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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

49%
Full-Time
51%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.6
SCORE
146
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 Vermont $28.67 $59,640 # 1
Curator Salary in Washington $26.58 $55,280 # 2
Curator Salary in Virginia $27.26 $56,700 # 3
Curator Salary in Wisconsin $23.21 $48,270 # 4
Curator Salary in Wyoming $20.76 $43,180 # 5
Curator Salary in Utah $22.14 $46,040 # 6
Curator Salary in West Virginia $16.98 $35,330 # 7
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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