Curator Salary (United States)

A Curator earns an average salary of $44,214 per year.
Curator Total Pay (?
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$25,663 - $67,159
(Median)
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67K
MEDIAN: $44,213
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Curator Total Pay (?
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$9.80 - $28.91
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$25,663 - $67,159  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,750  
Total Pay (?
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$24,370 - $63,325  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 223
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.80 - $28.91  
   
Overtime
$13.78 - $25.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,750  
   
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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$24,370 - $63,325  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 223
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Curator

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

Experience Affects Curator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%
Experienced
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$42,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

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Gender

Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 26%
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