Average Curator, Museum Salary

$49,172
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$900
Bonus
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The average salary for a Curator, Museum is $49,172.
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MEDIAN $49,172
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Salary
$35k - $73k
Bonus
$491 - $2k
Total Pay
$33k - $72k

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Job Description for Curator, Museum

Curator, Museum 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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Popular Skills for Curator, Museum

Skills in Public Speaking, Project Management, Presentations, Organizing and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Curator, Museum

An entry-level Curator, Museum with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $39,996 based on 22 salaries. An early career Curator, Museum with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,842 based on 54 salaries. A mid-career Curator, Museum with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,868 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Curator, Museum with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 40 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $66,667.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 187 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.8%
Early Career
28.9%
Mid Career
26.7%
Experienced
21.4%
Late Career
11.2%