Curators, Museum Technicians, Conservators, and Historic Preservationists

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  • As of 2010, the median pay for curators, museum technicians, and conservators was $42,310.
  • As of 2010, there were 23,800 curators, museum technicians, and conservators in the U.S.
  • The job outlook for this field from 2010—2020 is expected to be at 16 percent growth (average).
  • For more information on what museum curators, technicians, and conservators do, educational requirements, work environment, skills, etc., see
  • Professor Thomas Visser, Director of the University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program, has published a study of professional career openings in historic preservation in the United States. More information about jobs in this field (as well as current listings of job openings) can be found at

See also thesewebsites of professional museum associations:

For a complete list of museum associations (including regional and state and local ones), visit

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