Archaeologist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$62,000
$38,000
$62,000
$101,000
Did you know that the average Archaeologist makes $62,764 per year? That's valued at $30.18 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $38,000 and $101,000, meaning Archaeologists have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most Archaeologists find a job with Construction and Professional companies, while others work for Finance, Retail, and Technology companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Alaska, Massachusetts and Rhode Island are the top states in the U.S. to pay Archaeologists the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Albany, NY
$82,043
Newark, DE
$79,483
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Map of Archaeologist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Archaeologists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Archaeologist Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for an Archaeologist is roughly $62,764 per year, which boils down to $30.18 per hour. Interestingly enough, Archaeologists have the highest salaries in Glastonbury, CT at about $83,722 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Glastonbury, CT is $45,000. Additionally, Archaeologists make more than the average salary in Albany, NY, Newark, DE, Baltimore, MD, Houston, TX, and Lafayette, LA. On a more broad level, Archaeologist salaries are highest in Alaska, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, and New York. On the contrary, Idaho, South Dakota, and Wyoming offer the lowest Archaeologist salaries.

Average Archaeologist Salary By Company

To earn a high income as an Archaeologist, working for Raba-Kistner Consultants or ICF might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Epsilon Systems Solutions and Colville Tribes report highly competitive salaries for Archaeologists.

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Average Archaeologist Pay By Industry

As we previously stated, Archaeologist salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that Finance, Retail, and Technology companies tend to offer much higher salaries for Archaeologists. For example, Archaeologists make a whopping average salary of $79,300 while working for Finance companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $67,820 at Retail companies and $61,491 at Technology companies. But Archaeologists may want to avoid working in the Construction industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $57,580.

Industry
Average Salary
Finance
Finance
$79,300
$79k
Retail
Retail
$67,820
$68k
Technology
Technology
$61,491
$61k
Professional
Professional
$61,375
$61k
Construction
Construction
$57,580
$58k

Archaeologist Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Recently Added Archaeologist Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
State of South Dakota
State of South Dakota
Review and Compliance Archaeologist
Review and Compliance Archaeologist
Review and Compliance Archaeologist
07/22/2020
07/22/2020
$41,740
$41,740
07/22/2020
Archaeologist (Direct)
Archaeologist (Direct)
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$62,236
$62,236
06/28/2020
National Older Worker Career Center
National Older Worker Career Center
Archaeologist
Archaeologist
Archaeologist
06/13/2020
06/13/2020
$52,175
$52,175
06/13/2020
Virginia State Government
Virginia State Government
Project Review Archaeologist #00061
Project Review Archaeologist #00061
Project Review Archaeologist #00061
04/09/2020
04/09/2020
$59,000
$59,000
04/09/2020
Virginia State Government
Virginia State Government
Project Review Archaeologist #00061
Project Review Archaeologist #00061
Project Review Archaeologist #00061
03/06/2020
03/06/2020
$59,000
$59,000
03/06/2020
Senior Archaeologist
Senior Archaeologist
02/21/2020
02/21/2020
$60,000
$60,000
02/21/2020
Senior Archaeologist
Senior Archaeologist
02/21/2020
02/21/2020
$60,000
$60,000
02/21/2020
Firstcarbon Solutions
Firstcarbon Solutions
Archaeologist Field Monitor
Archaeologist Field Monitor
Archaeologist Field Monitor
02/12/2020
02/12/2020
$39,653
$39,653
02/12/2020
Firstcarbon Solutions
Firstcarbon Solutions
Archaeologist
Archaeologist
Archaeologist
01/24/2020
01/24/2020
$39,653
$39,653
01/24/2020
Colorado State University
Colorado State University
Archaeologist
Archaeologist
Archaeologist
01/15/2020
01/15/2020
$40,000
$40,000
01/15/2020