Museum Curator - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Museum Curator"How much does a Museum Curator in the federal government get paid? $106,764.26* *Based on the 2020 average.
Museum Curator was the 280th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 344 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled Museum Curator, with an average salary of $84,329.
Government Museum Curator jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Museum Curator job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
This occupation includes all classes of positions the primary duties of which are to administer, supervise or perform professional work related to research, collections and exhibits in Federal museums, when such work is not classifiable in other professional, scientific, or historical occupation.
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.
Agencies that have hired a Museum Curator
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|National Park Service||141||$84,328.71|
|Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust)||118||$123,309.92|
|National Gallery of Art||28||$135,563.18|
|National Archives and Records Administration||13||$113,953.00|
|Department of State||9||$133,627.56|
|Office of the Secretary of the Interior||5||$90,595.20|
|U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum||4||$134,845.00|
|Bureau of Land Management||3||$94,721.00|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||3||$118,420.00|
|Customs and Border Protection||3||$108,267.50|
|U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||2||$97,038.00|
|Drug Enforcement Administration||2||$103,825.50|
|Bureau of Engraving and Printing||2||$110,795.00|
|U.S. Coast Guard||2||$106,079.00|
|Bureau of Reclamation||1||$120,035.00|
|Health Resources and Services Administration||1||$94,626.00|
|National Institutes of Health||1||$133,465.00|
Museum Curator Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Museum Curator is $106,764.26. The highest paid Museum Curator made $197,184 in 2020.
Common Museum Curator Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Museum Curator Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||334|
|SL - Senior Level Positions||7|
|GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions||2|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$34,649.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Professional and Scientific|
|Occupation Family:||1000 INFORMATION AND ARTS GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade
GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Museum Curator jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Quality Assurance||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Education Program||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Criminal Investigation||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Land Law Examining||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Metallurgy||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
Average Museum Curator Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for a Museum Curator was $78,867. Since then, the average pay has increased to $106,764 in 2020.
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