A Museum Director earns an average salary of $51,924 per year. A skill in Operations Management is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

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Salary
$29,429 - $100,882  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
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$28,901 - $101,486  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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Hourly Rate
$15.00  
   
Overtime
$5.00  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
Total Pay (?
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$28,901 - $101,486  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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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

Late-Career
up arrow 67%

Experienced
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Museum Director Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 12%

Fundraising
0%

National Average
$51,000

Budget Management
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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