Curator Salary (United States)

A Curator earns an average salary of $43,320 per year.
Curator Total Pay (?
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$25,625 - $62,322
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62K
MEDIAN: $43,319
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Curator Total Pay (?
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$9.90 - $25.09
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$25,625 - $62,322  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,576  
Total Pay (?
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$24,404 - $62,063  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.90 - $25.09  
   
Overtime
$13.78 - $25.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,576  
   
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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$24,404 - $62,063  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 233
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Job Description for Curator
  • 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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Experience Affects Curator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 15%
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Gender
Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 25%
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