Curator, Museum Salary

The average pay for a Curator, Museum is $48,757 per year.

$34,508 - $71,289
$35K
$49K
$71K
MEDIAN: $48,757
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$10.07 - $25.83
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MEDIAN: $16.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,508 - $71,289  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
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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$33,298 - $70,653  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $25.83  
   
Overtime
$20.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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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$33,298 - $70,653  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for Curator, Museum

A curator, museum is the person in charge of most of the content displayed and acquired by the museum he or she works for. The curator works to decide what is shown in the museum and how it is displayed, as well as the context and placement of the exhibition. Curators are specialized by the type of museum, and facilities dedicated to art, history, anthropology, or physical science will all have at least one person in this managerial position with an extensive, strong background and set of credentials in the subject matter.

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Curator, Museum Tasks

  • 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.
  • Assist in developing programs and special events.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Curator, Museum

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

Key Stats for Curator, Museum

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Curator, Museum Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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