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Museum Director Salary

The average pay for a Museum Director is $47,523 per year.
$25,962 - $100,000
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $47,523
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$8.82 - $49.66
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$25,962 - $100,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
Total Pay (?
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$25,000 - $99,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$8.82 - $49.66  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
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).
)
$25,000 - $99,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
United States (change)

Job Description for Museum Director

  • 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.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Museum Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Museum Director Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$46,000

Fundraising
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 43%