Tuesday, September 7, 2010

What does the BLS think of Museum Work?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has compiled a booklet about museum employment, which can be downloaded here, using data primarily from May 2008. Did you know that 200,000 people worked in the museum field? Or that the median average wage was $27,456, which is less than the annual median of $32,390 for all U.S. workers? Still, they (as do I) believe that competition for paid positions in museum work remains strong due to the rewarding nature of the work.

This all leaves me to wonder... Why did you choose to work in museums?

P.S. You can check out the Occupational Outlook for various museum jobs here.

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