Museum Director Salary

A Museum Director earns an average salary of $49,329 per year. A skill in Operations Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$24,828 - $95,388
$25K
$45K
$95K
MEDIAN: $45,253
10%
50%
90%

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$14.48 - $23.00
$18
MEDIAN: $18.00
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$0$95K
Salary $24,828 - $95,388
Bonus $1,200
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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$25,097 - $95,541
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 90
Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $18.00
Hourly Tips $0.38
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $1,200
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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$25,097 - $95,541
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

Job Description for Museum Director

Museum directors oversee the activities in a museum, particularly the acquisition and storage of the museum's collection. They are also involved in the process of securing artifacts, including negotiations and transactions, as well as exchanging and loaning artifacts to other organizations. Some also direct exhibitions put on by the museum, which may involve traveling with the exhibition.

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Museum Director Tasks

  • Coordinate, lead, and oversee all activities of the museum staff and volunteers.
  • Coordinate with conservation staff to determine the best conservation treatment procedures and priorities.
  • Review existing and establish new procedures and protocol for collections care and conservation.
  • Plan and develop the museum's and each department's operating budget.
  • Act as point of contact for conservation issues and advocate for the care of the collection.

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Pay by Experience Level for Museum Director

Pay by Experience for a Museum Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Museum Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 40 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Museum Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Museum Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 33 salaries. A Museum Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 19 salaries.

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Key Stats for Museum Director

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Museum Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲58%

Experienced
▲45%

Mid-Career
▲21%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Skills That Affect Museum Director Salaries

Operations Management
▲27%

Budget Management
▲13%

National Average
$45,000

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 40%