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Museum Educator Salary (United States)

Museum Educators in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $37K annually on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $21K to $45K per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. 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 just over a half get dental coverage, too. Women account for the majority of Museum Educators who took the survey — 84 percent to be exact. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Museum Educator Salary (?
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$28,774 - $46,516
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MEDIAN: $37,134
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Museum Educator Salary (?
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$8.35 - $20.05
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$28,774 - $46,516  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $494.35  
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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$20,679 - $45,365  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.35 - $20.05  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $494.35  
   
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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$20,679 - $45,365  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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 Difference By Location

Chicago
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National Average
$35,000
Philadelphia
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Seattle
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Though Museum Educators can find somewhat larger paychecks in Chicago — just above the national average — location actually has a very small overall effect on compensation in this occupation. Seattle is the lowest-paying area, 20 percent south of the national average.

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

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 26%