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Highest Paying Industries for Curators

The top 38 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $76,440, federal government, including usps is the highest paying industry for curators. It is followed by federal executive branch (oes designation) industry (average annual salary $76,440). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of curators in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 38 Highest Paying Industries for Curators

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Federal government, including USPS
$76,440
330
2 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$76,440
330
3 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$71,920
n/a
4 Other Information Services
$63,240
130
5 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$60,750
60
6 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$59,680
940
7 Educational Services - Privately owned
$59,170
990
8 Finance and Insurance
$58,510
n/a
9 Information
$57,890
170
10 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$55,490
1,850
11 Educational Services
$55,070
1,980
12 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$53,310
80
13 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$52,660
2,190
14 Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,660
2,190
15 Scientific Research and Development Services
$52,620
70
16 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$52,440
3,190
17 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$52,250
70
18 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$52,120
270
19 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$52,120
270
20 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$52,030
910
21 Educational Services - State government owned
$51,880
920
22 Civic and Social Organizations
$51,380
170
23 Educational Services - Local government owned
$50,990
80
24 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$50,910
80
25 State government, including schools and hospitals
$50,250
1,760
26 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$49,720
n/a
27 Retail Trade
$49,290
170
28 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$49,170
1,090
29 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$48,980
1,010
30 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$48,920
6,140
31 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$48,880
6,020
32 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$48,220
840
33 Health Care and Social Assistance
$48,200
30
34 Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$45,490
n/a
35 Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$45,410
n/a
36 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$45,080
40
37 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$43,540
40
38 Social Advocacy Organizations
$43,010
30
See also: Highest paying cities for curators.