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Museum Technicians and Conservators in New York

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18.4% Jobs Projection
$54,370 Median Salary
120 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Museum Technicians and Conservators Work in New York?

1,490 people worked as Museum Technicians and Conservators in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,110 Museum Technicians and Conservators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 380 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Museum Technicians and Conservators in NY Employment Trend

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

Museum Technicians and Conservators in NY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Museum Technicians and Conservators in this state are growing at a rate of 18.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 12.7%.

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

New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 120 annual job openings, and 1,160 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 York?

In 2018 wages for Museum Technicians and Conservators ranged from $29,390 to $85,730 with $54,370 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.13 to $41.22. The median hourly rate was $26.14.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $26.73 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.59.

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

Museum Technicians and Conservators Earnings: NY vs. National Average

Top New York Metros for Museum Technicians and Conservators

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Museum Technicians and Conservators.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,190 $57,530
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 90 $53,320
Syracuse, NY 30 $42,540

Top States for Museum Technicians and Conservators Employment

The table below shows the states 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

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Occupation NY Employment Total
Curators 1,570
Archivists 1,170

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