Archaeologists rate their happiness above average.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, archaeologists rate their career happiness 3.6 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 23% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy archaeologists are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Humanitarian
3.8
$35k
Neuropsychologist
3.7
$102k
Curator
3.7
$53k
Anthropologist
3.7
$64k
Archaeologist
3.6
$64k
Historian
3.6
$64k
Museum conservator
3.5
$44k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are archaeologists happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do archaeologists find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as archaeologists?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are archaeologist’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are archaeologists making the best use of their abilities?

Are archaeologists happy with their salary?