How much does an Art Museum Director make in the United States? The average Art Museum Director salary in the United States is $58,265 as of August 27, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $48,280 and $73,000. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $48,280 10% $39,189 90% $86,416 75% $73,000 $58,265 50%(Median)
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Art Museum Director

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