Archeologist - Federal Salaries of 2016
Pay Rates for "Archeologist"How much does an Archeologist in the federal government get paid? $73,645.34* *Based on the 2016 average.
Archeologist was the 171st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 973 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2016, the Forest Service hired the most employees titled Archeology, with an average salary of $67,877.
Government Archeology jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Archeology job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
This occupation includes positions that involve professional work in archeology, the scientific study of past human activities through the physical remains of life and past human activities. The work may include research, field investigations, laboratory analysis, library research, interpretation or consultative work, preparation of reports for publication, curation and exhibition of collections, or development and implementation of programs and projects which carry out such work. Such work requires a knowledge of professional archeological principles, theories, concepts, methods, and techniques.
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.
Agencies that have hired an Archeologist
Archeologist Pay Distribution
The average pay for an Archeologist is $73,645.34. The highest paid Archeologist made $173,869 in 2016.
Common Archeologist Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Archeology Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||958|
|IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use||9|
|ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional||2|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E||2|
|SL - Senior Level Positions||2|
|Starting Paygrade:||$32,264.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$136,659.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Professional and Scientific|
|Occupation Family:||0100 SOCIAL SCIENCE, PSYCHOLOGY, AND WELFARE GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade
GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Archeology jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Animal Health Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Library Technician||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Security Clerical and Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Traffic Management||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Information Receptionist||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Archeology Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016
In 2004, the average pay for an Archeologist was $56,791. Since then, the average pay has increased to $73,645 in 2016.
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