Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
10,910 3.8 % $26.74 $55,620 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.68 $17.92 $24.30 $33.19 $42.30
Annual Wage (2) $28,450 $37,270 $50,550 $69,030 $87,980


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 5,950 4.26 $25.92 $53,910
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,750 0.06 $28.30 $58,860
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,010 0.02 $23.80 $49,500
State Government (OES Designation) 750 0.03 $25.60 $53,240
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 350 0.02 $38.08 $79,200

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 5,950 4.26 $25.92 $53,910
Other Information Services 120 0.07 $33.57 $69,830
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,750 0.06 $28.30 $58,860
Civic and Social Organizations 140 0.04 $25.29 $52,610
State Government (OES Designation) 750 0.03 $25.60 $53,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $45.98 $95,640
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 350 0.02 $38.08 $79,200
Other Information Services 120 0.07 $33.57 $69,830
Scientific Research and Development Services 90 0.01 $30.79 $64,050
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,750 0.06 $28.30 $58,860


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 0.18 2.13 $32.42 $67,430
California 910 0.06 0.75 $34.35 $71,440
Massachusetts 520 0.16 1.93 $28.92 $60,150
Texas 470 0.04 0.52 $24.35 $50,650
Pennsylvania 460 0.08 0.99 $24.94 $51,880




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 190 0.68 8.25 $19.65 $40,880
District of Columbia 180 0.28 3.37 $35.22 $73,260
South Dakota 90 0.21 2.58 $21.48 $44,680
Rhode Island 100 0.21 2.54 $28.61 $59,510
Montana 80 0.19 2.29 $17.06 $35,490




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 180 0.28 3.37 $35.22 $73,260
Connecticut 170 0.10 1.25 $34.56 $71,890
California 910 0.06 0.75 $34.35 $71,440
New York 1,510 0.18 2.13 $32.42 $67,430
Massachusetts 520 0.16 1.93 $28.92 $60,150





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 1,090 0.21 2.53 $35.48 $73,790
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 380 0.22 2.67 $31.31 $65,130
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 320 0.09 1.04 $24.88 $51,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.07 0.88 $33.72 $70,130
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 260 0.11 1.33 $34.56 $71,890
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.22 2.71 (8) (8)
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 130 0.18 2.24 $24.60 $51,160
Baltimore-Towson, MD 130 0.10 1.22 $25.60 $53,240
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 120 0.04 0.53 $20.65 $42,960
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.06 0.77 $32.17 $66,910




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 7.67 $25.55 $53,130
Boulder, CO 50 0.31 3.74 $16.55 $34,430
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 80 0.27 3.27 $28.67 $59,620
Tucson, AZ 80 0.24 2.89 $23.03 $47,910
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 100 0.23 2.85 $28.76 $59,830
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 380 0.22 2.67 $31.31 $65,130
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.22 2.71 (8) (8)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.21 2.53 $35.48 $73,790
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 110 0.21 2.56 $24.47 $50,900
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 110 0.20 2.44 $27.24 $56,650




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.21 2.53 $35.48 $73,790
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 40 0.08 0.95 $35.02 $72,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 260 0.11 1.33 $34.56 $71,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.07 0.88 $33.72 $70,130
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 90 0.07 0.89 $33.32 $69,300
Rochester, NY 50 0.10 1.25 $32.87 $68,370
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.06 0.77 $32.17 $66,910
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 50 0.13 1.52 $32.00 $66,550
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 380 0.22 2.67 $31.31 $65,130
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 70 0.07 0.80 $31.17 $64,830

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.13 1.54 $18.53 $38,550
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 3.32 $20.64 $42,930
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 1.04 12.69 $20.85 $43,360
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 2.01 $26.61 $55,340
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 2.99 $29.99 $62,370

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 40 1.04 12.69 $20.85 $43,360
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 3.81 $20.08 $41,760
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 3.32 $20.64 $42,930
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 2.99 $29.99 $62,370
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 2.01 $26.61 $55,340

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 0.25 2.99 $29.99 $62,370
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 2.01 $26.61 $55,340
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.85 $51,690
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.97 $43,610
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 1.04 12.69 $20.85 $43,360


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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