My museum is doing a compensation study, so I decided to look around and see what the proper salaries for mountmakers are. Mount making is such a niche profession I wonder what they will compare my pay rate to. At least at my institution, the mount maker has more responsibilities than a preparator does and I've been struggling to find something to compare salary ranges with.
The 2019 AAMD salary study only listed Associate Preparator (mean 44.5k) and Chief Preparator (mean 61k). I found this survey very interesting since in goes in depth by region and operating budget, if you have not taken a look at it I encourage you to do so.
The 2019 self reporting salary google doc that was circulation in 2019 only had two mount makers salaries listed. One salary was reported as being 60k at the Getty and another was for a institution in Philadelphia for 46k.
Are there any additional resources regarding pay scales around?