Archaeologist Salary

An Archaeologist earns an average salary of $47,008 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$31,109 - $71,286
(Median)
$31K
$47K
$71K
MEDIAN: $47,007
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90%

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$12.20 - $25.89
(Median)
$12
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,109 - $71,286  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,007  
Total Pay (?
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$28,959 - $69,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 179
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.20 - $25.89  
   
Overtime
$20.61 - $41.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,007  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,959 - $69,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113

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Job Description for Archaeologist

Archeologists are involved in field work and lab work. They must be physically fit because they are often involved in excavating a work site. They may have to dig or transport materials in harsh environments with extreme temperatures and weather conditions. Archeologists must have a strong math background; particularly in statistics. It is also important that they have good writing and communication skills. They write reports on their findings which may be submitted to scientific or academic journals. Archeologists use many excavation tools as well as technological tools for their job.

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Archaeologist Tasks

  • Plan, develop, and perform laboratory and field work.
  • Monitor field work.
  • Evaluate proposals and budgets.
  • Ensure compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Supervise archaeological excavation areas and the restoration and stabilization of the area.

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Pay by Experience Level for Archaeologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Archaeologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 59%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Archaeologist Salaries


Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$44,000

Technical Writing
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 22%