Curator earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Curator salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Rhode Island $77,280
California $77,240
New York $76,920
District of Columbia $76,870
Alaska $63,950
Maryland $63,530
Hawaii $63,520
Massachusetts $61,970
Connecticut $61,230
Washington $61,030
Wisconsin $60,760
Kansas $60,750
Nevada $60,610
New Jersey $60,600
Pennsylvania $60,360
Delaware $60,270
Missouri $60,130
Virginia $60,110
Colorado $59,860
Michigan $59,730
New Hampshire $59,490
Tennessee $55,100
Illinois $51,230
Maine $50,720
Indiana $49,990
New Mexico $49,990
Utah $49,990
Texas $49,670
Arizona $49,510
Ohio $49,510
Oklahoma $48,650
Wyoming $48,530
Georgia $48,520
Minnesota $48,520
Oregon $48,520
South Dakota $48,520
Arkansas $48,320
Florida $47,980
Louisiana $47,790
North Carolina $47,790
South Carolina $47,790
North Dakota $47,580
Iowa $47,040
Mississippi $46,150
Alabama $44,610
Kentucky $44,490
Nebraska $42,320
Montana $38,400
West Virginia $35,330
Vermont $25,680
Idaho $17,740

How do curator salaries compare to similar careers?

Curators earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than scientists but more than humanitarians.

Career Median Salary
Scientist salary $87K
Urban planner salary $78K
Historian salary $64K
Archaeologist salary $62K
Anthropologist salary $62K
Curator salary $60K
Archivist salary $60K
Museum conservator salary $48K
Embalmer salary $48K
Humanitarian salary $38K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)