Average Archaeologist Hourly Pay

$15 - $27
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The average hourly pay for an Archaeologist is $19.91.
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $27
$201 - $4,966
Profit Sharing
$550 - $3,300
Total Pay
$31,485 - $72,351

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Job Description for Archaeologist

Job Satisfaction for Archaeologist

3.6 out of 5
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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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Popular Skills for Archaeologist

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.
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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