The average salary for a Curator, Art Gallery is $46,339.
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What Do Curator, Art Galleries Do?
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 inv…Read more
Curator, Art Gallery Tasks
- Acquire, interpret, and plan installations/exhibitions of artwork.
- Document collections, including sales or loans of artwork.
- Plan and oversee events and sales.
- Research, solicit, and build relationships with artists and clients.
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What Are Popular Skills for Curator, Art Galleries?
Skills in Project Management and Graphic Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sales Management, Operations Management and Event Planning.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Curator, Art Galleries?
An early career Curator, Art Gallery with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $43,376 based on 44 salaries. A mid-career Curator, Art Gallery with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,480 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Curator, Art Gallery with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,180 based on 26 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $49,132.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Curator, Art Gallery in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 48.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (7.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (39.6% less).
Years of Experience
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