Curator, Art Gallery Salary

The average pay for a Curator, Art Gallery is $43,819 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$28,688 - $64,626
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$65K
MEDIAN: $44,594
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$9.84 - $25.17
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$0$65K
Salary $28,688 - $64,626
Bonus $507 - $19,727
Commission $5,000
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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$25,343 - $65,113
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 61
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $9.84 - $25.17
Overtime $20.15
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $507 - $19,727
Commission $5,000
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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$25,343 - $65,113
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Curator, Art Gallery

Pay by Experience for a Curator, Art Gallery has a positive trend. An entry-level Curator, Art Gallery with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 32 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Curator, Art Gallery with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Curator, Art Gallery which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 21 salaries. A Curator, Art Gallery with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,585

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Curator, Art Gallery Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Curator, Art Gallery?

Curator, Art Gallery in New York:
Be open to new artists but be willing to say "no".

Curator, Art Gallery in New York:
"Amazing Job, Low Pay."
Pros: I get to work with artists, and get to help promote young talent.
Cons: Very low pay and hours are schizophrenic.

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Key Stats for Curator, Art Gallery

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Curator, Art Gallery Salaries

Mid-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲21%

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
no benefits
None: 43%
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