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Museum Educator Salary

Those pursuing careers as Museum Educators in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $37K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by around half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority (85 percent) of Museum Educators who took the survey are female. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,878 - $46,704
(Median)
$29K
$37K
$47K
MEDIAN: $37,047
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$8.50 - $19.51
(Median)
$8
$12
$20
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$28,878 - $46,704  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
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 - $44,988  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.50 - $19.51  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
   
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).
)
$20,671 - $44,988  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $32K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $38K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Museum Educators make a median salary of $36K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $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 36%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 28%
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