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Curators Salary in Sector of Educational Services

The salary statistics of curators in the industry sector of educational services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare curators salaries in different industries within the educational services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Curators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for curators in the industry sector of educational 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 $96,130. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid curators is $35,500.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
1.70% 7.32%
1.59% -
0.95% -
2.02% -
1.28% -
- -

Compare Curators Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of curators in twelve industries in the educational 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 elementary and secondary schools industry with an annual salary $61,000. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction - privately owned industry (annual salary $35,230). For detailed curators salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Elementary and Secondary Schools
Junior colleges - Local government owned
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
Educational Services - Local government owned
Educational Services - Privately owned
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
Educational Services
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
Educational Services - State government owned
Other Schools and Instruction
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned

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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