Museum Director Salary (United States)

A Museum Director earns an average salary of $42,974 per year. A skill in Budget Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Museum Director Total Pay (?
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$24,832 - $97,586
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98K
MEDIAN: $42,974
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$24,832 - $97,586  
   
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$0.00 - $5,106  
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$23,837 - $94,922  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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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

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Experience Affects Museum Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
National Average
$43,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Museum Director Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 11%
Fundraising
up arrow 5%
National Average
$43,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 46%
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