Museum Educator Salary
Museum Educators in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $35K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Museum Educators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Museum Educators who took the survey — 81 percent to be exact. While roughly a third report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and a little less than half have dental, as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$25,517 - $47,670|
|Total Pay (||$19,197 - $45,787|
|Hourly Rate||$8.66 - $18.41|
|Total Pay (||$19,197 - $45,787|
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.Read More...
Museum educators may coordinate with one or more schools or colleges to create learning programs or workshops and may teach some classes directly. As such, strong communication skills and a professional yet entertaining persona are highly beneficial for this position, and they may also be responsible for hiring, managing, and budgeting volunteers for the museum. This may include the distribution of resources, monetary management of providing uniforms, scheduling training sessions, and other expenses. A bachelor's degree in a relevant field is generally required for this position, and museum educators typically work forty-hour weeks while some overtime may occasionally be necessary.
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.
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.
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