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Museum Educator Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Museum Educator is $36,716 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Museum Educator Salary (?
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$29,206 - $46,272
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MEDIAN: $36,715
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Museum Educator Salary (?
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$8.79 - $20.20
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$29,206 - $46,272  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $486.05  
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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$21,804 - $45,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.79 - $20.20  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $486.05  
   
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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$21,804 - $45,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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.

Museum Educator Job Listings

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Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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National Average
$35,000
Seattle
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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
up arrow 6%
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 11 votes.

Gender

Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 25%