The average hourly pay for an Archaeologist is $19.91.
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Job Description for Archaeologist
While the popular image of the profession might be informed in the public eye by the Indiana Jones movies, there's little of the swashbuckling and danger involved in being an actual archaeologist. Many persons who work as archaeologists are not even employed by universities. More and more, construction and civil engineering companies are finding the need for having archaeologists on staff. Public works departments in city and state government are also likely to employ archaeologists. These emplo…Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries for Archaeologist
The top respondents for the job title Archaeologist are from the companies Aecom Corporation, Swca Environmental Consultants, Inc. and TRC Companies, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at TRC Companies, Inc. where the average pay is $23.50. Swca Environmental Consultants, Inc. pays the lowest at around $18.91.
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Skills in Technical Writing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Research Analysis, Project Management and Environmental Consulting are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Archaeologist
An entry-level Archaeologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.92 based on 10 salaries. An early career Archaeologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.18 based on 135 salaries. A mid-career Archaeologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.92 based on 121 salaries. An experienced Archaeologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.51 based on 106 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $22.
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Employees with Archaeologist in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 8.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (4.4% more) and Sacramento, California (3.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (21.0% less), Phoenix, Arizona (6.3% less) and Honolulu, Hawaii (5.1% less).
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