Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
10,340 2.3 % $25.74 $53,540 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.78 $17.38 $23.46 $32.22 $42.01
Annual Wage (2) $26,580 $36,150 $48,800 $67,030 $87,380


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 5,680 4.37 $24.52 $51,010
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,600 0.06 $27.73 $57,680
Local Government (OES Designation) 960 0.02 $25.24 $52,500
State Government (OES Designation) 690 0.03 $23.77 $49,440
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 360 0.02 $37.62 $78,240

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 5,680 4.37 $24.52 $51,010
Other Information Services 150 0.10 $32.55 $67,700
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 250 0.09 $18.70 $38,890
Grantmaking and Giving Services 90 0.07 $43.88 $91,270
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,600 0.06 $27.73 $57,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 90 0.07 $43.88 $91,270
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 360 0.02 $37.62 $78,240
Other Information Services 150 0.10 $32.55 $67,700
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $31.02 $64,520
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $28.89 $60,090


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 1,040 0.12 1.53 $32.09 $66,750
California 900 0.06 0.79 $31.91 $66,360
Massachusetts 570 0.18 2.25 $29.27 $60,880
Texas 540 0.05 0.65 $25.18 $52,360
Illinois 480 0.09 1.06 $20.66 $42,970




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)
District of Columbia 250 0.39 4.88 $31.33 $65,170
Wyoming 70 0.27 3.35 $23.31 $48,490
South Dakota 90 0.24 2.99 $20.30 $42,230
Montana 100 0.23 2.80 $15.63 $32,510
Vermont 60 0.19 2.38 $23.30 $48,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,040 0.12 1.53 $32.09 $66,750
California 900 0.06 0.79 $31.91 $66,360
District of Columbia 250 0.39 4.88 $31.33 $65,170
Connecticut 150 0.09 1.17 $30.89 $64,250
Massachusetts 570 0.18 2.25 $29.27 $60,880





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 690 0.14 1.68 $36.43 $75,770
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 430 0.26 3.20 $30.34 $63,110
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 400 0.11 1.37 $20.94 $43,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 340 0.15 1.83 $30.57 $63,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 0.86 $34.63 $72,030
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.16 2.01 $36.66 $76,260
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 160 0.30 3.78 $17.70 $36,820
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 150 0.09 1.06 $21.35 $44,410
Baltimore-Towson, MD 140 0.11 1.38 $26.21 $54,520
Pittsburgh, PA 130 0.12 1.47 $20.71 $43,080




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 40 0.63 7.76 $25.84 $53,740
Pueblo, CO 30 0.55 6.88 $12.35 $25,680
Boulder, CO 50 0.32 4.03 $20.56 $42,760
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 160 0.30 3.78 $17.70 $36,820
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 430 0.26 3.20 $30.34 $63,110
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 30 0.25 3.10 $21.18 $44,060
Lincoln, NE 40 0.22 2.76 $27.99 $58,210
New Haven, CT 60 0.21 2.62 $37.23 $77,450
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 80 0.19 2.37 $30.87 $64,210
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 30 0.18 2.24 $23.45 $48,770




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)
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.05 0.61 $42.38 $88,140
New Haven, CT 60 0.21 2.62 $37.23 $77,450
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.16 2.01 $36.66 $76,260
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 690 0.14 1.68 $36.43 $75,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 0.86 $34.63 $72,030
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 70 0.09 1.07 $33.79 $70,290
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.04 0.44 $32.56 $67,730
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 70 0.08 1.05 $32.48 $67,550
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 50 0.05 0.68 $32.39 $67,370
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.06 0.80 $32.17 $66,920

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)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 3.72 $17.77 $36,950
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 3.14 $22.55 $46,910
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 4.23 $18.95 $39,430
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 4.11 $15.38 $31,990
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.10 1.25 $20.23 $42,080

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 30 0.84 10.42 $21.29 $44,270
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.74 9.13 $18.88 $39,260
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 4.23 $18.95 $39,430
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 4.11 $15.38 $31,990
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 3.72 $17.77 $36,950

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.82 $49,550
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 3.14 $22.55 $46,910
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 2.45 $21.83 $45,400
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.84 10.42 $21.29 $44,270
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.10 1.25 $20.23 $42,080


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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