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Curator, Art Gallery Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Curator, Art Gallery is $42,478 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Curator, Art Gallery Salary (?
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$23,232 - $85,294
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MEDIAN: $42,477
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Curator, Art Gallery Salary (?
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$10.23 - $24.24
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$23,232 - $85,294  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,109  
Commission
$2,800 - $21,375  
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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$23,218 - $83,007  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $24.24  
   
Overtime
$14.74 - $24.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,109  
   
Commission
$2,800 - $21,375  
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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$23,218 - $83,007  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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
  • Plan and oversee events and sales.
  • Research, solicit, and build relationships with artists and clients.
  • Acquire, interpret, and plan installations/exhibitions of artwork.
  • Document collections, including sales or loans of artwork.

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Experience Affects Curator, Art Gallery Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%
Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$38,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 43%