Museum Educator Salary

Museum Educators aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $37K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. There are far more female Museum Educators who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 82 percent. Some workers in this field — approximately one-third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately half. Work is enjoyable for Museum Educators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,075 - $47,677
(Median)
$29K
$37K
$48K
MEDIAN: $37,186
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$8.28 - $19.07
(Median)
$8
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$29,075 - $47,677  
   
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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$20,269 - $45,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.28 - $19.07  
   
Overtime
$20.00  
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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$20,269 - $45,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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 $36K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Museum Educators make a median salary of $35K. Museum Educators who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $43K.

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 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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