How much does a Curatorial Assistant make?

Updated Jun 21, 2021
$45,338 /yr
Average Base Pay

134 salaries

$29k

Low

$45k

Average

$71k

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Curatorial Assistant is $45,338 in United States. Filter by location to see Curatorial Assistant salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 134 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Curatorial Assistant employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Assistant Curator$54,428 /yr
L3
Curator Supervisor$46,217 /yr
L4
Lead Curator$43,143 /yr
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Moma
3.8

Moma

Curatorial Assistant

$61,171

 /yr
Range: $55k - $137k
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$55k

$137k

$55,326 - $136,605 Range

Brooklyn Museum
3.4

Brooklyn Museum

Curatorial Assistant

$39,114

 /yr
Range: $35k - $60k

$35k

$60k

$34,976 - $59,907 Range

Denver Art Museum
3.9

Denver Art Museum

Curatorial Assistant

$40,736

 /yr
Range: $37k - $73k

$37k

$73k

$37,450 - $73,428 Range

Smithsonian
4

Smithsonian

Curatorial Assistant

$75,342

 /yr
Range: $61k - $148k

$61k

$148k

$60,594 - $148,000 Range

Whitney Museum
3.5

Whitney Museum

Curatorial Assistant

$41,489

 /yr
Range: $33k - $60k

$33k

$60k

$33,323 - $59,567 Range

Harvard University
4.4

Harvard University

Curatorial Assistant

$43,911

 /yr
Range: $42k - $84k

$42k

$84k

$42,413 - $84,370 Range

Carnegie Museum of Art
2.7

Carnegie Museum of Art

Curatorial Assistant

$34,588

 /yr
Range: $31k - $40k

$31k

$40k

$31,221 - $39,900 Range

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National Gallery of Art
3.7

National Gallery of Art

Curatorial Assistant

$71,523

 /yr
Range: $65k - $97k

$65k

$97k

$64,882 - $97,031 Range

Museum Of Contemporary Art
2.7

Museum Of Contemporary Art

Curatorial Assistant

$69,853

 /yr
Range: $34k - $116k

$34k

$116k

$34,189 - $116,228 Range

High Museum of Art
3

High Museum of Art

Curatorial Assistant - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $15 - $21

$15

$21

$15 - $21 Range

Cincinnati Art Museum
3.2

Cincinnati Art Museum

Curatorial Assistant

$37,280

 /yr
Range: $37k - $42k

$37k

$42k

$36,599 - $42,451 Range

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Curatorial Assistant - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $21 - $22

$21

$22

$21 - $22 Range

4.4

American Federation Of Arts

Curatorial Assistant

$35,418

 /yr
Range: $33k - $75k

$33k

$75k

$33,399 - $74,744 Range

Harvard University
4.4

Harvard University

Curatorial Assistant - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $10 - $16

$10

$16

$10 - $16 Range

Yale University
4.4

Yale University

Curatorial Assistant

$53,367

 /yr
Range: $45k - $87k

$45k

$87k

$45,328 - $87,084 Range

University of Virginia
4.3

University of Virginia

Curatorial Assistant

$43,967

 /yr
Range: $40k - $60k

$40k

$60k

$40,329 - $59,642 Range

Brown University
4.4

Brown University

Curatorial Assistant

$33,637

 /yr
Range: $6k - $70k

$6k

$70k

$5,536 - $69,611 Range

California Academy of Sciences
4

California Academy of Sciences

Curatorial Assistant

$86,470

 /yr
Range: $54k - $88k

$54k

$88k

$53,530 - $87,732 Range

The Pace Gallery
2.4

The Pace Gallery

Curatorial Assistant

$56,629

 /yr
Range: $55k - $78k

$55k

$78k

$54,747 - $78,271 Range

Museum of the Bible
2.2

Museum of the Bible

Curatorial Assistant

$65,951

 /yr
Range: $44k - $67k

$44k

$67k

$43,730 - $66,843 Range

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