Average Curator Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for a Curator is $56,012 in 2023

Base Salary
$36k - $89k
$498 - $12k
Total Pay
$33k - $88k
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What Do Curators Do?

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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How do Curators Rate Their Jobs?

3.9 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
Based on 17 responses, the job of Curator has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.94 out of 5. On average, Curators are highly satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Curators

What is the highest pay for Curators?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Curator is $89k / year

What is the lowest pay for Curators?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Curator is $36k / year

How can Curators increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Curator is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Curator that oversees more junior Curators, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.