How much does a Museum Curator - Higher Ed. make in the United States? The average Museum Curator - Higher Ed. salary in the United States is $65,981 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $56,304 and $79,195. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Museum Curator - Higher Ed. Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Museum Curator - Higher Ed. Salary $47,494 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Museum Curator - Higher Ed. Salary $56,304 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Museum Curator - Higher Ed. Salary $65,981 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Museum Curator - Higher Ed. Salary $79,195 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Museum Curator - Higher Ed. Salary $91,226 US June 27, 2024
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Initiative: Taking decisive action and initiating plans independently to address problems, improve professional life, and achieve goals.

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Microsoft Office: Microsoft Office is a suite of desktop productivity applications that is designed by Microsoft for business use. You can create documents containing text and images, work with data in spreadsheets and databases, create presentations and posters.

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Futures: Futures are derivative financial contracts obligating the buyer to purchase an asset or the seller to sell an asset at a predetermined future date and set price.

Initiative 7.26%
Microsoft Office 2.42%
Futures 1.61%
Others 88.71%
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Job Description for Museum Curator - Higher Ed.

Museum Curator - Higher Ed. determines the level of care for the museum's entire collection. Evaluates and catalogs new collections according to department and library procedures. Being a Museum Curator - Higher Ed. maintains the environment and security of the collection storage and facilitates research use of collections. Contacts benefactors and writes grant proposals to increase museum funding. Additionally, Museum Curator - Higher Ed. requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a head of a unit/department. The Museum Curator - Higher Ed. manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Museum Curator - Higher Ed. typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Museum Curator - Higher Ed. salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Museum Curator - Higher Ed., the highest Museum Curator - Higher Ed. salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Museum Curator - Higher Ed. salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Museum Curator - Higher Ed. salary is in Miami, FL, where the Museum Curator - Higher Ed. salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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