Average Curator, Museum Salary

$49,279
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$900
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The average salary for a Curator, Museum is $49,279.
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$34k
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$49k
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$76k
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$34k - $76k
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$491 - $2k
Total Pay
$32k - $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.

Job Satisfaction for Curator, Museum

3.8 out of 5
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Popular Skills for Curator, Museum

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

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 $40,588 based on 10 salaries. An early career Curator, Museum with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,165 based on 37 salaries. A mid-career Curator, Museum with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,270 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Curator, Museum with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,997 based on 28 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $67,319.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 125 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.0%
Early Career
29.6%
Mid Career
28.0%
Experienced
22.4%
Late Career
12.0%