An Assistant Curator earns an average salary of $43,929 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

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$63K
MEDIAN: $43,928
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,696 - $62,949  
   
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$25,042 - $61,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$15.00  
   
Overtime
$22.50  
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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$25,042 - $61,316  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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Job Description for Assistant Curator

Assistant curators help to create and maintain collections of work in museums and perform tasks assigned by a main curator. They often serve as liaisons to other departments within the museum, as well as other museums, galleries, artists, trustees, and collectors, and may also locate potential loans and connect directly with owners to secure them.

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Assistant Curator Tasks

  • Assist the curator in developing and providing educational programs and researching collections for publication.
  • Supervise museum volunteers.
  • Deliver lectures, tours, and represent the curator.
  • Assist with records of acquisitions, exchanges, and loans of museum collections.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of exhibits.

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Key Stats for Assistant Curator

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Assistant Curator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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