Museum Educator Salary

Museum Educators in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $37K annually on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Museum Educators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although approximately one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and half get dental coverage, too. The vast majority (84 percent) of Museum Educators who took the survey are female. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$29,066 - $47,292
(Median)
$29K
$37K
$47K
MEDIAN: $37,047
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$8.32 - $19.34
(Median)
$8
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$29,066 - $47,292  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
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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$20,671 - $45,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.32 - $19.34  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
   
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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$20,671 - $45,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Job Description for Museum Educator

  • Organize and lead on- and off-site educational programs.
  • Research and develop specialized educational planning, including grant-funded planning.
  • Research, develop, lead, and implement all museum education programs.
  • Train and mentor educational program volunteers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Museum Educator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $32K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $37K. Museum Educators bring in $36K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $45K.

Museum Educator Reviews

What is it like working as a Museum Educator?

Museum Educator in Philadelphia:
"Never A Dull Moment."
Pros: Good working environment and great animals interactions and husbandry.
Cons: Pay scale is very low for the work that is provided.

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Experience Affects Museum Educator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 27%
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