Curators in California
Is California a good place for you to work as a Curator?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Curators in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Curators in California is growing faster than average.
Curators in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Curators Work in California?
There were approximately 1,140 workers employed as Curators in this state in 2018.
There were 910 Curators employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 230 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 150 Curators working in it, which means California has more Curators than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Curators in this state are growing at a rate of 18.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 13.7%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 140 annual job openings, and 1,300 total jobs in 2026 for Curators in this state.
Nationwide, the prediction is 1,500 annual jobs and 14,100 total jobs in 2026.
What do Curators Make in California?
In 2018 wages for Curators ranged from $35,490 to $107,060 with $60,640 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.06 to $51.47. The median hourly rate was $29.15.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $31.06 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate declined by $1.91.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California Metros for Curators
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Curators.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||520||$61,160|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||250||$78,010|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||100||$46,950|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||60||$54,510|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||40||$60,760|
Top States for Curators Employment
The table below shows the states where most Curators work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Curators get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$79,370|
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- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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