The average pay for a Curator, Art Gallery is $44,509 per year.

$27,617 - $67,462
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$28K
$45K
$67K
MEDIAN: $44,509
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$9.84 - $20.73
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$27,617 - $67,462  
   
Bonus
$5,000  
Commission
$5,000  
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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$25,048 - $66,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $20.73  
   
Overtime
$30.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$5,000  
   
Commission
$5,000  
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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$25,048 - $66,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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

Mid-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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