70 Museum Technicians and Conservators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Museum Technicians and Conservators in NM Employment Trend

The typical state has 160 Museum Technicians and Conservators working in it, which means New Mexico has fewer Museum Technicians and Conservators than average.

Museum Technicians and Conservators in NM vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New Mexico

Jobs for Museum Technicians and Conservators in this state are growing at a rate of 16.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 12.7%.

Job Projections for Museum Technicians and Conservators: Nation vs. NM

New Mexico Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 10 annual job openings, and 70 total jobs in 2026 for Museum Technicians and Conservators in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,400 annual jobs and 13,300 total jobs in 2026.

What do Museum Technicians and Conservators Make in New Mexico?

In 2018 wages for Museum Technicians and Conservators ranged from $20,040 to $54,720 with $37,950 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.63 to $26.31. The median hourly rate was $18.25.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $19.36 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $1.11.

The median salary in New Mexico is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Museum Technicians and Conservators Earnings: NM vs. National Average

Top States for Museum Technicians and Conservators Employment

View the list below to see where most Museum Technicians and Conservators work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 1,890 $45,370
New York 1,490 $54,370
Missouri 940 $38,550
Illinois 940 $42,870
Pennsylvania 600 $37,990
Massachusetts 580 $52,240
Texas 500 $39,900
District of Columbia 460 $68,030
Virginia 440 $42,250
Maryland 430 $56,230
Florida 400 $39,720
Michigan 380 $33,570
Ohio 370 $38,060
Connecticut 290 $54,980
Colorado 280 $38,420
Washington 230 $41,800
North Carolina 210 $38,660
Minnesota 200 $40,650
Georgia 190 $40,490
Indiana 180 $32,980

Below are the states where Museum Technicians and Conservators get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $68,030
Maryland $56,230
Connecticut $54,980
New Jersey $54,700
New York $54,370
Alaska $52,880
Massachusetts $52,240
California $45,370
Tennessee $43,290
Illinois $42,870

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation NM Employment Total
Curators 120
Archivists 40

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