Archaeologist Salary in the US

$56,250
per year
per month
$4,690
per month
per year
Bonus
$1,600/year
Bonus
$130/month

Archaeologist - Average Salary

The average salary for an Archaeologist is $56,250 per year ($4,690 per month), which is $2,760 (+5%) higher than the average salary in the United States.
An Archaeologist can expect an average starting salary of $39,430. The highest salaries can exceed $81,420.
$39,430
Low
$56,250
Average salary
$81,420
High
$3,290
Low
$4,690
Average salary
$6,790
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$43,400
$86,720
Salary$39,430 - 81,420
Bonus$0 - 5,300
Total Pay$39,430 - 86,720
$0
$3,620
$7,230
Salary$3,290 - 6,790
Bonus$0 - 440
Total Pay$3,290 - 7,230

Archaeologist Salary Range

Low
$39,430
Average salary
$56,250
Senior
$65,470
High
$81,420
Low
$3,290
Average salary
$4,690
Senior
$5,460
High
$6,790
Among Archaeologists in the U.S., forensic archaeologists and archaeologists with a PHD boast the highest annual earnings.

Archaeologist - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Archaeologist PHD$65K/year
+15% 
Forensic Archaeologist$61K/year
+8% 
Marine Archaeologist$57K/year
+2% 

Archaeologist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Archaeologist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $46,250 per year. A mid level Archaeologist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $56,870, while a Senior Archaeologist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $64,800. Archaeologists with more than 20 years of experience earn $74,690 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Archaeologist

Late Career▲ +33%
Senior▲ +15%
Mid Level▲ +1%
Average Salary$56,250/year
Entry Level▼ -18%

Gender Breakdown

Female
57%
Male
43%

Archaeologist - Jobs by Location

Archaeologist - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Archaeologist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Archaeologist

How much does an Archaeologist make in the US?
An Archaeologist in the US earns an average of $56,250 gross per year, which is about $4,690 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Archaeologist updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for an Archaeologist in the US?
The starting salary of an Archaeologist in the US is around $39,430 gross per year.
What is the highest salary for an Archaeologist in the US?
The highest salary of an Archaeologist in the US can reach and exceed $81,420 gross per year. Forensic archaeologists and archaeologists with a PHD usually have the highest salaries.
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