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Curator, Museum Salary

A Curator, Museum earns an average salary of $49,806 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$30,489 - $78,483
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$50K
$78K
MEDIAN: $49,806
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$9.55 - $23.49
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,489 - $78,483  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
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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$25,514 - $74,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.55 - $23.49  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
   
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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$25,514 - $74,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Curator, Museum

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

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Experience Affects Curator, Museum Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 17%