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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 $82,020, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for curators. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $67,630). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$82,020
$50,650 160
2 New York
$67,630
$37,390 1,410
3 New Jersey
$65,650
$44,560 110
4 California
$64,610
$32,550 910
5 Connecticut
$64,110
$30,740 160
6 Alaska
$63,730
$52,080 70
7 Missouri
$62,130
$35,910 200
8 Illinois
$61,990
$34,750 390
9 Nevada
$60,610
$38,120 100
10 Rhode Island
$60,080
$48,960 50
11 Massachusetts
$59,620
$36,700 650
12 Virginia
$58,580
$35,860 310
13 Delaware
$56,190
$36,650 60
14 Colorado
$56,130
$32,290 260
15 Maryland
$55,970
$31,100 160
16 Arizona
$55,820
$34,470 230
17 Vermont
$55,820
$28,260 40
18 Washington
$53,960
$28,850 320
19 Alabama
$52,600
$34,490 90
20 Texas
$52,470
$28,120 600
21 Hawaii
$50,660
$35,600 40
22 North Dakota
$50,580
$33,170 30
23 Maine
$50,360
$41,240 80
24 New Mexico
$50,020
$32,680 110
25 Pennsylvania
$48,660
$21,960 560
26 Minnesota
$48,510
$31,960 210
27 Kansas
$48,490
$27,030 110
28 Ohio
$48,280
$33,470 420
29 North Carolina
$48,080
$32,350 410
30 South Carolina
$47,350
$29,940 110
31 Kentucky
$46,830
$32,430 160
32 South Dakota
$46,810
$33,750 70
33 Michigan
$46,530
$26,150 340
34 Wisconsin
$46,510
$27,350 240
35 Utah
$46,240
$22,470 90
36 Georgia
$45,820
$28,360 230
37 Florida
$45,460
$18,140 510
38 Nebraska
$44,250
$21,530 90
39 Oklahoma
$43,720
$18,790 160
40 Iowa
$43,600
$22,250 140
41 Tennessee
$42,820
$21,400 160
42 New Hampshire
$42,780
$32,160 90
43 Arkansas
$42,570
$33,310 50
44 Indiana
$42,380
$23,680 170
45 Oregon
$39,340
$28,190 140
46 Montana
$39,320
$24,890 80
47 Idaho
$38,640
$18,970 50
48 Louisiana
$38,600
$22,570 200
49 Puerto Rico
$38,040
$21,880 30
50 Wyoming
$35,630
$26,180 120
51 West Virginia
$35,010
$20,620 40
52 Mississippi
$34,870
$20,350 40
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