2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Archeologists conduct research to reconstruct record of past human life and culture from human remains, artifacts, architectural features, and structures recovered through excavation, underwater recovery, or other means of discovery.
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- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Archeologists with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $40,800 to $51,170 per year or $20 to $25 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Archeologists to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$49||$102,770|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$41||$84,560|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$32||$66,130|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$25||$51,170|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$20||$40,800|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as an Archeologist is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Archeologists are in the states of NY, AK, HI, IL and ID.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Federal Executive Branch||$82040||$39.44|
|Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services||$73480||$35.33|
|Scientific Research and Development Services||$67240||$32.33|
|Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services||$66540||$31.99|
|Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions||$64040||$30.79|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$58300||$28.03|