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Working as a Museum Registrar

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a museum registrar. For example, did you know that they make an average of $22.54 an hour? That's $46,873 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 9% and produce 3,300 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Museum Registrar Do

There are certain skills that many museum registrars have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed analytical skills, technical skills and computer skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a museum registrar, we found that a lot of resumes listed 25.4% of museum registrars included outgoing loans, while 23.9% of resumes included permanent collection, and 21.1% of resumes included museum exhibits. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the museum registrar job title. But what industry to start with? Most museum registrars actually find jobs in the retail and manufacturing industries.

How To Become a Museum Registrar

If you're interested in becoming a museum registrar, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 15.4% of museum registrars have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 69.2% of museum registrars have master's degrees. Even though most museum registrars have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a museum registrar. In fact, many museum registrar jobs require experience in a role such as internship. Meanwhile, many museum registrars also have previous career experience in roles such as program research specialist or administrative director.

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Average Salary$46,873
Job Growth Rate9%

Museum Registrar Jobs

Average Salary for a Museum Registrar

Museum Registrars in America make an average salary of $46,873 per year or $23 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $76,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $28,000 per year.
Average Salary
$46,873

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Museum Registrar (Collections Manager)
Museum Registrar (Collections Manager)
West Texas A&M University
West Texas A&M University
10/22/2020
10/22/2020
$31,80610/22/2020
$31,806
Museum Registrar
Museum Registrar
West Texas A&M University
West Texas A&M University
02/12/2020
02/12/2020
$31,80602/12/2020
$31,806
Museum Registrar
Museum Registrar
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
09/25/2019
09/25/2019
$35,22909/25/2019
$35,229
Museum Registrar
Museum Registrar
Middlebury College
Middlebury College
07/27/2019
07/27/2019
$38,54707/27/2019
$38,547
Museum Registrar
Museum Registrar
Wisconsin State Government
Wisconsin State Government
06/26/2019
06/26/2019
$29,21806/26/2019
$29,218

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Museum Registrar Demographics

Gender

female

70.4 %

male

29.6 %

Ethnicity

White

78.8 %

Hispanic or Latino

9.2 %

Black or African American

5.0 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

French

50.0 %

Spanish

50.0 %
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Museum Registrar Education

Majors

Fine Arts
25.0 %

Degrees

Masters

69.2 %

Bachelors

15.4 %

Diploma

7.7 %

Top Colleges for Museum Registrars

1. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

In-State Tuition
$50,420
Enrollment
7,582

2. Georgetown University

Washington, DC

In-State Tuition
$54,104
Enrollment
7,089

3. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

In-State Tuition
$15,262
Enrollment
30,079

4. Brown University

Providence, RI

In-State Tuition
$55,466
Enrollment
6,752

5. Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

In-State Tuition
$53,740
Enrollment
5,567

6. Tufts University

Medford, MA

In-State Tuition
$56,382
Enrollment
5,597

7. University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

In-State Tuition
$6,381
Enrollment
34,564

8. University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, MD

In-State Tuition
$10,595
Enrollment
30,184

9. New York University

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$51,828
Enrollment
26,339

10. Boston University

Boston, MA

In-State Tuition
$53,948
Enrollment
17,238
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Top Museum Registrar Employers

1. West Texas A&M University
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$45,490
Museum Registrars Hired: 
2+
2. Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$52,942
Museum Registrars Hired: 
1+
3. Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$42,862
Museum Registrars Hired: 
1+
4. Skidmore College
3.6
Avg. Salary: 
$37,194
Museum Registrars Hired: 
1+
5. Cracker Barrel
3.7
Avg. Salary: 
$26,450
Museum Registrars Hired: 
1+
6. The TJX Companies
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$38,301
Museum Registrars Hired: 
1+

Recently Added Museum Registrar Jobs

Updated October 2, 2020