Career Attributes

  • $42,926
  • 7,600
  • 3.7
  • 3.9%
  • Doctorate degree
  • Anthropology And Archeology
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How much does an Archaeologist make in the United States?

Average Archaeologist Yearly Salary in the United States

Archaeologists earn an average yearly salary of $42,927. Salaries typically start from $19,777 and go up to $68,527.

Average Archaeologist Hourly Wage in the United States

Archaeologists earn an average hourly wage of $20.64. Hourly wages typically start from $9.51 and go up to $32.95.

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

50%
Full-Time
50%
Part-Time

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Archaeologist demographics

Salary Satisfaction

2.6
SCORE
259
RATINGS
Archaeologists average a score of 2.6 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Archaeologists in the 10th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Archaeologist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Archaeologist Earnings

The highest earning Archaeologists in the United States earn:

$32.95
an hour
$68,526.7
per year
Senior Archaeologist Earnings

Senior Archaeologists in the United States earn:

$25.04
an hour
$52,091.9
per year
Experienced Archaeologist Earnings

Experienced Archaeologists in the United States earn:

$19.11
an hour
$39,753.9
per year
Junior Archaeologist Earnings

Junior Archaeologists in the United States earn:

$14.77
an hour
$30,730.2
per year
Starting Archaeologist Earnings

Starting Archaeologists in the United States earn:

$9.51
an hour
$19,776.7
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Archaeologist Salary Comparison

Archaeologists earn more than 33% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Urban Planner Salary $64k
Historian Salary $51k
Anthropologist Salary $50k
Psychologist Salary $48k
Embalmer Salary $45k
Archaeologist Salary $42k
Museum Conservator Salary $38k
Curator Salary $38k
Archivist Salary $36k
Humanitarian Salary $33k
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Archaeologist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Archaeologist Salary in United States $20.64 $42,926.8 # 1
Archaeologist Salary in California $16.43 $34,168 # 2

Career Attributes

  • $42,926
  • 7,600
  • 3.7
  • 3.9%
  • Doctorate degree
  • Anthropology And Archeology
More Attributes