Museum Director Salary

The average pay for a Museum Director is $50,375 per year.

$29,082 - $103,646
(Median)
$29K
$50K
$100K
MEDIAN: $50,375
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$11.07 - $49.66
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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Salary
$29,082 - $103,646  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
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$28,352 - $102,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $49.66  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
   
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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$28,352 - $102,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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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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 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Museum Director Salaries

National Average
$49,000

Budget Management
up arrow 3%

Fundraising
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 37%
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