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Museum Technicians and Conservators in North Carolina

Considering a career as a Museum Technician or Conservator in North Carolina?

11.1% Jobs Projection
$38,660 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Museum Technicians and Conservators in North Carolina is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Museum Technicians and Conservators Work in North Carolina?

In North Carolina, there were 210 people working as Museum Technicians and Conservators in the year 2018.

There were 320 Museum Technicians and Conservators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 110 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Museum Technicians and Conservators in NC Employment Trend

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

Museum Technicians and Conservators in NC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Museum Technicians and Conservators in this state are growing at a rate of 11.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 12.7%.

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

North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 20 annual job openings, and 200 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 North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Museum Technicians and Conservators ranged from $27,260 to $55,690 with $38,660 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.11 to $26.78. The median hourly rate was $18.59.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $17.35 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.24.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Museum Technicians and Conservators Earnings: NC vs. National Average

Top North Carolina 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
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 170 $41,670
Raleigh, NC 60 $38,870
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 50 $36,550

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 NC Employment Total
Curators 590
Archivists 110

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