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Curators in California

Is California a good place for you to work as a Curator?

18.2% Jobs Projection
$60,640 Median Salary
140 Job Openings

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.

Curators in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 150 Curators working in it, which means California has more Curators than average.

Curators in CA vs. the Average State

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%.

Job Projections for Curators: Nation vs. CA

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.

Curators Earnings: CA vs. National Average

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
New York 1,570 $66,400
California 1,140 $60,640
Texas 680 $51,000
Florida 680 $40,590
Pennsylvania 670 $48,450
North Carolina 590 $43,640
Massachusetts 520 $63,810
Ohio 380 $49,980
Illinois 380 $49,680
Michigan 370 $46,300
Virginia 300 $60,920
Georgia 240 $43,230
Arizona 230 $56,050
Connecticut 230 $66,530
Washington 220 $61,640
Missouri 220 $59,150
Colorado 220 $58,650
Indiana 210 $41,320
Wisconsin 210 $49,590
Minnesota 200 $47,440

Below are the states where Curators get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $79,370
Connecticut $66,530
New York $66,400
Alaska $66,000
New Jersey $65,620
Massachusetts $63,810
Maryland $63,240
Washington $61,640
Virginia $60,920
California $60,640

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