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Curators Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of curators in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare curators salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Curators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,030
25th Percentile Wage
$45,850
50th Percentile Wage
$60,710
75th Percentile Wage
$77,890
90th Percentile Wage
$107,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for curators in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) curators is $107,180. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid curators is $34,030.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of curators in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$60,710
6.98% -13.46%
2016
$56,470
13.49% -
2015
$48,850
-9.13% -
2014
$53,310
-21.20% -
2013
$64,610
-6.61% -
2012
$68,880
- -

Compare Curators Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of curators in four industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for curators occupations is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $72,590. The lowest paying industry is the research and development in the social sciences and humanities industry (annual salary $40,650). For detailed curators salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$72,590
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$60,710
Scientific Research and Development Services
$58,770
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$40,650

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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