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How much does a Curator make in the United States?

Average Curator Hourly Wage in the United States

Curators earn a median hourly wage of $25.66. Hourly wages typically start from $14.28 and go up to $45.40.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Curator Yearly Salary in the United States

Curators earn a median salary of $53,360 per year. Salaries typically start from $29,700 and go up to $94,430.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

48%
Full-Time
52%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.6
SCORE
144
RATINGS
Curators average a score of 2.6 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Curators in the 8th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Curator Earnings by Seniority

Top End Curator Earnings

The highest earning Curators in the United States earn:

$45.40
an hour
$94,430
per year
Senior Curator Earnings

Senior Curators in the United States earn:

$34.79
an hour
$72,360
per year
Experienced Curator Earnings

Experienced Curators in the United States earn:

$25.66
an hour
$53,360
per year
Junior Curator Earnings

Junior Curators in the United States earn:

$18.84
an hour
$39,190
per year
Starting Curator Earnings

Starting Curators in the United States earn:

$14.28
an hour
$29,700
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Curator salary comparison

Curators earn less than 85% percent of Science careers. Curator salaries are in the bottom 57% of all careers in the United States.

Political Scientist Salary $114k
Nanotechnology Engineer Salary $97k
Biochemist Salary $84k
Geographer Salary $76k
Psychologist Salary $70k
Cartographer Salary $62k
Forensic Science Technician Salary $56k
Curator Salary $53k
Food Safety And Quality Technician Salary $44k
Forest and Conservation Worker Salary $27k
Source:

Historical salary for Curators in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Curator salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Curator Salary in District of Columbia $39.36 $81,880 # 1
Curator Salary in New York $33.65 $69,990 # 2
Curator Salary in California $30.25 $62,920 # 3
Curator Salary in New Jersey $29.19 $60,710 # 4
Curator Salary in Illinois $29.94 $62,270 # 5
Curator Salary in Alaska $29.80 $61,990 # 6
Curator Salary in Maryland $29.35 $61,040 # 7
Curator Salary in Connecticut $28.84 $59,980 # 8
Curator Salary in Rhode Island $27.77 $57,760 # 9
Curator Salary in Missouri $28.54 $59,350 # 10
Curator Salary in Nevada $27.30 $56,770 # 11
Curator Salary in Vermont $28.67 $59,640 # 12
Curator Salary in Washington $26.58 $55,280 # 13
Curator Salary in Massachusetts $27.87 $57,970 # 14
Curator Salary in Hawaii $31.11 $64,700 # 15
Curator Salary in Virginia $27.26 $56,700 # 16
Curator Salary in Florida $24.91 $51,810 # 17
Curator Salary in Texas $24.70 $51,370 # 18
Curator Salary in Pennsylvania $24.78 $51,550 # 19
Curator Salary in Delaware $25.72 $53,490 # 20
Curator Salary in Colorado $24.70 $51,380 # 21
Curator Salary in Arizona $24.16 $50,260 # 22
Curator Salary in Oklahoma $23.16 $48,180 # 23
Curator Salary in Michigan $22.06 $45,880 # 24
Curator Salary in South Dakota $24.50 $50,950 # 25
Curator Salary in Alabama $25.52 $53,080 # 26
Curator Salary in New Mexico $24.05 $50,020 # 27
Curator Salary in Minnesota $22.04 $45,850 # 28
Curator Salary in Ohio $21.65 $45,030 # 29
Curator Salary in Maine $22.55 $46,910 # 30
Curator Salary in Nebraska $22.45 $46,700 # 31
Curator Salary in Oregon $20.36 $42,360 # 32
Curator Salary in New Hampshire $23.51 $48,910 # 33
Curator Salary in Wisconsin $23.21 $48,270 # 34
Curator Salary in South Carolina $21.93 $45,610 # 35
Curator Salary in Georgia $20.81 $43,280 # 36
Curator Salary in North Carolina $20.71 $43,090 # 37
Curator Salary in Wyoming $20.76 $43,180 # 38
Curator Salary in Indiana $20.21 $42,040 # 39
Curator Salary in Utah $22.14 $46,040 # 40
Curator Salary in Arkansas $20.36 $42,350 # 41
Curator Salary in North Dakota $23.02 $47,870 # 42
Curator Salary in Kentucky $21.46 $44,630 # 43
Curator Salary in West Virginia $16.98 $35,330 # 44
Curator Salary in Tennessee $20.44 $42,520 # 45
Curator Salary in Kansas $20.68 $43,020 # 46
Curator Salary in Iowa $21.16 $44,020 # 47
Curator Salary in Montana $17.68 $36,780 # 48
Curator Salary in Louisiana $17.87 $37,160 # 49
Curator Salary in Idaho $17.90 $37,220 # 50
Curator Salary in Mississippi $16.77 $34,890 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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