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Curators Salary in the Industry of Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions

The salary statistics and trend of curators in the industry of museums, historical sites, and similar institutions are shown in the following tables and chart. In Table 3 we compare curators salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Table 1. Average Annual Salary

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,770
25th Percentile Wage
$36,660
50th Percentile Wage
$50,520
75th Percentile Wage
$69,100
90th Percentile Wage
$94,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salaries for curators in the industry of museums, historical sites, and similar institutions. 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 $94,260. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent curators is $26,770.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of curators in the industry of Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$50,520
-0.77% 6.97%
2016
$50,910
4.83% -
2015
$48,450
-0.89% -
2014
$48,880
1.96% -
2013
$47,920
1.92% -
2012
$47,000
- -

Table 3. Compare Curators Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of curators in six industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector are shown in Table 3. For salary information of curators in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Industry Median Annual Salary
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$60,730
Performing Arts Companies
$58,970
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$50,520
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$50,520
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$49,930
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$41,920

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