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BCMA 2021 Sector Survey | Salary Report

A total of 73 organizations participated in the 2021 BCMA Sector Survey between February 21, 2021 – March 31, 2021. 65 organizations provided budget information and 50 organizations provided salary information.

View the BCMA Sector Survey 2018 | Salary Report


Respondents

Type of Organization

Question Asked: What Kind of Organization are you (check all that apply):

Focus of Organization

Question Asked: Please identify the focus of your organization (check all that apply):

Annual Budget of Organization

Question Asked: What is your organization’s annual operating budget?

Region

Organization Information

Type of Organization by Annual Budget

Question Asked: What Kind of Organization are you?

Focus of Organization by Annual Budget

Question Asked: Please identify the focus of your organization (check all that apply):

Attendance

Question Asked: What is your total annual attendance (including exhibitions and programs)?

Operations

Question Asked: Please provide information on if you are open year-round or seasonally (i.e. only open certain months of the year)? Use the different rows to account for changes due to COVID-19:

  • Before COVID-19 (Before March 2020)
  • During COVID-19 (March 2020 – March 2021)
  • After COVID-19 (Tentative Plans for 2021-22)

Small Museum Self-Identification by Annual Budget

Question Asked: Do you self-identify as a small organization? (e.g. small professional staff or volunteer-run and/or annual operating budget under $250,000)

Why do you Identify as a Small Museum, by Annual Budget

Question Asked: You have identified as a small organization.  Why? (Please check all that apply.)

Staffing, Salaries, and Benefits

Number of Employees

Question Asked: What is the number of full-time paid staff members in your organization?

Question Asked: What is the number of part-time paid staff members in your organization?

Question Asked: What is the number of auxiliary paid staff members in your organization? (Auxiliary staff can include but are not limited to: seasonal support, summer students, contractors, etc.)

Budget Impact on Staffing

Question Asked: In the past two years, has the number of paid staff decreased because of budget reductions?

Last Salary Increase

Question Asked: When was your staff’s last salary increase (not including non-recurring bonuses)?

Benefits

Question Asked: Which benefits does your organization provide in addition to salary? (Please check all that apply)

A total of 73 organizations participated in the 2021 BCMA Sector Survey. 65 organizations provided budget information and 50 organizations provided salary information.

18 of the 73 participants (31%) indicated they had no paid staff and are not represented in the information below.

 

Question Asked: Please indicate which positions exist in your organization:

Reported Salaries

A total of 73 organizations participated in the 2021 BCMA Sector Survey. 65 organizations provided budget information and 50 organizations provided salary information.

18 of the 73 participants (31%) indicated they had no paid staff and are not represented in the information below.

 

Question Asked: What is the general annual salary (not including benefits) for the following applicable positions in your organization? Note: Our goal with this question is to determine how certain roles are compensated, rather than the total staffing expense of an institution. If possible, please provide an individual’s salary one time in the role that best suits their position.

 

Director/ Institution Manager/ CEO

Curator

Archivist/Archive specialist

Registrar

Adult education/programs specialist

Children’s education/program specialist

Collections Specialist

Conservator/Conservation Specialist

Exhibition Designer/Exhibition specialist

Dedicated membership staff person

Dedicated fund development staff person

Dedicated communications/marketing staff person

Summer student