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Working as a Restoration Artist

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a restoration artist. For example, did you know that they make an average of $21.1 an hour? That's $43,895 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 1% and produce 500 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Restoration Artist Do

There are certain skills that many restoration artists 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 dexterity, business skills and creativity.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a restoration artist, we found that a lot of resumes listed 70.0% of restoration artists included photoshop, while 15.0% of resumes included color correction, and 15.0% of resumes included di. 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 restoration artist job title. But what industry to start with? Most restoration artists actually find jobs in the media and professional industries.

How To Become a Restoration Artist

If you're interested in becoming a restoration artist, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 50.0% of restoration artists have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 17.4% of restoration artists have master's degrees. Even though most restoration artists have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a restoration artist. When we researched the most common majors for a restoration artist, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on restoration artist resumes include associate degree degrees or high school diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a restoration artist. In fact, many restoration artist jobs require experience in a role such as internship. Meanwhile, many restoration artists also have previous career experience in roles such as quality control technician or cage/vault supervisor.

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Average Salary$43,895
Job Growth Rate1%

Restoration Artist Jobs

Average Salary for a Restoration Artist

Restoration Artists in America make an average salary of $43,895 per year or $21 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $63,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $30,000 per year.
Average Salary
$43,895

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Marble Restoration Artist
Marble Restoration Artist
FORO Marble Co., Inc.
FORO Marble Co., Inc.
06/30/2015
06/30/2015
$72,00006/30/2015
$72,000
Marble Restoration Artist
Marble Restoration Artist
FORO Marble Co., Inc.
FORO Marble Co., Inc.
06/30/2015
06/30/2015
$72,00006/30/2015
$72,000
Artist/Restorer
Artist/Restorer
Fresco Decorative Painting, Inc.
Fresco Decorative Painting, Inc.
03/18/2014
03/18/2014
$35,36003/18/2014
$35,360

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Restoration Artist Demographics

Gender

male

48.1 %

female

45.7 %

unknown

6.2 %

Ethnicity

White

73.3 %

Hispanic or Latino

11.5 %

Asian

8.0 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

French

50.0 %

Spanish

50.0 %
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Restoration Artist Education

Majors

Fine Arts
15.2 %

Degrees

Bachelors

50.0 %

Masters

17.4 %

Associate

15.2 %

Top Colleges for Restoration Artists

1. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

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

2. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

3. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

4. Duke University

Durham, NC

In-State Tuition
$55,695
Enrollment
6,596

5. Northeastern University

Boston, MA

In-State Tuition
$51,522
Enrollment
13,760

6. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

7. Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

In-State Tuition
$55,188
Enrollment
15,105

8. Boston University

Boston, MA

In-State Tuition
$53,948
Enrollment
17,238

9. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

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

10. Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$59,430
Enrollment
8,216
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Top Restoration Artist Employers

1. Mti
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$53,599
Restoration Artists Hired: 
3+
2. Technicolor
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$30,738
Restoration Artists Hired: 
2+
3. FotoKem
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$58,572
Restoration Artists Hired: 
2+
4. Contractors
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$58,313
Restoration Artists Hired: 
1+
5. Sony Corporation of America
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$62,449
Restoration Artists Hired: 
1+
6. CBS
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$51,688
Restoration Artists Hired: 
1+

Recently Added Restoration Artist Jobs

Updated October 2, 2020