How much does a Curator make?

Updated Jan 20, 2022

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$58,190 /yr
Average Base Pay

274 salaries

$32K

Low

$58K

Average

$107K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

How much does a Curator make? The national average salary for a Curator is $58,190 in United States. Filter by location to see Curator salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 274 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Curator employees.

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What is the salary trajectory for a Curator?

$58,190 /yr
Curator
$57,870 /yr
Curator Supervisor
$42,990 /yr
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What are some related job titles for a Curator?

Art

$52,976

per year

Art Consultant

$46,961

per year

Art Gallery Curator

$49,615

per year

Associate Curator

$71,548

per year

Recent User Submitted Salaries for Content Curator in United States of America

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$23

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Content Curator with 1 to 3 years of experience

$7

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Curator with 1 to 3 years of experience

$11

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Caretaker with 1 to 3 years of experience

$12

/hrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Caretaker with more than 15 years of experience

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$17

/hrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Natural History Collections Curator with less than one year of experience

$4,500

/moAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Curator with 10 to 14 years of experience

$19

/hrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Content Curator with less than one year of experience

$90,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Curator with 1 to 3 years of experience

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FLUENT (FL)
2.5

FLUENT (FL)

Curator - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $14 - $15

$14

$15

$14 - $15 Range

RH
2.8

RH

Curator - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $19 - $37

$19

$37

$19 - $37 Range

Moma
4

Moma

Curator

$173,239

 /yr
Range: $75K - $181K

$75K

$181K

$75,000 - $180,979 Range

VSCO
3.5

VSCO

Curator

$71,056

 /yr
Range: $51K - $140K

$51K

$140K

$51,366 - $139,701 Range

Smithsonian
4.2

Smithsonian

Curator

$98,663

 /yr
Range: $79K - $154K

$79K

$154K

$78,513 - $153,563 Range

Metropolitan Museum of Art
3.2

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Curator

$136,756

 /yr
Range: $107K - $171K

$107K

$171K

$106,779 - $171,389 Range

Rubin Museum Of Art
2.9

Rubin Museum Of Art

Curator

$80,959

 /yr
Range: $64K - $241K

$64K

$241K

$63,934 - $241,061 Range

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RAW: natural born artists
3

RAW: natural born artists

Curator - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $14 - $14

$14

$14

$14 - $14 Range

Twitter
4.2

Twitter

Curator - Hourly Contractor

$39

 /hr
Range: $32 - $49

$32

$49

$32 - $49 Range

Art Institute of Chicago
3.5

Art Institute of Chicago

Curator

$130,855

 /yr
Range: $70K - $184K

$70K

$184K

$70,425 - $184,143 Range

Minnesota Historical Society
3.5

Minnesota Historical Society

Curator

$60,233

 /yr
Range: $45K - $61K

$45K

$61K

$45,134 - $61,161 Range

Advantis Global
4.1

Advantis Global

Curator - Hourly Contractor

$21

 /hr
Range: $21 - $23

$21

$23

$21 - $23 Range

Doma
4.5

Doma

Curator

$62,299

 /yr
Range: $62K - $62K

$62K

$62K

$62,299 - $62,299 Range

Gilt City

Gilt City

Curator

$125,267

 /yr
Range: $125K - $132K

$125K

$132K

$125,079 - $132,031 Range

FLUENT (FL)
2.5

FLUENT (FL)

Curator - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $13 - $15

$13

$15

$13 - $15 Range

University of Pennsylvania
4.3

$64K

$95K

$63,635 - $94,648 Range

Florida State University
4.3

Florida State University

Curator - Hourly
About 

$24 -$26

 hourly

$24

$26

$24 - $26 Range

DISYS
3.9

DISYS

Curator - Hourly
About 

$18 -$21

 hourly

$18

$21

$18 - $21 Range

Museum Of Contemporary Art
3.3

$95K

$125K

$94,799 - $125,050 Range

Skirball Cultural Center
3.4

$60K

$74K

$59,692 - $73,584 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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