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Curator, Museum Salary (United States)

A Curator, Museum earns an average salary of $49,001 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Curator, Museum Salary (?
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$30,205 - $78,516
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MEDIAN: $49,001
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Curator, Museum Salary (?
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$9.61 - $24.90
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,205 - $78,516  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,562  
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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$24,469 - $73,032  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.61 - $24.90  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,562  
   
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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$24,469 - $73,032  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Job Description for Curator, Museum

  • Assist in developing a long-term plan for rotating exhibits with the goal of reaching new and diverse audiences.
  • Coordinate with the collections committee to ensure additions follow the museum's collection philosophy.
  • Coordinate museum curators and collections management faculty.
  • Oversee the operation of the museum and off-site area storage.
  • Build rapport with donors and potential donors, and negotiate to acquire specific collections or individual items.

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Experience Affects Curator, Museum Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$45,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 18%