Curator, Museum Salary

The average pay for a Curator, Museum is $48,484 per year.

$34,450 - $71,425
$34K
$48K
$71K
MEDIAN: $48,484
10%
50%
90%

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$13.35 - $17.49
$16
MEDIAN: $16.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,450 - $71,425  
   
Total Pay (?
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$33,180 - $70,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$16.09  
   
Overtime
$20.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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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$33,180 - $70,838  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Curator, Museum

Pay by Experience for a Curator, Museum has a positive trend. An entry-level Curator, Museum with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 31 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Curator, Museum with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Curator, Museum which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 27 salaries. A Curator, Museum with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 14 salaries.

Key Stats for Curator, Museum

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Curator, Museum Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 25%