The average salary for a Curator, Art Gallery is $45,213.
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Job Description for Curator, Art Gallery
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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Popular Skills for Curator, Art Gallery
Skills in Event Planning, Operations Management, Graphic Design and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Marketing Communications.
Pay by Experience Level for Curator, Art Gallery
An early career Curator, Art Gallery with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,863 based on 60 salaries. A mid-career Curator, Art Gallery with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,366 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Curator, Art Gallery with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,671 based on 31 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $45,000.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Curator, Art Gallery in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 37.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (10.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (38.1% less).
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