Salary is one factor that leads to overall satisfaction in a career.
After graduation, archaeology graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $83,568, while the bottom 20% make closer to $24,285. The median grad salary is $45,050.
Archaeology graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in archaeology is $34,026, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $42,229.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for archaeology graduates
The highest paying career for archaeology graduates is archaeologist, with top salaries averaging around $66,810.
As per most recent US census
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