Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
11,170 2.6 % $28.32 $58,910 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.28 $18.84 $25.66 $34.79 $45.40
Annual Wage (2) $29,700 $39,190 $53,360 $72,360 $94,430


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 6,050 3.85 $27.56 $57,310
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,870 0.06 $29.40 $61,150
Local Government (OES Designation) 940 0.02 $27.79 $57,810
State Government (OES Designation) 880 0.04 $25.33 $52,680
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 350 0.02 $39.40 $81,940

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 6,050 3.85 $27.56 $57,310
Other Information Services 180 0.07 $38.57 $80,230
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,870 0.06 $29.40 $61,150
State Government (OES Designation) 880 0.04 $25.33 $52,680
Grantmaking and Giving Services 50 0.04 $26.28 $54,670

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) 350 0.02 $39.40 $81,940
Other Information Services 180 0.07 $38.57 $80,230
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 (7) $35.36 $73,550
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $30.91 $64,280
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,870 0.06 $29.40 $61,150


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 1,310 0.14 1.81 $39.01 $81,140
California 1,020 0.06 0.81 $33.89 $70,480
Massachusetts 590 0.17 2.13 $28.84 $59,980
Pennsylvania 540 0.09 1.19 $27.30 $56,780
Texas 540 0.05 0.58 $27.38 $56,950




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 90 0.34 4.26 $22.62 $47,050
Montana 100 0.21 2.67 $19.36 $40,270
South Dakota 80 0.19 2.40 $24.99 $51,970
District of Columbia 130 0.18 2.30 $43.40 $90,260
Alaska 60 0.18 2.21 $31.11 $64,700




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 130 0.18 2.30 $43.40 $90,260
New York 1,310 0.14 1.81 $39.01 $81,140
California 1,020 0.06 0.81 $33.89 $70,480
New Jersey 120 0.03 0.38 $32.57 $67,750
Illinois 370 0.06 0.79 $31.36 $65,220





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 990 0.15 1.89 $43.17 $89,800
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 410 0.23 2.87 $28.73 $59,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.09 1.15 $36.25 $75,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 270 0.11 1.34 $38.90 $80,910
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 0.88 $32.13 $66,830
Columbus, OH 230 0.22 2.81 $20.04 $41,690
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 190 0.22 2.74 $29.90 $62,200
Raleigh, NC 160 0.27 3.41 $20.16 $41,940
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.14 1.74 $44.70 $92,980
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 150 0.08 0.97 $26.33 $54,760




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)
Santa Fe, NM 30 0.49 6.17 $26.53 $55,190
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 40 0.28 3.53 $32.69 $67,990
Raleigh, NC 160 0.27 3.41 $20.16 $41,940
Tucson, AZ 90 0.25 3.15 $25.12 $52,240
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 410 0.23 2.87 $28.73 $59,750
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 190 0.22 2.74 $29.90 $62,200
Columbus, OH 230 0.22 2.81 $20.04 $41,690
Madison, WI 80 0.20 2.54 $25.44 $52,910
Portland-South Portland, ME 40 0.18 2.23 $22.26 $46,290
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 100 0.18 2.28 $19.63 $40,840




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)
Ann Arbor, MI (8) (8) (8) $53.70 $111,700
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.14 1.74 $44.70 $92,980
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 990 0.15 1.89 $43.17 $89,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 270 0.11 1.34 $38.90 $80,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.09 1.15 $36.25 $75,410
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 70 0.16 2.02 $36.12 $75,140
Springfield, MA-CT 40 0.12 1.48 $34.95 $72,700
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.62 $34.88 $72,560
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.45 $33.42 $69,510
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.07 0.93 $32.72 $68,050

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 0.26 3.26 $24.39 $50,720
Northwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 1.07 13.39 $18.77 $39,040
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.64 8.10 $26.73 $55,590
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 3.54 $20.67 $42,990
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 2.24 $22.77 $47,360

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)
Northwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 1.07 13.39 $18.77 $39,040
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.64 8.10 $26.73 $55,590
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 3.54 $20.67 $42,990
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 3.26 $24.39 $50,720
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 2.24 $22.77 $47,360

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)
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.64 8.10 $26.73 $55,590
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 3.26 $24.39 $50,720
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 2.24 $22.77 $47,360
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 3.54 $20.67 $42,990
Northwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 1.07 13.39 $18.77 $39,040


About May 2016 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 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017