The average pay for a Curator, Art Gallery is $45,446 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$28,585 - $66,415
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MEDIAN: $45,445
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$9.79 - $20.81
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$28,585 - $66,415  
   
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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$25,381 - $66,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $20.81  
   
Overtime
$30.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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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$25,381 - $66,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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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

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

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Key Stats for Curator, Art Gallery

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Curator, Art Gallery Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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