How much does a Museum make?

Updated Sep 23, 2021

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$50,320 /yr
Average Base Pay

6 salaries

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$27K

Low

$50K

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$95K

High

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The national average salary for Museum is $50,320 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Museum salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 6 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Museum employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Curator$58,119 /yr
L3
Curator Supervisor$57,857 /yr
L4
Lead Curator$42,990 /yr
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National Park Service
3.9

National Park Service

Museum
About 

$55K -$60K

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$55K

$60K

$54,993 - $60,466 Range

American Museum of Natural History
3.6

American Museum of Natural History

Museum - Hourly Intern
About 

$11 -$12

 hourly

$11

$12

$11 - $12 Range

Moma
3.9

Moma

Museum - Intern
About 

$33K -$36K

$33K

$36K

$33,062 - $35,512 Range

J. Paul Getty Trust
3.4

$52K

$57K

$52,028 - $57,185 Range

National Gallery of Art
3.6

$81K

$87K

$81,171 - $87,499 Range

Hillerich & Bradsby
4.3

$20K

$22K

$20,377 - $21,713 Range

Mystic Seaport Museum
3.5

Mystic Seaport Museum

Museum - Intern
About 

$22K -$23K

$22K

$23K

$21,513 - $23,305 Range

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The Phillips Collection
3

The Phillips Collection

Museum Assistant - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $12 - $16

$12

$16

$12 - $16 Range

The Magic House
3.8

The Magic House

Museum Guide - Hourly

$9

 /hr
Range: $9 - $12

$9

$12

$9 - $12 Range

Smithsonian
4.1

Smithsonian

Museum Specialist

$62,854

 /yr
Range: $50K - $81K

$50K

$81K

$49,586 - $80,557 Range

Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
3.5

Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

Museum Associate - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $10 - $16

$10

$16

$10 - $16 Range

The Chicago Academy of Sciences and its Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
3

$34K

$39K

$33,596 - $39,416 Range

Smithsonian
4.1

Smithsonian

Museum Technician

$51,842

 /yr
Range: $49K - $76K

$49K

$76K

$49,049 - $75,600 Range

New York Historical Society
3.7

New York Historical Society

Museum Educator - Hourly

$30

 /hr
Range: $21 - $41

$21

$41

$21 - $41 Range

Young At Art Museum
3.3

Young At Art Museum

Museum Educator - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $10 - $12

$10

$12

$10 - $12 Range

National Liberty Museum
2.2

National Liberty Museum

Museum Educator

$43,554

 /yr
Range: $43K - $44K

$43K

$44K

$42,838 - $44,015 Range

Wells Fargo
3.6

Wells Fargo

Museum Assistant - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $17 - $21

$17

$21

$17 - $21 Range

Griffith Observatory

Museum Guide - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $16 - $19

$16

$19

$16 - $19 Range

VMFA
3.3

VMFA

Museum Associate - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $10 - $11

$10

$11

$10 - $11 Range

San Jose Museum of Art
3.4

San Jose Museum of Art

Museum Experience Representative - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $13 - $14

$13

$14

$13 - $14 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Museum salaries

The national average salary for a Museum is $50,320 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Museum salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 6 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Museum employees.

The highest salary for a Museum in United States is $94,717 per year.

The lowest salary for a Museum in United States is $26,733 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent museum salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$50,000
per year
A Send Curator in the Phoenix, AZ Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Phoenix, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$14
hourly
A Title Curative Specialist in the Greenville, SC Area area reported making $14 per hour
Job Highlights
Greenville, SC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$17
hourly
A Caretaker in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Part-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$11
hourly
A Caretaker in the Charleston, SC Area area reported making $11 per hour
Job Highlights
Charleston, SC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$30,000
per year
An Art Curator in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $30,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
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