Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
10,470 2.4 % $20.41 $42,450 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.91 $14.27 $18.27 $24.37 $33.04
Annual Wage (2) $24,780 $29,690 $38,010 $50,690 $68,710


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 4,040 3.11 $18.91 $39,330
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,730 0.13 $22.85 $47,520
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 960 0.03 $21.03 $43,740
Local Government (OES Designation) 880 0.02 $18.96 $39,430
State Government (OES Designation) 670 0.03 $19.98 $41,550

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 4,040 3.11 $18.91 $39,330
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 220 0.46 $22.61 $47,030
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,730 0.13 $22.85 $47,520
Social Advocacy Organizations 210 0.11 $18.63 $38,750
Other Information Services 90 0.06 $21.25 $44,210

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $28.22 $58,690
Junior Colleges 50 0.01 $23.21 $48,280
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,730 0.13 $22.85 $47,520
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events (8) (8) $22.74 $47,300
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 220 0.46 $22.61 $47,030


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 1,110 0.08 0.97 $22.24 $46,250
New York 700 0.08 1.01 $25.28 $52,580
Missouri 690 0.27 3.26 $17.33 $36,040
Maryland 690 0.28 3.39 $25.62 $53,300
District of Columbia 670 1.03 12.64 $27.23 $56,630




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 1.03 12.64 $27.23 $56,630
Wyoming 130 0.48 5.91 $16.18 $33,650
Maryland 690 0.28 3.39 $25.62 $53,300
Missouri 690 0.27 3.26 $17.33 $36,040
New Mexico 180 0.23 2.81 $17.89 $37,210




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 1.03 12.64 $27.23 $56,630
Alaska 60 0.19 2.37 $26.25 $54,600
Maryland 690 0.28 3.39 $25.62 $53,300
New York 700 0.08 1.01 $25.28 $52,580
Connecticut 190 0.12 1.48 $23.20 $48,250





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 1,230 0.53 6.50 $26.68 $55,500
St. Louis, MO-IL 640 0.50 6.16 $16.51 $34,340
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 500 0.10 1.21 $26.31 $54,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 380 0.10 1.21 $23.40 $48,680
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 310 0.18 2.27 $24.08 $50,080
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.32 3.93 $23.89 $49,690
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 270 0.15 1.80 $22.48 $46,760
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 210 0.16 1.90 $21.47 $44,660
Kansas City, MO-KS 210 0.22 2.72 $18.24 $37,940
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 170 0.05 0.58 $20.58 $42,810




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 0.97 11.89 $16.94 $35,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,230 0.53 6.50 $26.68 $55,500
St. Louis, MO-IL 640 0.50 6.16 $16.51 $34,340
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.32 3.93 $23.89 $49,690
Kansas City, MO-KS 210 0.22 2.72 $18.24 $37,940
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 310 0.18 2.27 $24.08 $50,080
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 50 0.18 2.21 $17.30 $35,990
Worcester, MA-CT 40 0.17 2.14 $18.96 $39,430
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 120 0.17 2.04 $19.17 $39,870
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 50 0.17 2.04 $19.56 $40,680




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)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 70 0.15 1.89 $27.76 $57,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,230 0.53 6.50 $26.68 $55,500
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 500 0.10 1.21 $26.31 $54,730
Baltimore-Towson, MD 150 0.12 1.46 $25.48 $53,000
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 310 0.18 2.27 $24.08 $50,080
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.32 3.93 $23.89 $49,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 380 0.10 1.21 $23.40 $48,680
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 270 0.15 1.80 $22.48 $46,760
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 90 0.11 1.30 $22.18 $46,130
Tucson, AZ 40 0.11 1.29 $22.05 $45,870

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.36 4.38 $17.48 $36,360
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.13 1.54 $16.13 $33,540
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.88 $18.06 $37,560
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 1.05 12.81 $16.48 $34,290

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)
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 1.05 12.81 $16.48 $34,290
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.36 4.38 $17.48 $36,360
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.88 $18.06 $37,560
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.13 1.54 $16.13 $33,540

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 40 0.24 2.88 $18.06 $37,560
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.36 4.38 $17.48 $36,360
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 1.05 12.81 $16.48 $34,290
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.13 1.54 $16.13 $33,540
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.19 $31,590


About May 2011 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:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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