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Careers in Art History and Salaries

Careers in Art History, as an area of study and as a professional field of work, is divided into several areas that are not limited to but include:

  • College and University teaching, Ph.D. required (average salary Full Professor - $98, 974)
  • Museum Curatorial practices M.A. required (average salary $58, 680)
  • Museum Director, Ph.D. required (average salary $253, 486)
  • Exhibition Design, M.A. required (average salary $65,000)
  • Scholarly Research and Publication of Books, articles and catalogs, consulting -  M.A. or Ph.D. required (average annual salary can vary from less than zero to $50,000 annually on top of salary)
  • Gallery and Commercial Art Venues, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (range from minimum wage to $100,000)
  • Expertise and sales at Auction Houses and Art Appraisal Corporations - B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (minimum wage to $265,000)
  • Art Criticism and Journalism - B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (less than zero to anywhere from $50,000-75,000)
  • Public Arts Projects Management - B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (minimum wage to $150,000)
  • Art Book Editing - B.A., M.A., Ph.D. ($45,000 - $75,000)
  • Art Transport - wide range
  • Art Insurance - B.A. - (salary range - $27,000-75,000)
  • Art Law, B.A., M.A., J.D. - wide range - $43,000- 93,000)
  • Art Conservation (overlaps with Studio Art and Chemistry). B.A., M.A., M.F.A., Ph.D. - salary range - $32,000-$67,000