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Curators Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of curators in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare curators salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Curators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,770
25th Percentile Wage
$41,660
50th Percentile Wage
$55,020
75th Percentile Wage
$74,720
90th Percentile Wage
$92,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for curators in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $92,980. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid curators is $31,770.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of curators in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201655,0200.53%4.56%
201554,7303.78%-
201452,6600.65%-
201352,320-0.36%-
201252,510--

Compare Curators Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of curators in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $78,450. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $48,370). For detailed curators salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$78,450
Federal government, including USPS
$78,450
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$55,020
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$54,740
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$52,780
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$52,600
State government, including schools and hospitals
$51,010
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$48,370

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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