Salary for Archeologists

Also known as:  Anthropologist, Applied Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Ethnoarchaeologist, Medical Anthropologist, Physical Anthropologist, Political Anthropologist, Research Anthropologist, Research Archaeologist

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Archeologists examine, categorize and study historical artifacts, human remains, structures, and architectural features to increase our understanding of previous times and cultures. Their work may involve meticulous and careful excavations, photography and sketching of artifacts, and detailed record keeping which reports the exact location, position, and condition in which items or remains were discovered. These professional validate the authenticity of historical artifacts, and assess their potential significance. They may work in various areas to recover items of archeological importance, including underwater recovery sites and excavations of buried sites. Graduate education is generally required for this field.

An Archeologist usually gets a compensation ranging from 40000 and 60000 based on levels of tenure. Archeologists receive an average salary of Fifty Three Thousand Two Hundred dollars per annum.

Archeologists make the most money in the District of Columbia, where they can receive pay of close to $92570. Professionals that work in these jobs obtain the highest salaries in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can earn pay of $68320.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 11.74 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Archeologists tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $68,320
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $51,480
Educational Services $49,320
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $49,090
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $49,090
Educational Services $49,320
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $51,480
Public Administration $68,320
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