Museum Director Salary

A Museum Director earns an average salary of $50,596 per year. A skill in Operations Management is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$30,069 - $103,905
(Median)
$30K
$51K
$100K
MEDIAN: $50,596
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$8.21 - $48.94
(Median)
$8
$18
$49
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,069 - $103,905  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,913 - $102,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.21 - $48.94  
   
Overtime
$21.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$28,913 - $102,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Job Description for Museum Director

Museum directors oversee the activities in a museum, particularly the acquisition and storage of the museum's collection. They are also involved in the process of securing artifacts, including negotiations and transactions, as well as exchanging and loaning artifacts to other organizations. Some also direct exhibitions put on by the museum, which may involve traveling with the exhibition.

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Museum Director Tasks

  • Plan and develop the museum's and each department's operating budget.
  • Act as point of contact for conservation issues and advocate for the care of the collection.
  • Review existing and establish new procedures and protocol for collections care and conservation.
  • Coordinate, lead, and oversee all activities of the museum staff and volunteers.
  • Coordinate with conservation staff to determine the best conservation treatment procedures and priorities.

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Pay by Experience Level for Museum Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Museum Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Museum Director Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 16%

Fundraising
up arrow 4%

Budget Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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