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Highest Paying Cities for Curators

The top 100 highest paying cities for curators (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of curators in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $82,040, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California is the highest paying city for curators. It is followed by New Haven, Connecticut (average annual salary $80,990). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of curators in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Curators

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$82,040
150
2 New Haven, Connecticut
$80,990
40
3 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$77,570
280
4 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$77,570
270
5 Dayton, Ohio
$75,670
60
6 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$75,140
70
7 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$74,920
210
8 Provo-Orem, Utah
$74,620
40
9 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$74,050
1,100
10 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$70,720
1,020
11 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$68,550
30
12 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$68,310
390
13 Tacoma, Washington
$65,810
40
14 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$65,330
90
15 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$63,510
60
16 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$63,200
360
17 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$62,910
40
18 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$62,900
260
19 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$62,790
160
20 St Louis, Missouri
$62,040
80
21 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$61,190
120
22 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$61,160
80
23 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$61,000
280
24 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$60,910
90
25 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$60,130
110
26 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$60,080
140
27 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$59,930
60
28 Kansas City, Missouri
$58,940
50
29 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$57,920
30
30 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$57,900
190
31 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$57,690
410
32 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$57,080
50
33 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$56,730
140
34 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$56,550
290
35 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$56,270
50
36 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$56,200
70
37 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$55,800
n/a
38 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$55,770
60
39 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$55,640
60
40 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$55,600
470
41 Richmond, Virginia
$55,010
50
42 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$54,870
100
43 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$54,720
140
44 Madison, Wisconsin
$54,690
80
45 Wilmington, New Jersey
$53,490
50
46 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$52,970
70
47 Honolulu, Hawaii
$52,190
40
48 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$51,740
60
49 Rochester, New York
$51,640
50
50 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$51,610
50
51 Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$51,360
30
52 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$51,280
110
53 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$51,190
40
54 Columbia, South Carolina
$50,500
40
55 Santa Fe, New Mexico
$50,430
30
56 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$50,190
50
57 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$49,850
100
58 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$49,740
40
59 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$49,320
150
60 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$49,290
110
61 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$49,260
80
62 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$49,240
70
63 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$49,230
50
64 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$49,010
30
65 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$49,000
70
66 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$48,810
110
67 Tucson, Arizona
$47,800
90
68 Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$47,720
50
69 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$47,380
40
70 Salt Lake City, Utah
$46,800
30
71 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$46,730
40
72 West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$45,640
30
73 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$44,720
60
74 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$44,290
60
75 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$43,310
90
76 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$43,050
n/a
77 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$41,980
40
78 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$41,160
50
79 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$41,120
40
80 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$41,030
160
81 Green Bay, Wisconsin
$40,470
30
82 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$38,720
100
83 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$38,470
70
84 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$37,030
40
85 Columbus, Ohio
$36,250
230
86 Knoxville, Tennessee
$35,840
n/a
87 Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$33,430
n/a
88 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$32,880
n/a
89 Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area, South Dakota
$30,240
40
90 Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$30,080
40
91 Boulder, Colorado
$29,090
50
See also: Highest paying industries for curators.