Average Paleontologist Salary

$58,688
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,000
Bonus
$75
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Paleontologist is $58,688.
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$28k
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$59k
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$130k
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MEDIAN $58,688
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United States (change)
Salary
$28k - $130k
Bonus
$0 - $2k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $75
Total Pay
$20k - $110k

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Career Paths

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Paleontologist
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Pay by Experience Level for Paleontologist

An early career Paleontologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $59,237 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career Paleontologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 6 salaries.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 19 survey responses.
Early Career
68.4%
Mid Career
31.6%