Curator, Art Gallery Salary

The average pay for a Curator, Art Gallery is $41,890 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$23,700 - $77,566
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$24K
$42K
$78K
MEDIAN: $41,889
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$10.18 - $22.30
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$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$23,700 - $77,566  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,899  
Commission
$408.51 - $34,255  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,138 - $67,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.18 - $22.30  
   
Overtime
$24.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,899  
   
Commission
$408.51 - $34,255  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,138 - $67,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Job Description for Curator, Art Gallery

Works of visual art—paintings, drawings, photos, and sculpture—are typically displayed and sold through art galleries. One of the key managers in such an operation is the curator, art gallery. This is the person who oversees much of the creative management of the gallery. He or she helps define the themes of the gallery by choosing artists and works to display. The curator also works to develop background information, write catalog entries, engage with artists, and oversees any related tasks involving the presentation of creative works within the gallery.

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Curator, Art Gallery Tasks

  • Plan and oversee events and sales.
  • Research, solicit, and build relationships with artists and clients.
  • Acquire, interpret, and plan installations/exhibitions of artwork.
  • Document collections, including sales or loans of artwork.

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Pay by Experience Level for Curator, Art Gallery

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Curator, Art Gallery Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
medical benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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