Museums

There are 8,545 museums in the United States. Combined, these museums employ 127,984 people, earn more than $11 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $68 billion.

Types of museums

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
 
8,545
 
$10,653,632,254
 
4,228
 
$3,263,846,401
 
882
 
$4,884,699,499
 
384
 
$503,209,141
 
340
 
$921,537,883
 
307
 
$791,542,620
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Job trends for Museums

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
 
878
1-10
 
1,082
11-25
 
541
26-100
 
555
101 to 1,000
 
293
1,000+
 
8
Key takeaways for employment stats:

Sizes of museums

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
 
2,214
$250k to $1M
 
1,043
$1M to $5M
 
631
$5M to $25M
 
275
$25M to $100M
 
62
$100M+
 
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Key takeaways for revenue stats:

Directory of museums


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Methodology: Cause IQ mines all tax-exempt organizations that file a Form 990 or 990PF with the IRS. We exclude Form 990EZ and Postcard filers, which are high in number but very small in size. We collect and aggregate this information from OCR'd paper taxreturns, XML e-file taxreturns, IRS-provided extract, the Business Master File, and Cause IQ secret sauce for data cleaning, categorization, classification, analytics, etc.
This category corresponds to the "A50: Museums" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.