Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

25-4012 Curators

Administer collections, such as artwork, collectibles, historic items, or scientific specimens of museums or other institutions. May conduct instructional, research, or public service activities of institution.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
10,550 2.7 % $25.56 $53,160 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.29 $17.25 $23.29 $31.81 $41.56
Annual Wage (2) $27,640 $35,890 $48,450 $66,170 $86,450


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 5,840 4.56 $24.22 $50,380
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,670 0.06 $27.65 $57,510
Local Government (OES Designation) 940 0.02 $25.64 $53,340
State Government (OES Designation) 670 0.03 $24.15 $50,240
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 360 0.02 $38.19 $79,440

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 5,840 4.56 $24.22 $50,380
Other Information Services 150 0.11 $31.98 $66,510
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,670 0.06 $27.65 $57,510
State Government (OES Designation) 670 0.03 $24.15 $50,240
Grantmaking and Giving Services 30 0.03 $33.49 $69,650

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 360 0.02 $38.19 $79,440
Grantmaking and Giving Services 30 0.03 $33.49 $69,650
Other Information Services 150 0.11 $31.98 $66,510
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,670 0.06 $27.65 $57,510
Other Financial Investment Activities (8) (8) $27.55 $57,310


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,120 0.13 1.62 $29.73 $61,840
California 1,100 0.08 0.95 $30.00 $62,400
Massachusetts 650 0.21 2.53 $28.84 $59,990
Florida 560 0.08 0.94 $22.10 $45,970
Texas 520 0.05 0.63 $25.46 $52,950




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 110 0.40 4.86 $22.41 $46,610
District of Columbia 180 0.29 3.46 $36.41 $75,740
Vermont 80 0.28 3.36 $24.25 $50,450
Massachusetts 650 0.21 2.53 $28.84 $59,990
Maine 100 0.18 2.18 $23.10 $48,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 180 0.29 3.46 $36.41 $75,740
California 1,100 0.08 0.95 $30.00 $62,400
New York 1,120 0.13 1.62 $29.73 $61,840
Nevada 60 0.05 0.63 $29.00 $60,320
Maryland 190 0.08 0.95 $28.95 $60,210

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 760 0.15 1.83 $32.14 $66,840
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 450 0.27 3.30 $29.86 $62,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 400 0.10 1.25 $28.66 $59,610
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 390 0.11 1.33 $20.86 $43,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 280 0.12 1.47 $33.27 $69,190
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.25 3.03 $37.07 $77,100
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 140 0.08 0.95 $29.75 $61,880
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 140 0.14 1.74 $22.48 $46,750
Raleigh-Cary, NC 120 0.25 3.01 $21.58 $44,880
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 120 0.07 0.87 $22.08 $45,930




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kingston, NY 40 0.65 7.83 $18.90 $39,310
Boulder, CO 50 0.33 3.94 $20.16 $41,930
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 450 0.27 3.30 $29.86 $62,120
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.25 3.03 $37.07 $77,100
Raleigh-Cary, NC 120 0.25 3.01 $21.58 $44,880
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 100 0.23 2.82 $29.13 $60,600
Tucson, AZ 80 0.23 2.77 $21.83 $45,410
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 110 0.22 2.69 $14.97 $31,140
Green Bay, WI 30 0.19 2.30 $20.96 $43,590
Provo-Orem, UT 30 0.19 2.25 $31.42 $65,360




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $47.25 $98,280
New Haven, CT 50 0.18 2.16 $38.55 $80,190
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.25 3.03 $37.07 $77,100
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 50 0.06 0.68 $36.68 $76,300
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 280 0.12 1.47 $33.27 $69,190
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 50 0.05 0.63 $32.72 $68,060
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 760 0.15 1.83 $32.14 $66,840
Dayton, OH 30 0.10 1.17 $31.90 $66,350
Provo-Orem, UT 30 0.19 2.25 $31.42 $65,360
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 80 0.08 0.94 $30.89 $64,240

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 3.45 $24.42 $50,790
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 3.42 $17.49 $36,380
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 1.23 14.84 $17.52 $36,430
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.69 8.32 $26.96 $56,080
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.89 $18.93 $39,380

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 1.23 14.84 $17.52 $36,430
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.69 8.32 $26.96 $56,080
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.64 7.69 $18.56 $38,590
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 3.45 $24.42 $50,790
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 3.42 $17.49 $36,380

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.69 8.32 $26.96 $56,080
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 3.45 $24.42 $50,790
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.36 $48,590
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 2.05 $22.42 $46,620
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.89 $18.93 $39,380


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011