Salary for Archeologists

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This occupation has now been updated to Anthropologists and 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.

A Archeologist earns a pay level between $40,800 to $102,770 depending on levels of tenure. usually receive an average salary of sixty-nine thousand nine hundred and sixty dollars per annum.

have the best average pay in New York, which has normal pay levels of near $92,710. People in this job function are paid most highly in Public Administration, where they can get pay levels, on average, of $77,700.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 42.08 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Archeologists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$77,700
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$67,800
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$64,040
Educational Services
$57,050

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
$57,050
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$64,040
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$67,800
Public Administration
$77,700