Museum Technicians and Conservators in California
Considering a career as a Museum Technician or Conservator in California?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Museum Technicians and Conservators in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Museum Technicians and Conservators in California is growing faster than average.
Museum Technicians and Conservators in California earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Museum Technicians and Conservators Work in California?
There were approximately 1,890 workers employed as Museum Technicians and Conservators in this state in 2018.
There were 1,790 Museum Technicians and Conservators employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 100 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 160 Museum Technicians and Conservators working in it, which means California has more Museum Technicians and Conservators than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Museum Technicians and Conservators in this state are growing at a rate of 17.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 12.7%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 220 annual job openings, and a total of 2,000 jobs for California Museum Technicians and Conservators in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 1,400 annual jobs and 13,300 total jobs in 2026.
What do Museum Technicians and Conservators Make in California?
In 2018 wages for Museum Technicians and Conservators ranged from $27,010 to $74,580 with $45,370 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.98 to $35.86. The median hourly rate was $21.81.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $21.63 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $0.18.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California Metros for Museum Technicians and Conservators
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Museum Technicians and Conservators.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||820||$47,140|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||560||$48,340|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||100||$39,490|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||90||$32,100|
|Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA||50||$43,890|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||50||$49,940|
Top States for Museum Technicians and Conservators Employment
View the list below to see where most Museum Technicians and Conservators work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||460||$68,030|
Below are the states where Museum Technicians and Conservators get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$68,030|
Related Careers in CA
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|Occupation||CA Employment Total|
What Major Will Prepare You For a Museum Technician or Conservator Career?
- Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies
- Visual & Performing Arts
- Fine & Studio Arts
- Museum Studies
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Jorge Royan under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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