Museum Technician Overtime Pay Wage & Hour Laws
Museum Technician Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Museum Technician Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Commonly asked overtime pay law questions about Museum Technicians:

What is a Museum Technician?

Museum Technicians restore, maintain, or prepare objects in museum collections for storage, research, or exhibit. They may work with specimens such as fossils, skeletal parts, botanicals, artifacts, textiles, or art. They also identify and record objects, as well as install and arrange them in exhibits.

What is the Salary Range for a Museum Technician?

Depending on the work setting and state where Museum Technicians are employed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) noted that in 2016, Museum Technicians made between $23,000 and $72,000, with the average annual salary being approximately $45,000.

How Many Museum Technicians Are Nationally Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation are as follows:

Employment Employment RSE* Mean Hourly Wage Mean Annual Wage Wage RSE
12,290 3.0% $21.62 $44,970 1.5%

*RSE: The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

According to the United States Department of Labor, the percentile wage estimates for a Museum Technician is as follows:

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.31 $14.69 $19.55 $26.30 $34.73

Where Are Most Museum Technicians Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, states with the highest employment level in this occupation are as follows:

State Employment Employment Per Thousand Jobs Location Quotient Hourly Mean Wage Annual Mean Wage
California 1,790 0.11 1.24 $22.90 $47,620
New York 1,110 0.12 1.40 $27.87 $57,970
Illinois 900 0.15 1.76 $20.23 $42,070
Missouri 890 0.32 3.70 $19.34 $40,230
Texas 540 0.05 0.53 $20.58 $42,800

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What are the Laws for Museum Technician Overtime Pay?

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Museum Technicians are often entitled to overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 in one week. If an employer denies a Museum Technician overtime wages, it could give rise to an overtime pay lawsuit.

There are strict time limitations for filing a claim so it is important that you discuss your case in a timely manner. If you wait too long, you may lose your ability to recover some or all of your back pay. An experienced Museum Technician overtime pay attorney can determine whether you are entitled to overtime wages based upon your job description, job duties, rate of pay, and number of hours worked.

Some states have their own overtime pay laws that may be slightly different from the FLSA with respect to overtime pay for Museum Technicians. There are strict time deadlines for filing lawsuits so it is essential that you contact an attorney immediately.

Are Museum Technicians Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Because Museum Technicians play an essential role in restoring, maintaining and preparing objects in museum collections, their schedules may require them to work far more than 40 hours in a workweek. Many of them are not paid overtime for these excess hours as required under the FLSA. The employer’s failure to pay required overtime to a Museum Technician can result in a lawsuit for overtime pay.

To determine whether you are eligible for filing a wage claim, contact our experienced Museum Technician Overtime Pay Lawyers at (855) 754-2795 for a Free Consultation to discuss your case or complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Form on this page.

We will discuss your situation and determine if you have a claim. If you are owed unpaid wages, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are never any legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement.

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