How much does a Curator make?

Updated Nov 28, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$58,190 /yr
Average Base Pay

274 salaries

$32K

Low

$58K

Average

$107K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Curator is $58,190 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Curator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 274 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Curator employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Curator$58,190 /yr
L3
Curator Supervisor$57,870 /yr
L4
Lead Curator$42,990 /yr
Career Path

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FLUENT (FL)
2.5

FLUENT (FL)

Curator - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $14 - $15
26 salaries
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$14

$15

$14 - $15 Range

RH
2.9

RH

Curator - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $18 - $36

$18

$36

$18 - $36 Range

Moma
3.9

Moma

Curator

$171,130

 /yr
Range: $110K - $178K

$110K

$178K

$110,236 - $178,220 Range

VSCO
3.5

VSCO

Curator

$69,972

 /yr
Range: $51K - $138K

$51K

$138K

$50,583 - $137,571 Range

Smithsonian
4.1

Smithsonian

Curator

$97,731

 /yr
Range: $77K - $151K

$77K

$151K

$77,316 - $151,222 Range

Metropolitan Museum of Art
3.2

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Curator

$134,671

 /yr
Range: $105K - $169K

$105K

$169K

$105,151 - $168,776 Range

Rubin Museum Of Art
2.9

Rubin Museum Of Art

Curator

$79,725

 /yr
Range: $63K - $237K

$63K

$237K

$62,959 - $237,385 Range

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Twitter
4.2

Twitter

Curator - Hourly Contractor

$39

 /hr
Range: $32 - $49

$32

$49

$32 - $49 Range

Art Institute of Chicago
3.3

Art Institute of Chicago

Curator

$128,860

 /yr
Range: $69K - $181K

$69K

$181K

$69,351 - $181,335 Range

Advantis Global
4.1

Advantis Global

Curator - Hourly Contractor

$21

 /hr
Range: $20 - $23

$20

$23

$20 - $23 Range

FLUENT (FL)
2.5

FLUENT (FL)

Curator - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $13 - $15

$13

$15

$13 - $15 Range

Doma
4.4

Doma

Curator

$61,349

 /yr
Range: $61K - $61K

$61K

$61K

$61,349 - $61,349 Range

Minnesota Historical Society
3.5

Minnesota Historical Society

Curator

$59,315

 /yr
Range: $44K - $60K

$44K

$60K

$44,446 - $60,229 Range

RAW: natural born artists
3

RAW: natural born artists

Curator - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $13 - $14

$13

$14

$13 - $14 Range

Gilt City

Gilt City

Curator

$123,357

 /yr
Range: $123K - $130K

$123K

$130K

$123,172 - $130,018 Range

Booz Allen Hamilton
4.2

$71K

$85K

$71,324 - $85,221 Range

NBCUniversal
4.1

NBCUniversal

Curator - Hourly
About 

$23 -$98

 hourly

$23

$98

$23 - $98 Range

UCLA
4.3

UCLA

Curator
About 

$85K -$104K

$85K

$104K

$85,178 - $104,425 Range

University of Pennsylvania
4.3

$63K

$93K

$63,014 - $92,546 Range

University of Iowa
4.2

University of Iowa

Curator
About 

$59K -$69K

$59K

$69K

$59,075 - $69,461 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Curator salaries

The national average salary for a Curator is $58,190 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Curator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 274 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Curator employees.

The highest salary for a Curator in United States is $106,846 per year.

The lowest salary for a Curator in United States is $31,691 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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$14
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A Caretaker in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $14 per hour
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5-7 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$16
hourly
A Title Curative Specialist in the Flint, MI Area area reported making $16 per hour
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1-2 years experience
Flint, MI Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$60,816
per year
A Museum Educator in the Mount Pleasant, MI Area area reported making $60,816 per year
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8-10 years experience
Mount Pleasant, MI Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$12
hourly
A Pet Caretaker in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Temporary
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$15
hourly
A Curator in the York-Hanover, PA Area area reported making $15 per hour
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5-7 years experience
York-Hanover, PA Area area
 
Part-time
School / School District
$48,323
per year
A Music Curator in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $48,323 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private