7.5/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $28.90 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 2% (Totally Safe)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Fine Arts
Social Perceptiveness
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Curators' job openings is expected to rise 14.4% by 2031
'Curators' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Curators' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Curators' was $60,110, or $28.90 hourly
'Curators' are paid 31.4% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as curators?

As of 2021 there were 11,030 people employed as Curators within the United States.
This represents around 0.008% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 12 thousand people are employed as Curators.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 25-4012.00


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Mia (Small chance) says
Unless AI technology progresses at terrifying speed, curators can’t be replaced by robots as they lack the ability to feel emotion and see beauty, : two things needed to appreciate art.
Jun 13, 2020 at 11:53 PM

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