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Alaska Museums Surveys and Data

Data gathered from museums surveyed around Alaska during 1984, 2000, 2010, and 2020.

Question 14: Volunteer Hours

Hours volunteered annually.
  No volunteers 1-100 100-250 250-500 500-750 750-1,000 1,000-5,000 5,000-10,000 10,000-15,000 Total
Approximate number of volunteer hours per year 8.47%
5
16.95%
10
13.56%
8
13.56%
8
10.17%
6
8.47%
5
18.64%
11
6.78%
4
3.39%
2
 

Question 15: Number of Staff

Number of paid staff and volunteers.Includes percentages and number of museums.
  0 1 2-4 5-7 8-10 11-13 14-16 17-20 21-25 26-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-75 75+
Number of full-time paid staff: 28.81% 17 27.12% 16 23.73% 14 5.08% 3 0.00% 0 1.69% 1 0.00% 0 3.39% 2 3.39% 2 0.00% 0 3.39% 2 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 3.39% 2 0.00% 0
Number of part-time paid staff: 18.97% 11 24.14% 14 25.86% 15 12.07% 7 8.62% 5 1.72% 1 1.72% 1 1.72% 1 1.72% 1 0.00% 0 1.72% 1 1.72% 1 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0
Total number of volunteers per year: 8.33% 5 1.67% 1 15.00% 9 15.00% 9 8.33% 5 5.00% 3 5.00% 3 1.67% 1 5.00% 3 11.67% 7 5.00% 3 8.33% 5 0.00% 0 3.33% 2 6.67% 4

Question 16: Job Descriptions

Available job descriptions.
  No Job Descriptions Some FT and/or PT All FT positions All PT positions All FT and PT positions Total
Our museum has job descriptions for… 18.33%
11
1.67%
1
15%
9
11.67%
7
53.33%
32
60

Question 17: Director Salary

Not including benefits, how much does your Director (or equivalent) earn hourly?
  Museums (% and #)
Not Applicable 25.42% 15
Hourly Salary $0-$15 8.47% 5
Hourly Salary $15-$20 13.56% 8
Hourly Salary $20-$25 10.17% 6
Hourly Salary $25-$30 10.17% 6
Hourly Salary $30-$35 10.17% 6
Hourly Salary $35-$40 8.47% 5
Hourly Salary $40+ 13.56% 8

Approx. 25% of museums said "Not applicable".

Question 18: Curator of Collections & Exhibitions Salary

Not including benefits, how much does your Curator of Collections & Exhibitions (or equivalent) earn hourly?
  Museums (% and #)
Not Applicable 48.33% 29
Hourly Salary $0-$15 8.33% 5
Hourly Salary $15-$20 10.00% 6
Hourly Salary $20-$25 13.33% 8
Hourly Salary $25-$30 10.00% 6
Hourly Salary $30-$35 3.33% 2
Hourly Salary $35-$40 3.33% 2
Hourly Salary $40+ 3.33% 2

Almost 50% of museums responded that this Question 18 isn't applicable to them.

Question 19: Office Assistant/Front Desk Person Salary

Not including benefits, how much does your Office Assistant/Front Desk Person (or equivalent) earn hourly?
  Museums (% and #)
Not Applicable 33.33% 20
Hourly Salary $0-$15 40.00% 24
Hourly Salary $15-$20 23.33% 14
Hourly Salary $20-$25 0.00% 0
Hourly Salary $25-$30 1.67% 1
Hourly Salary $30-$35 0.00% 0
Hourly Salary $35-$40 0.00% 0
Hourly Salary $40+ 1.67% 1

40% of museums said hourly salary ranges from $0-15 per hour for office/front desk staff.