Curator, Museum Salary (United States)

A Curator, Museum earns an average salary of $49,428 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Curator, Museum Total Pay (?
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$29,890 - $81,032
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MEDIAN: $49,427
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Curator, Museum Total Pay (?
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$9.60 - $24.90
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$29,890 - $81,032  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,530  
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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$23,247 - $79,855  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.60 - $24.90  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,530  
   
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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$23,247 - $79,855  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Curator, Museum Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
National Average
$46,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%
Job Satisfaction
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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 33 votes.
Gender
Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 18%
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