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Occupation Title: Curators

Description: 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.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 25-4012

Sample Job Titles: Curator, Collections Curator, Museum curator, Associate Curator, Exhibits Curator, Curator of Education, Curator of Photography and Prints, Museum Curator, Director of Collections and Archives, Director of Exhibit Development, Herbarium Curator, Manager of Exhibitions and Collections, Museum Director, Gallery Director. 

 Salary Chart Curators

Estimated Total Employment*
2008: 10,820
2009: 10,410
2010: 10,550
2011: 10,340
2012: 10,370

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 6,300
Projected Growth (2010-2020): 20-28%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

Suggested citation: Association of American Geographers, Jobs & Careers Website, Salary Data and Trends, http://www.aag.org/cs/salary_data_and_trends/salary_data_and_trends_overview (accessed mm//dd/yyyy).