Museum Educator Salary

Pay for Museum Educators in the United States is very modest at just $36K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one-third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by about one-half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$25,748 - $48,832
$26K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,076
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$8.74 - $20.43
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$12
$20
MEDIAN: $12.26
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$0$48K
Salary $25,748 - $48,832
Bonus $2,500
Total Pay (?
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$19,374 - $46,647
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 93
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $8.74 - $20.43
Overtime $15.50
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $2,500
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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$19,374 - $46,647
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 58

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Job Description for Museum Educator

Museum educators are responsible for designing and overseeing the attractions and events at a museum. They must ensure that these activities provide both education and entertainment for guests, and their main task is to develop a learning strategy in accordance with the ideals and ethos of the museum, and using it as a foundation for other tasks such as developing activities, displays, lectures, and similar programs.

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Museum Educator Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Museum Educator

Pay by Experience for a Museum Educator has a positive trend. An entry-level Museum Educator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 114 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Museum Educator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Museum Educator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 24 salaries. A Museum Educator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 8 salaries.

Museum Educator Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Museum Educator

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Museum Educator Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Mid-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$33,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Museum Educator Salaries

Program Development
▲3%

National Average
$33,000

Public Speaking
▼1%


Curriculum Planning
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 34%
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