I just stumbled on this link now, so unfortunately it didn't make the roundup. It's the evocatively titled Stressful Jobs That Pay Badly from CNN.com. Curator clocks in at number 12, with a median salary of $46,500 and 89% of curators saying they're stressed.
Clearly curators make more money than museos in other parts of the field (certainly more than educators!), but then I would also surmise that they're more likely to have several post-graduate degrees. While $46K still a low salary for someone with several MAs or a PhD, it's definitely a living wage.
Note to self: get out of education and into curatorial work as soon as possible.
2 years ago