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Museum Technicians and Conservators in Pennsylvania

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Museum Technicians and Conservators in Pennsylvania

Is Pennsylvania a good place for you to work as a Museum Technician or Conservator?

8.0% Jobs Projection
$37,990 Median Salary
60 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Museum Technicians and Conservators in Pennsylvania are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Museum Technicians and Conservators in Pennsylvania is growing faster than average.

  • Museum Technicians and Conservators in Pennsylvania earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Museum Technicians and Conservators Work in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, there were 600 people working as Museum Technicians and Conservators in the year 2018.

There were 480 Museum Technicians and Conservators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 120 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Museum Technicians and Conservators in PA Employment Trend

The typical state has 160 Museum Technicians and Conservators working in it, which means Pennsylvania has more Museum Technicians and Conservators than average.

Museum Technicians and Conservators in PA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Museum Technicians and Conservators in this state are growing at a rate of 8.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 12.7%.

Job Projections for Museum Technicians and Conservators: Nation vs. PA

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 60 annual Museum Technicians and Conservators job openings in Pennsylvania, and 540 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,400 annual jobs and 13,300 total jobs in 2026.

What do Museum Technicians and Conservators Make in Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Museum Technicians and Conservators ranged from $23,870 to $69,210 with $37,990 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.48 to $33.27. The median hourly rate was $18.26.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $18.13 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.13.

The median salary in Pennsylvania is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Museum Technicians and Conservators Earnings: PA vs. National Average

Top Pennsylvania 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,190 $57,530
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 290 $48,220
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 40 $42,530

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
California 1,890 $45,370
New York 1,490 $54,370
Missouri 940 $38,550
Illinois 940 $42,870
Pennsylvania 600 $37,990
Massachusetts 580 $52,240
Texas 500 $39,900
District of Columbia 460 $68,030
Virginia 440 $42,250
Maryland 430 $56,230
Florida 400 $39,720
Michigan 380 $33,570
Ohio 370 $38,060
Connecticut 290 $54,980
Colorado 280 $38,420
Washington 230 $41,800
North Carolina 210 $38,660
Minnesota 200 $40,650
Georgia 190 $40,490
Indiana 180 $32,980

Below are the states where Museum Technicians and Conservators get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $68,030
Maryland $56,230
Connecticut $54,980
New Jersey $54,700
New York $54,370
Alaska $52,880
Massachusetts $52,240
California $45,370
Tennessee $43,290
Illinois $42,870

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Occupation PA Employment Total
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