These statistics about Saskatchewan museums are amazing! They demonstrate how important museums are to life in Saskatchewan.
- Twice as many people visited museums in 2013 as lived in the province plus another 2.2 million visited SK museums online.
- 1000+ people are employed by museums in either full or part time positions
- $13.5 milion is paid in salaries/year
- Museum total expenditures are approximately $37 million/year
- Approximately 10,000 people volunteer in museums
- Approximately 500,000 volunteer hours at minimum wage ($10.72) equals $5,250,000.00 in labour costs
- Over 4 million visitors to museums including over 2 million online visits
- Museums are the stewards for 10.8 million objects
Source: Government of Canada Survey of Heritage Institutions: 2015 (2013 data)