Museum Director Salary

A Museum Director earns an average salary of $49,329 per year. A skill in Operations Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$27,230 - $100,961
$27K
$49K
$100K
MEDIAN: $49,472
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$27,230 - $100,961  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
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$26,770 - $101,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 91

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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

Pay by Experience for a Museum Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Museum Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 40 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Museum Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Museum Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 33 salaries. A Museum Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 19 salaries.

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Key Stats for Museum Director

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Museum Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲45%

Experienced
▲34%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
▼19%

Skills That Affect Museum Director Salaries

Operations Management
▲17%

Budget Management
▲4%

National Average
$49,000

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 36%
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