Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions

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Workforce

160k

2016 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

39.3

Estimated Job Growth

1.5%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$34,252

Average Male Salary

$38,305

Average Female Salary

$30,541

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The top three occupations in the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group are Grounds maintenance workers, Archivists, curators, & museum technicians, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, Janitors & building cleaners, and Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers. On average, full-time employees in the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group work 41.5 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $46,212. Part-time employees in the same industry work 20.8 hours and earn an average annual salary of $11,871.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group are Park Slope, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook PUMA, NY, Oxon Hill, Hillcrest Heights & Temple Hills PUMA, MD, and Bushwick PUMA, NY. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group. Grounds maintenance workers are the most common position, but the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Archivists, curators, & museum technicians, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions goes to Public relations & fundraising managers.

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Occupations by Share

160k

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 420k

4.31%

1 Year Growth

± 5.18%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 160k people employed in the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group in 2016.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 4.31%, , from 403k people in 2016 to 420k people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Grounds maintenance workers represent the largest share of positions held in Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions at 8.98%, followed by Archivists, curators, & museum technicians with 7.87% and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers with 7.36%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group, by number of employees, are Grounds maintenance workers, Archivists, curators, & museum technicians, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, Janitors & building cleaners, and Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions employs an unusually high number of Archivists, curators, & museum technicians, Tour & travel guides, and Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions, by average wage, are Public relations & fundraising managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Other Physical Scientists.

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Wages

Average Salary

$34,252

AVERAGE WAGE

± $1,337

On average, employees in the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group make $34,252 per year. This number makes Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions the 222 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 266 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.467

WAGE GINI

Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions has a wage GINI of 0.467, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $38,305 and $30,541. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

219k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±11.5k

201k

MALE WORKFORCE

±11k

52.2% of workers in the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group are Female, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$38,305

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$2,166

$30,541

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$1,597

On average, Male workers in the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group make 1.25 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. American Indian

  2. White

  3. Asian

On average, American Indian employees in the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group earn 1.05 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group is Professional and business services.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions is from Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The Professional and business services Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 8.13% in the next ten years. The Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at 1.5%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (3.6%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

1.5%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions Industry Group.

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Output Growth

3.6%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

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