Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
11,200 2.8 % $27.26 $56,690 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.87 $18.22 $24.65 $33.63 $43.20
Annual Wage (2) $28,860 $37,900 $51,280 $69,950 $89,850


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 6,020 4.13 $26.76 $55,670
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,850 0.06 $28.71 $59,710
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,010 0.02 $24.58 $51,120
State Government (OES Designation) 840 0.04 $25.13 $52,260
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 330 0.02 $38.66 $80,420

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 6,020 4.13 $26.76 $55,670
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,850 0.06 $28.71 $59,710
Other Information Services 130 0.06 $33.41 $69,500
State Government (OES Designation) 840 0.04 $25.13 $52,260
Civic and Social Organizations 170 0.04 $26.86 $55,860

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) 330 0.02 $38.66 $80,420
Other Information Services 130 0.06 $33.41 $69,500
Scientific Research and Development Services 70 0.01 $29.32 $60,980
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,850 0.06 $28.71 $59,710
Junior Colleges 80 0.01 $27.60 $57,410


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 1,510 0.17 2.07 $33.93 $70,580
California 950 0.06 0.76 $33.26 $69,180
Massachusetts 520 0.16 1.90 $30.00 $62,390
Pennsylvania 500 0.09 1.07 $26.34 $54,790
Texas 490 0.04 0.53 $24.28 $50,490




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 170 0.60 7.23 $20.73 $43,120
South Dakota 90 0.22 2.70 $23.47 $48,820
District of Columbia 150 0.22 2.71 $41.13 $85,540
Montana 80 0.19 2.27 $18.75 $38,990
Rhode Island 80 0.17 2.10 $28.44 $59,160




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 150 0.22 2.71 $41.13 $85,540
New York 1,510 0.17 2.07 $33.93 $70,580
California 950 0.06 0.76 $33.26 $69,180
Connecticut 220 0.13 1.62 $31.16 $64,820
Massachusetts 520 0.16 1.90 $30.00 $62,390





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 1,020 0.19 2.27 $38.61 $80,310
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 390 0.22 2.62 $31.94 $66,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.08 0.97 $33.88 $70,480
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 290 0.08 0.94 $25.76 $53,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 270 0.11 1.38 $38.29 $79,650
Columbus, OH 190 0.20 2.43 $22.96 $47,750
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.16 1.96 (8) (8)
Raleigh-Cary, NC 170 0.30 3.66 $20.69 $43,040
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 160 0.09 1.05 $30.82 $64,100
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 140 0.19 2.34 $23.93 $49,770




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 0.61 7.38 $25.23 $52,490
Boulder, CO 50 0.32 3.88 $16.62 $34,570
Raleigh-Cary, NC 170 0.30 3.66 $20.69 $43,040
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 50 0.27 3.28 $26.35 $54,810
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 30 0.25 3.06 $29.09 $60,510
Tucson, AZ 90 0.25 2.99 $23.37 $48,620
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 390 0.22 2.62 $31.94 $66,430
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 70 0.22 2.70 $31.19 $64,870
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 100 0.22 2.68 $27.74 $57,710
Columbus, OH 190 0.20 2.43 $22.96 $47,750




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 30 0.16 1.91 $52.79 $109,800
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.19 2.27 $38.61 $80,310
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 270 0.11 1.38 $38.29 $79,650
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 50 0.10 1.17 $35.56 $73,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.08 0.97 $33.88 $70,480
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.06 0.70 $32.98 $68,590
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 390 0.22 2.62 $31.94 $66,430
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 70 0.22 2.70 $31.19 $64,870
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 100 0.07 0.80 $30.93 $64,340
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 160 0.09 1.05 $30.82 $64,100

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)
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 4.88 $17.10 $35,570
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.91 $24.47 $50,890
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.89 $21.71 $45,160
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 4.64 $28.00 $58,240
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 2.10 $25.90 $53,880

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 Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 4.88 $17.10 $35,570
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 4.64 $28.00 $58,240
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 2.92 $31.56 $65,630
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.89 $21.71 $45,160
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.91 $24.47 $50,890

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)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 2.92 $31.56 $65,630
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 4.64 $28.00 $58,240
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 2.10 $25.90 $53,880
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.70 $53,450
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.91 $24.47 $50,890


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015