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Curator, Art Gallery Salary

The average pay for a Curator, Art Gallery is $43,733 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.

$23,402 - $84,286
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$23K
$44K
$84K
MEDIAN: $43,732
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$10.18 - $22.30
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$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$23,402 - $84,286  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,945  
Commission
$402.68 - $34,765  
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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$23,517 - $81,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.18 - $22.30  
   
Overtime
$20.64 - $25.43  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,945  
   
Commission
$402.68 - $34,765  
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).
)
$23,517 - $81,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Curator, Art Gallery

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

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Experience Affects Curator, Art Gallery Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 40%