A Curator earns an average salary of C$54,045 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

C$34,658 - C$75,166
C$35K
C$51K
C$75K
MEDIAN: C$50,652
10%
50%
90%
C$14.05 - C$39.15
C$14
C$24
C$39
MEDIAN: C$24.32
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$76K
Salary C$34,658 - C$75,166
Bonus C$3,750
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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C$30,555 - C$76,398
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 38
Hourly Data C$0C$50
Hourly Rate C$14.05 - C$39.15
Overtime C$50.00
Annual Data C$0C$76K
Bonus C$3,750
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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C$30,555 - C$76,398
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 13

Job Description for Curator

Curators are professionals who oversee and manage a collection of some kind, typically related to art or science. They are often employed by museums, galleries, and universities but may be employed by any organization that has a valuable collection requiring care by someone with expertise in a particular field. They are expected to have at least a basic knowledge of the collection, as well as the ability to determine the best way to care for the pieces in it.

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Curator Tasks

  • 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.
  • Assist in developing programs and special events.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Curator

Pay by Experience for a Curator has a positive trend. An entry-level Curator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$41,000 based on 23 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Curator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$56,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Curator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$58,000 based on 10 salaries. A Curator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$60,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$51,385

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Key Stats for Curator

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Curator Salaries

▲16%

▲14%

▲9%

National Average
C$51,000

▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 33%