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Highest Paying States for Curators

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $81,880, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for curators. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $69,990). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Curators

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$81,880
$52,870 130
2 New York
$69,990
$39,360 1,310
3 Hawaii
$64,700
$36,280 30
4 California
$62,920
$33,940 1,020
5 Illinois
$62,270
$32,250 370
6 Alaska
$61,990
$52,650 60
7 Maryland
$61,040
$33,670 120
8 New Jersey
$60,710
$38,890 120
9 Connecticut
$59,980
$20,010 200
10 Vermont
$59,640
$37,280 50
11 Missouri
$59,350
$38,860 150
12 Massachusetts
$57,970
$33,250 590
13 Rhode Island
$57,760
$39,980 50
14 Nevada
$56,770
$32,500 120
15 Virginia
$56,700
$33,950 380
16 Washington
$55,280
$32,350 290
17 Delaware
$53,490
$35,660 60
18 Alabama
$53,080
$23,550 110
19 Florida
$51,810
$32,500 360
20 Pennsylvania
$51,550
$31,810 540
21 Colorado
$51,380
$29,270 270
22 Texas
$51,370
$29,030 540
23 South Dakota
$50,950
$33,790 80
24 Arizona
$50,260
$33,760 250
25 New Mexico
$50,020
$36,890 120
26 New Hampshire
$48,910
$24,130 80
27 Wisconsin
$48,270
$25,430 250
28 Oklahoma
$48,180
$29,530 90
29 Maine
$46,910
$35,000 100
30 Nebraska
$46,700
$22,970 80
31 Utah
$46,040
$20,320 60
32 Michigan
$45,880
$24,070 290
33 Minnesota
$45,850
$27,370 200
34 South Carolina
$45,610
$27,360 110
35 Ohio
$45,030
$24,460 510
36 Kentucky
$44,630
$32,120 110
37 Iowa
$44,020
$21,510 140
38 Georgia
$43,280
$27,890 200
39 Wyoming
$43,180
$26,310 90
40 North Carolina
$43,090
$23,940 490
41 Kansas
$43,020
$26,990 130
42 Tennessee
$42,520
$23,470 160
43 Oregon
$42,360
$25,310 140
44 Arkansas
$42,350
$33,890 50
45 Indiana
$42,040
$26,840 150
46 Puerto Rico
$38,040
$21,880 30
47 Idaho
$37,220
$18,030 30
48 Louisiana
$37,160
$24,980 170
49 Montana
$36,780
$22,440 100

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of curators in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for curators, Top Paying Jobs in America.